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An overview of Bee Keeping

David Burton gave a very enthusiastic presentation on bee keeping which kept everyone enthralled for over 90 minutes. He started by telling us how to distinguish a honey bee from wasps and bumble bees, then went on to describe the life of a bee which is surprisingly short - only 6 weeks in the summer and up to 9 months in colder seasons. He explained how the worker bees (who are all female) communicate by smells called ‘pheromones’ and do the ‘waggle dance’ to assess where the pollen is and how far they have to fly to get it. This can be up to 2 miles. Each colony has only one queen bee and her sole task is to lay eggs. After learning lots of facts about bees and different types of hives, Da

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Venue - Talks & Plant Sale:

Glinton Village Hall

High Street

Glinton

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Venue - Annual Open Show:

Arthur Mellows Village College

Helpston Road

Glinton

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