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.

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County Archived Newsletters

Download the latest and archived Kent Beekeepers' Association (KBKA) newsletters in PDF format. All contributions to the newsletter editor: Mrs J.D. Spon-Smith. Email: jennifer @

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