Kent Bee-keepers' Association

Hard Life

To collect a pound of honey a bee might have to fly a distance equivalent to twice round the world. This is likely to involve more than 10,000 flower visits on perhaps 500 foraging trips.
A worker honeybee in summer lives only 6 to 8 weeks from the time she hatches as an adult bee. Before that, it takes just 3 weeks for her to develop from an egg.

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.