Beekeepers in the region have noted environmental changes are taking a devastating toll on the bee population which has resulted in a lack of honey production.
To make matters worse the region has missed out on vital rainfall, and its a resource which ensures the cycle of bee to honey production remains intact.
Ana Martin and Sven Stephan from Amber Drop Honey are beekeepers based at Johns River.
The fire at Black Head, 100km south of Port Macqaurie, wiped out 14 the couple's 22 colonies which were based there. Other beekeepers, Ms Martin said, suffered greater losses.
The couple have also been forced to move many of their hives to the Central Coast due to a lack of rain.
"We have had to move our hives out of our property because not only were they not producing, but they were eating their honey stores and we were worried about their wellbeing," she said.
"The lack of rain over the last 18 months has had an impact on what is flowering and how much nectar is in the flowers.
"When there is not much nectar, honey production is reduced, as the bees will use most of it for their own needs.
"When resources are low, the queen slows down her egg laying and our colonies were becoming smaller and smaller, instead of growing during the spring season."
Ms Martin said the hives on the Central Coast are doing well, due to the area receiving about 300ml over the past few months.
However Ms Martin and Mr Stephan remain vigilant, constantly checking conditions via the NSW Rural Fire Service app.
"We might need to move hives if any fire comes too close, providing it is safe to do so," she said.
Bonny Hills beekeeper Jim Marchment said unfortunately the lack of rain is having a flow-on effect on bees and their production of honey.
As a beekeeper, Jim said he has chosen not to extract any honey from his hives this year, as the animals are using it as a food source for themselves.
Mr Marchment said last year he harvested 20 litres of honey from his backyard hives.
After speaking to other beekeepers on the Mid North Coast, Mr Marchment said he has not heard of anyone who is collecting honey.
He puts the lack of honey production down to a reduced amount of nectar being produced by plants, due to the dry nature of the environment.
Bees are well known for being smart animals and Mr Marchment said he believes their population is not growing as they recognise there is a lack of food to enable the numbers to expand.
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