IELTS Writing Task 1 – Bar Chart #37


The bar charts below provide information about honey production and honey producing colonies in the five American states in 2006.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

Model Answer 1:


The bar chart provides data regarding the number of bee colonies in five American states in 2006. The data further compares the capacity of honey production of the same colonies in millions of pounds.

Overall, North Dakota came at the top of the list as the highest honey-producing state, as well as having the largest number of bee colonies. On the other hand, Wisconsin was the lowest honey producer and had the least number of bee colonies among all five states.

According to the data, in 2006, 350 thousand bee colonies were recorded in North Dakota. Consequently, most of the honey came from this state, more than 25 million pounds. Surprisingly, South Dakota’s honey production was significantly low (roughly 10 million pounds) even though this state hosted the second-highest bee colonies, approximately 225 thousand.

Montana, which had approximately 130 thousands of bee provinces, was slightly higher than that of Minnesota’s. In terms of honey production, these two states generated an almost equal amount of honey in 2006, 10 million pounds each. Besides, Wisconsin registered the lowest number of bee communities, slightly above 50 thousand and produced around 5 million pounds honey, the least among all.

[Written by – Debarati Banerjee]

Model Answer 2:

The diagrams delineate how many beehives were there in five US states in 2006 and how much honey these states assembled in the same year. As a general trend, the higher the number of honey-yielding bee colonies in a state, the higher honey it produced and North Dakota was on the top of the list while Wisconsin on the bottom.

It is conspicuous that North Dakota had the highest bee colonies in 2006 which accounted for 350 thousand. From these swarm hives, this state collected the highest amount of honey, over 25 million pounds. Interestingly, South Dakota had the second-largest number of bee colonies, roughly 225 thousand but its honey production was somewhat similar to that of Montana and Minnesota, each of which had approximately 130 thousand beehives. Wisconsin state had just over 50 thousand bee colonies, the lowest among the given states, and its honey production was the least as well, somewhat more than 5 million pounds.