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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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May 2013 Newsletter

Published 12.May.2013, 11:16am


Update: Due to a shortage of bees the evening class in basic bee husbandry, 6 to 8 pm, six weeks, is now starting on the 27 July 2013. A practical course handling live bees, covering the BBKA “general husbandry” syllabus. Cost £40.

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