BBKA Survey Highlights Poor Honey Harvest in 2012

The British Beekeepers’ Association just issued this press release which confirms the poor harvest experienced by beekeepers in 2012.  The average harvest for BBKA Members in Wales* is reported as 9.8 lb per hive compared to 31.6 lb in 2011.

* The sample size is not known for Wales.  Most of us keeping bees in Wales are members of Associations affiliated to the Welsh Beekeepers’ Association and are unlikely to have participated in the survey.