2021 has been a challenging year for honey production in the south of England, due to the weather and resulting blooms. Blossoms appeared 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.
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.