Honey production

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

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Related Items

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

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IhnICeY IprednctiIon

1971 ANNUAL SUMMARY

Release:
January 18, 1972
3:00 P. M. EST

Honey production in the United States during 1971 totaled 206,326,000 pounds,
11 percent below the 1970 crop, according to the Crop Reporting Board. This crop
was produced by 4,346,000 colonies, 5 percent less than 1970. With the exception
of 1967, colony numbers have declined each year since 1958. The yield of honey
per colony was 47.5 pounds, 3.2 pounds lower than the 1970 average. Production
of beeswax in 1970 totaled 3,757,000 pounds, 18 percent less than was produced in
1970.
In mid-December, producers reported 33 million pounds of honey on hand for
sale compared with 53 million pounds a year earlier. Stocks in mid-December
represented 16 percent of the 1971 honey production compared with 23 percent in
1970.
Honey producers received an average of 21.9 cents per pound for honey during
1971, 26 percent above the 1970 average price of 17.4 cents per pound and the
highest price since 1947. These prices relate to all wholesale and retail sales
extracted, chunk, and comb honey from apiaries owned by farmers and non-farmers.
Extracted honey in wholesale lots sold for an average price of 19.6 cents per
pound, 4.3 cents above 1970. Unprocessed bulk honey averaged 18.0 cents per pound
compared with 14.2 cents in 1970. Sales of processed bulk honey averaged 21.3
cents per pound, 5.2 cents higher than a year earlier. Processed packaged sales
averaged 31.2 cents per pound compared with 25.8 cents in 1970.
(Continued on page 8)

Estimates of number of colonies and production of honey
for apiaries with 300 or more colonies in 20 major pro-
ducing States appear in this report for the first---
The first estimates made for this segment q r RY
producers were shown in the report issued ,tt, AR
1971. Data for this group will be shown in future re-
ports issued in September and December. jr


I.F.A.S. Univ. of Fnorida
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE CROP REPORTING BOARD
Hny (1-72) WASHINGTON, D.C. 20250





Colonies of bees: Honey and beeswax
United States, 1962-71

Honey : Beeswax
Year :Colonies : Yield : : Price : : Stocks : : Price :
Year : of : per :Production: per : Total : on :Production: per Total
; bees ; colony ; ; pound ; value ; hand ; : pound : value
: 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
: colonies Pounds pounds Cents dollars pounds pounds Cents dollars

1962 : 4,900 50.9 249,608 17.4 43,494 55,933 4,805 44.1 2,117
1963 : 4,849 55.0 266,778 18.0 48,096 55,082 4,828 44.2 2,133
1964 4,840 51.9 251,188 18.6 46,638 65,776 4,672 44.3 2,070
1965 : 4,783 51.1 244,549 17.8 43,475 58,327 4,749 44.9 2,132
1966 : 4,772 51.9 247,642 17.4 43,012 56,906 4,739 46.6 2,207
1967 : 4,819 46.3 223,300 15.6 34,877 58,800 4,541 58.8 2,672
1968 : 4,770 41.9 200,081 16.9 33,856 42,833 3,960 61.7 2,443
1969 : 4,737 59.7 282,653 17.4 49,283 66,691 5,462 61.1 3,340
1970 : 4,592 50.7 232,672 17.4 40,438 53,226 4,607 60.2 2,775
1971 : 4,346 47.5 206,326 21.9 45,124 32,822 3,757 61.2 2,298




Commercial production in apiaries with 300 or more colonies in 20 major
producing States 1971

1971
State : :
a Colonies of bees Yield per colony Honey production

1,000 colonies Pounds 1,000 pounds

New York : 51 70 3,570
Illinois : 12 80 960
Michigan : 61 70 4,270
Wisconsin : 58 104 6,032
Minnesota : 79 84 6,636
Iowa : 42 95 3,990
North Dakota : 55 77 4,235
South Dakota : 106 97 10,282
Nebraska : 102 56 5,712
North Carolina : 6 79 474
Georgia : 67 55 3,685
Florida : 111 80 8,880
Texas : 66 52 3,432
Montana : 72 55 3,960
Idaho : 91 39 3,549
Colorado : 37 55 2,035
Arizona : 41 60 2,460
Washington : 70 26 1,820
Oregon 28 40 1,120
California : 384 40 15,360

20 States : 1,539 60.0 92,462


Crop Reporting Board, SRS, USDA


HONEY PRODUCTION, January 1972






Colonies of bees and honey production, 1970-71

Colonies of bees : Yield per colony ; money production
State 190 1971 197] : 1970 : 1971 1970 1971 1971 a
; 9 ,0 1971 oof1O70 ;of 1970


colonies Forcent Pounds 1,000 pounds Percent


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. Vex.
Ariz.
Utah
Nev.
Wash.
Oreg.
Calif.
48 States
Hawaii
U. S.


