Kent Bee-keepers' Association

How Many Bees in a Hive

A hive can contain up to 70,000 bees in midsummer. There will be 1 queen, 250 drones, 20,000 female foragers, 30,000 female house-bees, 5,000 to 7,000 eggs, 7,000-11,000 larvae being fed, 16,000 to 24,000 larvae developing into adults in sealed cells.

All facts for Bee Diseases

Bee Diseases

National Bee Unit (part of the Animal and Plant Health Agency)

Bee Base
https://secure.csl.gov.uk/beebase/
The BeeBase database was constructed in 1991 and made live in 1992. It holds data on all the inspections made by staff of the National Bee Unit (NBU) as well as laboratory samples submitted by beekeepers. The website also provides information on the functional activities of the NBU, legislation, pests and diseases including their recognition and control, interactive maps, current research areas, publications, advisory leaflets and key contacts.