The amount of honey that bees produce can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the type of bees, the location and climate, the availability of flowers and nectar, and the age and health of the bees.
In general, a healthy and established colony of bees can produce anywhere from 20 to 80 pounds (9 to 36 kg) of honey per year. However, some colonies may produce much more or much less depending on the specific conditions they are facing.
It is important to note that honey production is not the primary goal of a bee hive. Bees produce honey as a food source for the hive, and they will only produce as much as they need to survive. If the hive is well-established and has a strong population, it may produce more honey than it needs and store it in the hive for later use.
To find local honey, search for “(your county) beekeeper’s association” and you should find a list of people selling honey in your area. This is our local beekeeper’s association.