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Bee colony


Bee colony consists of one bee mother, 30-80 thousand of worker bees and several thousand drones, colonizing one bee colony.

In the winter, there may be 10-50 thousand bees in the hive, in the summer, however, depending on the breed of bees, climate conditions and farming methods this number can reach 60-80 thousand. In late spring and summer there are from a few hundred to 2.5 thousand drones in a bee colony.

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Rolnictwa i Środowiska