Native bees in Victoria are solitary and therefore don’t produce honey but native bees in hot climates like Northern New South Wales and Queensland produce about a tennis ball size of honey and these bees don’t survive in Victoria to the cold. We only use European bees to produce an abundance of honey. In a good year a Hive can produce – in extreme conditions up to 120 kilos – but in poor years they can die from starvation. European bees in suburbia produce honey almost every year in fact in Melbourne only about 3 and 30 years was no honey produced. However anywhere in the country you need to migrate your hives or feed them their honey for them to survive and prosper in bad years.