Honey yields have hit a four-year high this year, as the record-breaking summer increased bee’s productivity by a third.
Surveys have found that hobbyist beekeepers have produced an average of 14kg of honey per hive this year.
Despite being the highest since 2014, the yield is still considered small compared to a few decades ago. Around 50 years ago Beekeepers could expect to close 100lb of honey per hive.
Beekeepers were asked in an annual survey what they thought the public could do to help honeybees and other pollinators.
Planting more nectar and pollen-producing flowers, shrubs or trees was the top answer.
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