Honey production

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Honey production
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v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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English
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United States -- Crop Reporting Board
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
1963 released Jan. 27, 1964-
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First issue lacks chronological designation but constitutes 1963.
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Subtitle varies (Annual summary ; Commercial ; Final estimate)
General Note:
Includes supplements.
General Note:
"Hny (date)".
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Title from caption.

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Related Items

Preceded by:
Honey (Washington, D.C. : 1956)
Succeeded by:
Honey (Washington, D.C. : 1988)

Full Text


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1968 ANNUAL SUMMARY

Release:
January 21, 1969
3:00 P.M. (EST)

Honey production during 1968 totaled 200,081,000 pounds, down 10 percent
from 1967 and the smallest honey crop since 1944, according to the Crop Report-
ing Board. The 1968 production per colony averaged 41.9 pounds, compared with
46. 3 pounds a year earlier. The 1968 crop was produced by 4, 770, 000 colonies,
one percent less than the number of colonies in 1967. Beeswax production in
1968 totaled 3,960,000 pounds, a decrease of 13 percent from 1967.

In mid-December, producers reported 43 million pounds of honey on hand
for sale compared with 59 million pounds a year earlier. Stocks in mid-
December represented 21 percent of the 1968 honey production, compared to
26 percent in 1967.

The 1968 season was unfavorable in most areas of the United States. Spring
weather was generally cool and wet followed -by dry-Gonditione-4ateT in the season
in many of the important producing States. Production in Calfornia was about
half as large as last year. However, Florida's production was 16 percent larger
than a year ago.

The Nation's beekeepers received an average of 16.9 cents per pound for
1968 sales of all honey. This compares w ith the 1967 average price of 15. 6 cents.
Prices were higher in 1968 for most typesL.of honey sold at both wholesale and
retail.

Unprocessed bulk honey averaged 12.9 cents per pound, up one-half cent
from a year earlier. Sales of processed bulk honey averaged 16. 0 cents per
pound compared with 14. 8 cents per pound in 1967. Processed packaged honey
was 23.8 cents per pound, about a cent higher than the average of 22.5 cents a
year earlier. Extracted honey in wholesale lots, at 14. 7 cents per pound, was
also about a penny higher than in 1967.
(Continued on Page 8)

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Statistical Reporting Service Crop Reporting Board
Hny (1-69) Washington, D. C. 20250





HONEY: Number of colonies, production
United States, 1959-68


and stocks,


: Number : Yield : Honey : Stocks on hand
Year : colonies : per colony : production :for sale Dec. 15
: 1,000 1,000 1,000
: colonies Pounds pounds pounds


1959 ......: 5,109 46.3 236,578 59,969
1960 ......: 5,005 48.5 242,802 52,206
1961 ......: 4,992 51.3 255,868 68,119
1962 ......: 4,900 50.9 249,608 55,933
1963 ......: 4,849 55.0 266,778 55,082
1964 ......: 4,84o 51.9 251,188 65,776
1965 ......: 4,783 51.1 244,549 58,327
1966 ......: 4,772 51.9 247,642 56,906
1967 ......: 4,819 46.3 223,300 58,800
1968 ......: 4,770 41.9 200,081 51,030





HONEY-BEESWAX: Production and value, United States, 1959-68


Honey : Beeswax
Year Production Price per : Total :Production Price per : Total
Year P Production P Production
: pound : value : : pound : value
: 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
p: ounds Cents dollars pounds Cents dollars


1959 ......: 236,578 17.0 40o,137 4,215 44.4 1,872
1960 ......: 242,802 17.9 43,500 4,372 44.0 1,922
1961 ......: 255,868 18.0 46,072 4,720 44.1 2,080
1962 ......: 249,608 17.4 43,494 4,805 44.1 2,117
1963 ......: 266,778 18.0 48,096 4,828 44.2 2,133
1964 ......: 251,188 18.6 46,638 4,672 44.3 2,070
1965 ......: 244,549 17.8 43,475 4,749 44.9 2,132
1966 ......: 247,642 17.4 43,012 4,739 46.6 2,207
1967 ...... : 223,300 15.6 34,877 h,5k1 58.8 2,672
1968 ......: 200,081 16.9 33,856 3,960 61.6 2,j43


Crop Reporting board, RS, SBS,


HNMI PaEco, January 1969


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HOWE .EES: Number of colonies and production of honey, 1967 and 1968


Colonies of bees : Yield per coloy ;
state 1967 1 196 : 1968a: 1967 1968
:4of. 1967:


1,000
col.


