Apple Tree Fruit Is Always Small And Sparse

Question From: T. Slot - Byron Center, Michigan, United States
Q: Hello, I have some old standard apple trees on my property that though they produce apples, the apples are always small. I have pruned them and they still consistently produce few and very small apples. I keep bees so I do not think it is a pollination problem. Thanks for any help that you might be able to give me. Tim

A: May be the variety. Also pruning and thinning fruit will help. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.