Review of Honey Bee Talk

In October we were privileged to hear a talk on Honey Bees by Liz Birchenough who keeps bees and is a member of the Sevenoaks & Tunbridge Wells Beekeeping Association. We learnt that a queen bee can lay up to 2000 eggs a day;  that worker bees can fly 2 – 3 miles in search of pollen & nectar;  that immature bees stay in the hive for a couple of weeks while they grow strong and drones patrol outside and fan their wings to ventilate the hive.

Very interestingly, we were shown the inside of a hive, the section where the queen lays the eggs and the section where the queen (being larger) cannot access and the honey is stored for lean times. It is this stored honey that the beekeepers, clad in all their protective clothing, head gear and marigold gloves, risk the wrath of the bees for the sweet golden delight.

But the most memorable thing we learnt was how mucky you can get if are a beekeeper!

Rosie Bairstow

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