1,000
col.


Percent Pounds Pounds


Honre production


Maine
N. H.
Vt.
Mass.
R. I.
Conn.
N. Y.
N. J.
Pa.

Ohio
Ind.
111.
Mich.
Vis.


1967
1,000


115
120
280
240
44
280
6,560
1,480
3,277

1,639
1,326
3,549
6,050
11,076

20,412
12,690
5,555
5,304
10,100
5,665
2,450

172
1,426
2,266
2,208
3,390
756
4,375
17,922

1,914
2,336
2,208
2,080
2,576
3,440
2,300
9,160

7,84o
10,272
1,590
2,142
810
3,608
2,244
720
4,171
2,730
qD.186


4,813 4,764 99 46.3 41.9 223,054 199,727 90

6 6 100 41 59 946 354 144


14,819 4,770


99 46.3


41.9 223,300


200,081


IOU! PROJIETIOI, January 1969-3- Crep Rp@rting Board, BBS, IBM


1968 .. o a96
1,000
pounds Percent

80 70
75 62
128 46
220 92
40 91
210 75
6,594 101
1,225 83
3,080 94
4,526 276
3,040 229
3,696 104
9,000 149
7,645 69

10,431 51
9,940 78
3,960 71
4,950 93
11,128 110
7,210 127
2,205 90

160 93
1,334 94
1,919 85
1,547 70
4,161 123
832 110
5,220 119
20,865 116

1,494 78
2,363 101
2,093 95
1,248 60
2,250 87
3,154 92
1,980 86
9,534 104
6,800 87
10,120 99
1,632 103
1,886 88
915 113
4,731 131
1,050 47
520 72
3,783 91
2,368 87
16. *i5 54


Minn.
Iowa
Mo.-
N. Dak.
S. Dak.
Nebr.
Kans.

Del.
Ml.
Va.
W. Va.
N. c.
S. C.
Ga.
Fla.

Wy.
Tenn.
Ala.
Miss.
Ark.
La.
Okla.
Texas


Mont.
Idaho
Wyo.
Colo.
N. Mex.
Ariz.
Utah
say.
Wash.
Oreg.
Calif.
48 States

HU.iS.

U. S.


Crop BeportInM Board, sBs, UaM


HOm PROlOCTIO, January 1969


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HONEY: Price per pound, value of production and stocks
on hand December 15 for sale, 1967 and 1968


Average price per pound V
State
1967 1968


Cents

43.6
40.0
32.9
41.6
37.4
39.3
15.7
24.6
20.2


Ohio
Ind.
Ill.
Mich.
Wis.

Minn.
Iowa
Mo.
N. Dak.
S. Dak.
Nebr.
Kans.

Del.
Mi.
Va.
W. Va.
N. C.
S. C.
Ga.
Fla.

Ky.
Tenn.
Ala.
Miss.
Ark.
La.
Okla.
Texas

Mont.
Idaho
Wyo.
Colo.
N. Mex.
Ariz.
Utah
Nev.
Wash.
Oreg.
Calif.
48 States
Hawaii

U. S.


Maine
N. H.
Vt.
Mass.
R. I.
Conn.
N. Y.
N. J.
Pa.


