How many bees are there in a beehive? What does this many bees look like? I am sure that these are questions that you have often wondered about. Thankfully, here at we have you covered.

According to the British Beekeepers’ Association, during Summer months, there can be around 40,000 bees in a hive. This number will drop to around 5,000 bees during the Winter.

Below is a illustration of what this number looks like when represented as dots. The image is broken up into 400 squares, with each square consisting of 100 individual dots. In total therefore, there are 40,000 individual dots.

See if you can spot the queen bee (the single yellow dot).

Outline of a beehive with 40000 dots inside representing the number of bees.