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Beekeeping in the US: Market Research Report

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Beekeeping Market Research Report | NAICS 11291 | Jan 2017

Sticky situation: Affordable imports will hurt revenue, but new uses of honey will offset some losses

The Beekeeping market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Despite new markets, imports will place pressure on prices and hurt industry revenue
  • Food and beverage producers are increasingly looking for low-cost imports of honey
  • Farmers will be forced to lower prices, as low-priced imports continue to enter the United States
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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 Products Chapter

The two major product categories in this industry are honey and pollination services. Over the past five years, the percentage of income from pollination services has increased relative to honey. Honey imports satisfy the majority of domestic demand for the product.


Honey is purchased directly by the food manufacturing industry, as an ingredient in other food products, and directly by consumers. Per capita consumption of honey in the US has remained relatively constant over the past several decades at about one pound per year. However, domestic honey production accounts for a shrinking portion of consumption as plentiful, lower-cost imports continue to penetrate the domestic market. Roughly 51.0% of industry revenue is derived from the sale of honey products.

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Additional Insights for the Beekeeping Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Beekeeping Industry are

  • Ability to raise revenue from additional sources
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita sugar and sweetener consumption and Demand from crop production in the Beekeeping industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Beekeeping Industry?

    Operators in this industry raise bees. They may collect and gather honey, sell bees, royal jelly, bees’ wax, propolis, pollen, venom and other bee products.

    Industry Products
    HoneyOther productsPollination services
    Industry Activities
    Bee productionBeeswax productionQueen bee productionHoneybee productionPropolis productionBee pollen collection

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita sugar and sweetener consumption
  • Demand from crop production
  • External competition for the Beekeeping industry
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of sugar
  • Current Performance
  • Less honey, more money
  • Import competition
  • Changing landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Import penetration
  • Product development and niche markets
  • Table: Beekeeping Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Beekeeping Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Cereal Production
  • Candy Production
  • Ice Cream Production
  • Meat, Beef & Poultry Processing
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Miscellaneous Product Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Farm Supplies Wholesaling
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Honey
  • Pollination services
  • Other products
  • Chart: Beekeeping Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Honey
  • Honey and byproducts
  • Pollination services
  • Major Markets
  • Cooperatives and private processors
  • Farmers
  • Other
  • Retailers
  • Exports
  • Apiculturists
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Beekeeping Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Beekeeping
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Beekeeping Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Beekeeping Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Beekeeping Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Honey Production (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Colony Collapse Disorder (Ccd)
  • A disease that has resulted in the mysterious disappearance of many US honeybee colonies.
  • Cooperative
  • A jointly owned, vertically integrated organization, also referred to as a co-op, which produces and distributes goods for the benefit of the owners.
  • Nucleus Colonies
  • Consists of frames and bees.
  • Propolis
  • A resinous material of waxy consistency collected by bees from the buds of trees and used as a cement in the hive. This product can be used in a variety of medicines.
  • Royal Jelly
  • A highly nutritious substance secreted by nurse bees that is fed to queen and the very young larvae in a colony.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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