The queen makes mating flight during her early life and stores the sperm from up to 20 drones that she collects on these flights. Drones that mate with her die in the act. She can store the sperm for up to 5 years.
Council Minutes 12th March 2016 Minutes of the 277th Council meeting held at the Margaret Calder Pavilion, Kent County Showground on Saturday, 12th March 2016 at 10.00 am.
2016 Notice of Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting of Kent Bee-Keepers Association will be held at Lenham Community Centre ME17 2QT on Saturday, 4th June 2016 at 11.30 a.m. or thereabouts immediately following the Council meeting.
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