Crop Reporting Board, SRS, USDA


1,000

4
5
7
9
2
8
136
33
96

124
82
76
116
121

177
131
96
: 58
118
109
47

4
27
92
89
201
62
174
364

71
145
85
57
93
82
6o
244

76
179
30
42
15
59
50
7
93
72
559
4,587
5
4,592


4
4
7
9
2
8
125
34
89

124
80
65
115
117

156
126
86
59
110
114
49

3
23
85
87
191
61
162
342

70
141
82
55
91
70
6o
222

76
156
31
4o
13
53
48
8
90
68
531
4,342
4
4,346


100
80
100
100
100
100
92
103
93
100
98
86
99
97

88
96
90
102
93
105
104

75
85
92
98
95
98
93
94

99
97
96
96
98
85
100
91

100
87
103
95
87
90
96
114
97
94
95
95
80
95


24
21
44
24
23
21
65
52
39

34
49
60
60
105

110
98
39
113
115
88
60

34
36
22
23
24
15
32
69

24
14
26
28
26
40
27
42

105
41
75
68
37
45
36
72
45
51
28
50.7
43
50.7


35
32
37
25
22
24
57
38
40o

30
37
55
70
99

78
91
43
77
96
55
60

30
38
32
26
36
25
35
65

29
24
20
21
31
35
41
40

55
39
6o
55
48
56
30
70
29
34
37
47.5
69
47.5


96
105
308
216
46
168
8,840o
1,716
3,744

4,216
4,018
4,560
6,960
12,705

19,470
12,838
3,744
6,554
13,570
9,592
2,820

136
972
2,024
2,047
4,824
930
5,568
25,116

1,704
2,030
2,210
1,596
2,418
3,280
1,620
10,248

7,980
7,339
2,250
2,856
555
2,655
1,800
504
4,185
3,672
15,652
232,457
215
232,672


14o 146
128 122
259 84
225 10o4
44 96
192 114
7,125 81
1,292 75
3,560 95

3,720 88
2,960 74
3,575 78
8,050 116
11,583 91

12,168 62
11,466 89
3,698 99
4,543 69
10,560 78
6,270 65
2,940 104

90 66
874 90
2,720 134
2,262 111
6,876 143
1,525 164
5,670 102
22,230 89

2,030 119
3,384 167
1,640 74
1,155 72
2,821 117
2,450 75
2,460 152
8,880 87

4,18o 52
6,084 83
1,860 83
2,200 77
624 112
2,968 112
1,440 80
560 111
2,610 62
2,312 63
19,647 126
206,050 89
276 128
206,326 89


HONEY PRODUCTION, January 1972





HONEY: Price per pound,value of production and stocks
on hand December 15, for sale, 1970 and 1971

Average price : Value of : Honey stocks on hand
tate : rpe pund .... ....... p-rqduction : .. December 15 for sale
1970 1971 : 1970 : 1971 1970 : 1971
Cents 1,000 dollars 1,000 pounds

Maine : 46.9 48.5 45 68 29 42
N. H. : 48.7 50.7 51 65 29 19
Vt. : 34.8 36.1 107 93 114 52
Mass. : 39.2 42.2 85 95 84 79
R.I. : 36.5 38.3 17 17 12 11
Conn. : 31.4 35.5 53 68 87 67
N. Y. : 16.5 22.6 1,459 1,610 2,298 1,069
N. J. : 31.4 33.7 539 435 858 452
Pa. : 20.2 25.2 756 897 1,385 1,566

Ohio : 17.6 21.3 742 792 1,223 856
Ind. 17.4 21.7 699 642 1,607 770
Ill. : 21.5 25.4 .980 908 1,094 1,430
Mich. : 15.2 20.5 1,058 1,650 2,506 3,140
Wis. : 15.2 21.0 1,931 2,432 4,320 2,780

Minn. : 16.0 19.1 3,115 2,324 4,673 1,338
Iowa : 15.8 20.5 2,028 2,351 3,851 2,293
Mo. : 29.6 33.0 1,108 1,220 899 444
N. Dak. : 16.2 21.4 1,062 972 2,425 318
S. Dak. 15.4 21.0 2,090 2,218 3,530 1,162
Nebr. : 15.8 19.0 1,516 1,191 2,686 1,818
Kans. : 16.5 23.2 465 682 649 538

Del. 37.9 41.2 52 37 27 14
Md. : 31.0 33.3 301 291 185 122
Va. : 21.0 25.3 425 688 384 517
W. Va. : 30.8 33.8 630 765 512 339
N. C. : 26.3 31.7 1,269 2,180 965 1,031
S. : 34.3 36.2 319 552 167 275
Ga. : 17.6 20.6 980 1,168 557 397
Fla. : 15.8 18.6 3,968 4,135 2,763 2,223

Ky. : 40.6 41.1 692 834 204 223
Tenn. : 17.8 21.2 361 717 426 508
Ala. : 23.6 25.6 522 420 309 148
Miss. : 18.9 22.8 302 263 399 243
Ark. : 27.5 30.8 665 869 387 254
La. 14.3 18.2 469 446 656 98
Okla. : 32.1 35.0 520 861 275 443
Texas : 15.6 17.9 1,599 1,590 1,640 880

