the amount of honey produced by a bee colony in one season. Honey crops are classified according to the time of nectar flow: spring nectar flow characterizes various willows, maple, acacia, fruit trees, and berry plants; early summer nectar flow, white clover, meadow grasses, raspberry bushes, buckthorn, sainfoin, and mustard; late summer nectar flow, linden, cypress, buckwheat, sunflower, coriander, cotton, and sweet clover; and autumn nectar flow, heather, late buckwheat plantings, late white clover, and various autumn grasses (such as motherwort, burdock, and hemp nettle).
The honey crop may be at a sustenance level, with the amount of honey produced sufficient only to feed the colony of bees. A productive honey crop is one with enough honey for collection and sale. The honey crop is calculated from the amount of nectar brought into the hives in one day. A good honey crop produced by a bee colony is 100-200 kg per season (record yields are 300 kg and greater).