Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry has experienced volatile patterns, with rising import volumes and the threat of colony collapse disorder adversely affecting its performance. In particular, the increasing penetration of imports will place downward pressure on the price of US honey. Growth will remain stunted over the next five years, though an expansion into territories like medicine and pollination services will help offset major revenue declines... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Beekeeping operations are spread out over all regions of the United States, but the majority takes place in the Plains, generating close to one half of the industry's total product in 2013, followed by the Southeast and the West, which together account for about one-third of national production. North Dakota produces the greatest volume of industry goods, usually from 20.0% to 25.0%, followed by South Dakota, Florida and California. These top-five producing states house large commercial apiaries, and thus together account for over half of industry production at about 51.6% in 2013.
Beekeepers' production largely depends on weather conditions. In general, regions with fruitful crop-producing areas and sufficient rainfall are prerequisites for industry operators... purchase to read more