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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.

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NBU South-East Region Newsletter 2009

South-East region newsletter with a round-up of all the activities of the inspection team last season (and more). Alan Byham SE Regional Bee Inspector The Food and Environment Research Agency - National Bee Unit.

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