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Roughly 600 bees per cup and around 10,000 bees in three pounds.

The amount per cup greatly varies by how active there are, temperature, if you spray them down vs dry, etc.

Why do you ask?
 

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Bulk bees? How many queens are you getting? Methinks you install the queens and balance out the number of bees.
My thought exactly. Spread out the bees evenly regardless if how many cups. I've made up a while lot of nucs with 1.5lb of bees. Anything more is just a bonus.
 
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