2021 has been a challenging year for honey production in the south of England, largely due to the weather and resulting blooms. Blossoms were later than in previous years and when there was nectar and pollen available, it was often too wet or cold for the bees to forage effectively. As a result, yields are lower and the harvest has been later.
We completed a first harvest at the end of July and we’re starting to get orders out to some of our stockists. We have a backlog of orders and aim to deliver to more outlets shortly.
The good news is that we have two new apiary sites in 2021: Chenies and Jordans, with more beehives than previous years. This will hopefully go some way to offsetting the lower yields.
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