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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 Newsletter February 2009

Published 28.Jan.2009, 11:42pm


Message from the President

Dear Association Beekeepers,

As this is the first News Letter of 2009, I would like to take the opportunity to express to each of you my Sincere Best Wishes for this New Year. We may find at times the pressures of life bear heavily upon us but if we look after our bees well I am sure they will give us a good return. May it be significantly better for you in 2009 that the last season.

If branches feel that the President can assist them by being present at any event, please let me know and I will endeavour to give you all the support that I am able to undertake.

There would seems to be a growing interest in our craft and certainly a greater awareness by the general public of needs for bees. We must build on this during the coming months. With every good wish.

William S. Mundy

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