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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


Plan Bee Anglia from ITV Fixers on Vimeo

Bees are such an important part of our environment and our economy. Did you know, for example, that they pollinate around 30 per cent of the UK’s food crops, contributing £200 million a year to our economy?

Bee numbers are declining across the globe and we can all play our part in halting the decline.

To find out more, watch the ITV fixers video about Plan Bee which was filmed at our head office in Peterborough.
                                  We have been working very closely with the                                   Peterborough and District Beekeepers'                                   Association. The association was founded in                                   1911, the group consists of beekeepers and                                   members interested in beekeeping who live                                   in and around Peterborough.

                                  Their aim is to promote and further the craft                                   of beekeeping through meetings, events and                                   shows.

                                  To find out more about bees
                                  and to see what you can do
                                  to help, visit the British
                                  Beekeepers Association’s
                                  website. Get involved
                                  locally or even adopt your
                                  very own beehive.
    Find out more...

    Co-operative Group – Plan Bee

    The British Beekeepers

    Bumblebee Conservation Trust

    Vanishing of the bees

    BBC - Bee part of it

    Peterborough & District Bee
    Keepers Association

    Help save the bees

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