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Bees have six legs, four wings and five eyes

There is only one queen per hive

There could be up to 40,000 worker bees, which are all female

Queens can live for several years

We need bees to pollinate our food

Bees cannot see the colour red

Bees only sting if they think they or their hive is in danger

Honey bees need to visit two million flowers to make one pound of honey

Honey bees communicate with one another using smell and also dance

A honey bee flaps its wings about 12,000 times per minute

A typical healthy hive may contain up to 60,000 honey bees during peak times

The average summertime honey bee lives only about 42 to 50 days

The average honey bee flies between 12 and 15 miles per hour

The average central temperature of the brood nest is kept between 92-95 degrees fahrenheit

Young honey bees are taught by the more experienced ones how to make honey


Make a date to save the bees by purchasing our bee calendar

Bee numbers are declining across the globe and we can all play our part in halting this decline. Anglia Co-operative is leading by example. We have three hives at our headquarters in Peterborough; we host educational visits for primary school children to learn all about the honeybee; and we’ve provided a base for the Peterborough and District Beekeepers’ Association to continue its valuable work in the future.

Alongside this work we are also selling our very own Bee calendar, from which all proceeds will be given to the PDBKA to help them to provide more honeybee hives and train new beekeepers.

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Anglia Co-operative Membership Bee Calendar

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