value of production


Cents

44.6
40.8
34.2
42.7
38.8
39.8
15.6
27.4
21.2

20.2
17.6
19.3
15.4
16.0

17.4
15.2
16.7
13.7
14.7
13.8
16.6

32.8
29.8
28.5
32.2
23.2
29.7
17.0
19.0

32.2
21.7
21.6
21.7
25.0
15.4
26.7
15.7

13.2
13.9
13.6
18.1
11.0
11.2
14.7
14.3
13.5
15.2
12.8
16.9
15.4

16.9


19.3
16.8
19.0
14.9
15.0

15.5
15.0
15.6
13.6
13.6
12.5
15.7

32.7
28.6
28.5
32.0
23.6
29.7
17.0
14.8

31.6
20.0
19.5
21.1
23.7
15.5
23.4
14.8

14.2
12.8
13.5
16.6
12.0
11.1
13.1
14.3
13.5
14.2
11.3
15.6
13.7

15.6


1967
1,000
dollars

50
48
92
100
16
110
1,030
364
662

316
223
674
901
1,661

3,164
1,904
867
721
1,374
708
385

56
408
646
707
800
225
744
2,652

605
467
431
439
611
533
538
1,356

1,113
1,315
215
356
97
400
294
103
563
388
3,411
34,843
34


52
398
547
498
965
247
887
3,964
481
513
452
271
.563
486
529
1,497

898
1,407
222
341
101
530
154
74
511
360
2,027
33,801
55

33,856


Honey stocks on hand


g


58,800 42,833


IDI~EY PRODUCTION, January 1969 -4- Crop Reporting Boand, SRS, USflA~


34,877


@


HONMEY PRODUCTION, January 1969


Crop Reporting Board, SRS, USDA


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1968
1,000
dollars

36
31
44
94
16
84
1,029
336
653

914
535
713
1,386
1,223

1,815
1,511
661
678
1,636
995
366


Honey stocks on hand
December 15 for sale
1967 : 1968
1,000 1,000
pounds pounds

52 28
44 15
146 19
96 84
11 10
126 94
1,902 1,978
814 490
950 1,016

443 1,448
345 730
1,065 887
2,299 2,880
4,873 2,294

7,552 3,338
5,076 3,081
944 911
636 693
1,010 779
1,813 3,821
368 617

52 48
200 293
476 422
442 356
915 832
91 183
656 574
3,405 2,712

230 179
444 567
552 460
354 250
412 360
275 442
483 396
2,382 1,907

1,09 -, 680
2,979 1,619
111 33
600 773
178 146
938 473
1,212 304
288 21
626 719
601 592
8,150 2,130
58,715 42,684
85 149






BEESWAX: Production, price per pound, and value, 1967 and 1968

Production : Price per pound : Value
State : 1967 1968 1967 : 1968 : 1967 : 1968
: : :


Maine
N. H.
Vt.
Mass.
R. I.
Conn.
N. Y.
N. J.
Pa.

Ohio
Ind.
Ill.
Mich.
Wis.

Minn.
Iowa
Mo.
N. Dak.
S. Dak.
Nebr.
Kans.

Del.
Md.
Va.
W. Va.
N. C.
S. C.
Ga.
Fla.
KY.
Tenn.
Ala.
Miss.
Ark.
La.
Okla.
Texas

Mont.
Idaho
Wyo.
Colo.
N. Mex.
Ariz.
Utah
Nev.
Wash.
Oreg.
Calif.
48 States

Hawaii

U. S.


: 1,000
: pounds

2
2
: h4
5
1
7
: 118
25
59

S 49
36
67
121
199

S 408
292
72
85
182
119
51

3
24
S 45
44
S 112
19
79
323

42
47
51
37
57
72
S 41
: 202

157
: 205
: 40
51
: 12
76
: 140
13
92
55
: 694
4,537

: 4

4,541


1,000
pounds


2
2
3
4
1
5
112
28
71

86
67
78
171
138

229
209
81
89
189
130
44

3
23
33
31
125
19
120
376


44
31
50
57
34
200

136
201
31
41
18
90
24
9
95
43
295
3,952
8


3,960


Cents

53
55
54
55
52
51
61
56
57

58
57
55
61
60

58
62
57
66
66
59
62

65
65
55
55
55
52
58
52


60
53
57
57
59
58

62
59
54
55
55
49
53
62
53
52
63
58.8
63

58.8


Cents

53
53
55
55
51
51
64
65
59

62
60
60
61
61

61
64
63
65
68
60
59

60
60
63
58
55
57
59
60



55
58
60
65
61
62

66
62
62
65
65
55
56
68
61
58
67
61.5
73

61.6


1,000
dollars


1
1
2
3
1
4
72
14
34

28
21
37
74
119

237
181
41
56
120
70
32

2
16
25
24
62
10
46
168



31
20
32
41
24
117

97
121
22
28
7
37
21
8
49
29
437
2,669
3

2,672


1,000
dollars


1
1
2
2
1
3
72
18
42

53
40
47
104
84

14o
134
51
58
129
78
26

2
14
21
18
69
11
71
226

19
23
24
18
30
37
21
124

90
125
19
27
12
50
13
6
58
25
198
2,437
6

2,443


Crop Reporting Board, SRS, USDA


HONEY PRODUCTION, January 1969


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HONEY: Average price per pound received by farmers, 1967 and 1968
wholesale extracted honey

