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Thread: Field Force

  1. #1
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    Default Field Force

    Just a simple question: What percentage of the hive in the summer time do you think comprises the field force? 20%? 40%?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Field Force

    The percentage of foragers in the field is pretty variable. Someone else hunted for similar information a year or so ago on thread: http://www.beesource.com/forums/arch...t-253538.html?

    You might like to look at the scientific study "A Quantitative Model of Honey Bee Colony Population Dynamics" at http://www.plosone.org/article/info:...l.pone.0018491 They provide mathematical equations that might help you get the answer you seek.
    Jeanette
    HiveTasks Software for beekeepers

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