Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells Branch

November's To Do List.

Bees Feeding
Bees Feeding

Weigh Hives on one side & double it.

If Emergency Feed is Required click here

Winter Jobs - BeeCraft Discussion Group click here

Check entrances are clear

Sterilise and mend stored equipment.

Go on holiday!!!

Study for BBKA exams.

Go to Branch AGM.

Clean up apiary.

Clean tools and equipment.

Sell surplus honey.

Leave bees alone.

Developmental Period of Egg to:

Queen  16 days,
Worker 21 days

Drone   24 days

Queen Fertility 23+ days

Drone Fertility 38+ days

Click here for more details.

A Worker Bee 

In summer lives only 6 to 8 weeks from the time she hatches as an adult bee

In late autumn the queen lays eggs that develop into workers that live for 4/6 months to survive the winter.

Typical Colony:

50/70,000 bees in mid summer

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.

24,000 larvae developing into adults in sealed cells.

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