Unprocessed Bulk
State :55 Gallon Containers: 60 Pound Containers : All :Processed Bulk: All Bulk
: 1967 : 1968 : 1967 : 1968 : 1967 : 1968 : 1967: 1968 : 1967 : 1968
Cents Cents Cents Cents Cents


Maine --
N. H.
Vt. --
Mass. --
R. I. --
Conn. --
N. Y. : 13
N. J. : --
Pa. : 12

Ohio : 14
Ind. : 12
Ill. : 16
Mich. : 13
Wis. : 13

Minn. : 13
Iowa : 13
Mo. : 13
N. Dak. : 13
S. Dak. : 13
Nebr. : 12
Kans. : 13
Del. --
Md. --
Va. --
W. Va. --
N. C. 14
S. C. 16
Ga. 13
Fla. 11

Ky. : --
Tenn. : 15
Ala. : 10
Miss. : 11
Ark. 10
La. 12
Okla. --
Texas 11
Mont. 14
Idaho : 12
Wyo. : 13
Colo. : 12
N. Mex. : 11
Ariz. : 11
Utah 1 12
Nev. : 13
Wash. : 11
Oreg. : 12
Calif. : 11
48
States : 12.3

Havai : 11

U. S. : 12.3


14 14


14 14 17 16


16 15


13 16 13
15 15 --
14 16 16


14 14 15 14 15 17 20 14 15
13 13 14 12 13 15 20 12 13
15 16 15 16 15 18 21 16 16
13 13 13 13 13 14 15 13 13
14 14 14 13 14 15 16 13 14

14 13 14 13 14 15 18 13 15
13 14 14 13 13 16 16 13 13
14 13 14 13 14 14 16 13 14
13 14 14 13 13 -- -- 13 13
14 13 14 13 14 -- 15 13 14
13 13 14 12 13 15 17 12 13
14 14 15 13 14 15 16 13 14
-- 17 17 17 17 -- -- 17 17'
-- 17 17 17 17 18 -- 17 17
-- 16 16 16 16 -- 16 16
-- 16 16 16 16 -- 16 16
14 16 16 14 14 16 17 15 16
16 20 20 16 16 18 18 17 17
12 18 17 13 12 -- -- 13 12
12 -- 11 12 12 14 11 12

-- 12 12 12 12 17 19 14 15
15 15 15 15 15 20 -- 15 15
11 11 12 10 11 15 15 11 11
11 15 15 12 12 12 15 12 12
12 12 14 11 13 15 15 13 14
11 -- 12 11 13 12 12 11
-- 11 13 11 13 14 -- 14 13
12 12 13 11 12 14 16 11 12
13 15 15 14 13 16 -- 14 13
13 12 13 12 13 13 15 12 13
13 13 15 13 13 -- -- 13 13
13 12 14 12 13 13 14 12 13
10 U 11 11 10 -- -- 11 10
11 11 12 11 11 11 12 11 11
12 12 15 12 14 16 16 12 14
13 14 14 14 14 -- -- 14 14
11 13 13 12 12 13 13 12 12
13 13 14 12 13 -- -- 12 13
12 12 13 11 12 14 13 11 12

12.8 13.0 13.7 12.4 12.9 14.8 16.0 12.4 13.1


12.8


10 U11

13.0 13.7


10 12 -- --

12.4 12.9 14.8 16.0


10 12

12.4 13.1


Crop Reporting Board, SRS, USDA


HONEY PRODUCTION, January 1969


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HONEY: Average price per pound received by farmers, 1967 and 1968
: Wholesale Extracted Honey :Retail Extracted: Chunk : Comb
State : All packages : All :
8 : 1967 : 1968 1967 1968 1967 1968
67__ 9 : 196 : 1961_7 :1


: Cents Cents Cents Cents Cents


Cents Cents Cents Cents Cent:


Maine
N. H.
Vt.
Mass.
R. I.
Conn.
N. Y.
N. J.
Pa.

