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 FAQ (Public)

FAQ (Public)

These FAQs are aimed at the general public with bee related problems

Please read them carefully before contacting one of our Volunteer Swarm Collectors. Do not contact our members for wasp problems as we are beekeepers not a pest control company.