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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
Barriers to entry into the Beekeeping industry are moderate. The equipment required to enter the industry is not expensive and initial stock is relatively easy to obtain, with many established apiarists offering "nucleus colonies" for sale. Therefore, capital requirements do not impede new entrants into the industry.
However, state regulations may limit potential industry entrants. Beehives must be registered with state departments of agriculture and are subject to inspections. Furthermore, honeybees must be certified for shipment between states.
Barriers to success
There are also factors that limit operators' chance of success, which may limit new entrants into the market... purchase to read more