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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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January 2012 Newsletter

Published 19.Jan.2012, 7:53pm


2012 is going to be a very eventful year. We have the Olympics in July and August, the Queen celebrates her diamond jubilee and John Hendrie celebrates 50 years of beekeeping. You also cannot fail to have noticed a change in the format of the newsletter. It is hoped to introduce a few more items on beekeeping and news on what the various branches are doing. To make it a success it will need input from our members so if you have anything you think would be of interest, whether branch news, anecdotes or topical tips, please e-mail

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