Apparently, one beehive produces about 60 pounds of honey in a good season, however, an average hive would be around 20-30 pounds surplus. A strong colony of bees produces about 2-3 times more honey than they actually need.
One beehive can produce 60lb of honey in a very productive, fair weathered season. In an average season, a beehive can make 25 lb. Bees only need 20-30lb of honey to survive the cold months, but they usually produce more to store for the next season. Here is a link that offers a lot of information about beekeeping, the process of making honey, and general facts about bees. http://www.britishbee.org.uk/faq.php
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