Ohio
Ind.
Ill.
Mich.
Wis.

Minn.
Iowa
Mo.
N. Dak.
S. Dak.
Nebr.
Kans.

Del.
Md.
Va.
W. Va.
N. C.
S. C.
Ga.
Fla.

Ky.
Tenn.
Ala.
Miss.
Ark.
La.
Okla.
Texas

Mont.
Idaho
Wyo.
Colo.
N. Mex.
Ariz.
Utah
Nev.
Wash.
Oreg.
Calif.
48 States

Hawaii

U. S.


: 22.5


23.8 13.5 14.7 29.7 30.6 30.7 29.8 38.4 40.0


HONEY PR0DUOI~I0N, January 1969 -7- Crop Reporting Board, SRS, USDA


36 38 36 38 44 46 53 53 58 58
35 36 33 33 45 46 54 54 55 55
28 29 28 29 34 35 45 45 52 52
33 33 33 33 43 45 55 55 57 57
:31 32 31 32 41 43 -- -- 55 55
30 31 30 31 41 42 53 53 58 59
:25 26 15 14 28 29 -- -- 38 40
20 23 16 20 40 41 50 55 55 60
26 27 16 17 32 32 34 38 38 41

22 22 16 17 31 30 35 39 38 42
25 26 14 15 31 32 41 41 -- --
:22 23 17 17 29 30 -- 38 41
:19 22 14 14 28 28 -- 35 43
:23 24 15 16 24 25 -- -- --

22 24 14 16 26 27 34 35 40 42
22 23 13 14 29 30 31 35 40 43
:19 20 14 15 28 30 -- -- 41 45
20 20 13 13 26 26 -- -- -- --
: -- 22 13 14 25 25 -- -
23 22 12 14 25 26 -- -- -- --
25 26 14 15 22 22 41 37 43 44

25 27 25 27 36 35 44 47 42 45
25 27 25 27 37 36 40 42 42 44
28 29 19 19 35 36 34 33 35 35
27 28 23 24 40 40 34 33 37 37
: 29 28 17 18 39 36 41 36 39 37
: 27 30 22 24 36 36 38 34 39 36
: 24 28 13 12 36 34 25 28 -- 34
: 20 26 13 16 30 31 26 25 -- --

: 31 31 22 23 39 38 37 38 34 36
: 27 32 17 19 36 36 36 36 40 38
: 25 27 14 14 32 36 26 31 38 39
: 25 26 16 16 30 32 34 34 35 36
: 24 25 18 20 28 30 31 32 38 38
: 20 20 13 12 27 29 31 34 35 34
: 24 24 20 22 32 33 32 35 36 39
: 18 20 12 13 27 27 37 36 45 40o

: 17 18 14 13 26 27 -- -- -- -
: 21 22 13 14 22 25 --
: 21 22 13 13 22 24 -- -- -- --
: 22 24 15 16 22 24 29 35 41 46
: 28 29 11 10 31 31 -- -- -- --
: 18 18 11 11 18 19 -- -- -
: 16 16 12 14 19 19 -- -- -
22 22 14 14 20 20 -- -- -
22 22 13 13 29 30 -- --
:17 18 13 14 25 26 -- 48 46
19 16 11 13 26 28 -- -- -- --
22.5 23.8 13.5 14.7 29.7 30.6 30.7 29.8 38.4 40.0

S22 24 13 15 28 29 -- -- --


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HOmEY PRODUCTION, January 1969


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(Continued from Page 1)

Retail sales of extracted honey averaged 30. 6 cents per pound in 1968,
compared with 29. 7 cents in 1967. This is the first year that the price has
exceeded 30 cents per pound. Because of the declining importance of comb
and chunk honey, wholesale and retail sales were combined for the first time
this year. The price of all chunk honey was 29. 8 cents per pound, down from
30. 7 cents in 1967. Sales of all comb honey averaged 40. 0 cents per pound,
compared with 38. 4 cents a year earlier.

The price of beeswax increased for the sixth consecutive year. The price
of beeswax averaged 61. 6 cents per pound compared with 58.8 cents per pound
in 1967 and 46. 6 cents per pound in 1966.


HONEY PRODUCTION, January 1969 8 Crop Reporting Board, SRS, USDA