Mont. : 15.6 21.4 1,245 895 1,676 167
Idaho : 14-8 18.1 1,086 1,101 2,055 2,434
Wyo. : 14.8 20.7 333 385 135 74
Colo. : 17.0 22.4 486 493 942 330
N. Mex. : 14.8 20.2 82 126 128 44
Ariz. : 13.0 18.3 345 543 133 208
Utah : 18.1 21.4 326 308 522 259
Nev. : 14.6 20.2 74 113 96 50
Wash. : 14.2 19.2 594 501 795 418
Oreg. : 17.2 21.5 632 497 1,065 254
Calif. : 14.2 18.1 2,223 3,556 1,409 589
48 States 17.4 21.9 40,406 45,064 53,171 32,786
Hawaii 15.0 21.7 32 60 55 36
U. s. : 17.4 21.9 40,438 45,124 53,226 32,822


Crop Reporting Board, SRS, USDA


HONEY PRODUCTION, January 1972





BEESWAX: Production, price per pound, and value, 1970 and 1971

: Production : Price per pound : Value
State 1970 1971 1970 1971 1970 : 1971

1,000 pounds Cents 1,000 dollars


2
3
6
4
1
5
150
33
67


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.
Tennrm.
Ala.
Miss.
Ark.
La.
Okla.
Texas

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

48 States

Hawaii

U. S.


43
41
42
56
58
56
32
236

160
169
36
63
8
69
32
8
117
73
360

4,603

4

4,607


3
4
5
5
1
3
100
22
64

71
62
72
121
174

195
206
78
95
158
113
50

2
14
44
25
138
26
57
400

43
68
33
38
54
44
49
222

84
116
48
46
9
36
27
10
81
42
393

3,751

6

3,757


60
65
60
75
60
70
65
67
57

58
59
59
61
60

59
60
63
62
64
57
61

60
60
61
55
53
55
59
64

54
54
61
58
60
60
63
60

61
59
62
61
55
55
53
59
61
58
60

60.2

78

60.2


65
65
60
80
60
75
65
70
63

60
60
63
63
63

60
60
62
64
68
60
64

65
65
60
55
54
57
59
63

56
56
59
61
60
64
62
61

61
59
64
64
56
54
57
60
57
61
61

61.2

65

61.2


1
2
4
3
1
4
98
22
38


37
42
67
81
122

207
149
47
81
148
99
40

2
10
20
23
72
13
65
289

23
22
26
32
35
34
20
142

98
100
22
38
4
38
17
5
71
42
216

2,772

3

2,775


2
3
3
4
1
2
65
15
40

43
37
45
76
110

117
124
48
61
107
68
32

1
9
26
14
75
15
34
252

24
38
19
23
32
28
30
135

51
68
31
29
5
19
15
6
46
26
240

2,294

4

2,298


Crop Reporting Board, SRS, USDA


HONEY PRODUCTION, January 1972





HONEY: Average price per pound received by producers, 1970 and 1971
:Wholesale Extracted Honey
State Unprocessed Bulk : Processed Bulk : Total Bulk
:55 Gal, Containers:60 lb. Containers: All :55 Gal. Containers: All Containers
: 1970 : 1971 : 1970 : 1971 : 1970 : 1971 : 1970 : 1971 : 1970 : 1971
Cents


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

Ohio
Ind.
Ill.
Mich.
Wis.

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

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

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


20



14

14

14
14
18
14
14

14
14
18
15
: 1.5
15
14


18
15
15
15
18
15
14


14
12
11
18
12

13


Mont. : 15
Idaho : 13
Wyo. : 14
Colo. : 14
N. Mex. : 13
Ariz. 12
Utah : 16
Nev. : 14
Wash. : 13
Oreg. : 14
Calif. : 13

48 States: 14.1

Hawaii : 13

U. S. : 14.1


22
19
18
20 14
18
21 15


20 20
22 22
19 21
18 25
14 20
18 22
15 20

14 18
16 20
16 21
14 19
14 20

14 17
14 19
19 22
15 20
15 20
15 19
14 21

18 23
17 21
16 21
18 21
15 17
19 19
15 17
14 15


18 20 18 20
18 15 21 14 18
15 14 15 12 15
14 14 15 11 14
21 19 19 18 20
16 12 16
14 22 14 22
14 14 18 13 14


21
16
20
19
20
17
17
21
18
18
17

17.9


15 21
14 17
15 20
14 19
13 19
12 17
16 17
14 20
13 18
14 18
13 17


14.8 18.5 14.2 18.0


14 14 16 14 15


17; 9


14.7 18.5 14.2 18.0


20
22
19
20 19
17 31 14
18
20 23 15


25 29
25
21 22
15 18
15 22

15 21
17 21

18 25
18 25
15 19
17 22


18
24 17
26 27 17
18
17 19 16
19 19 19
15 19 15
15 21 14

22 23 19
19 21 15
15 17 12
13 16 12
20 27 19
12
14
12 21 13

15
14 21 14
15
15 23 14
25 23 14
12
17 24 16
14
13
23 24 14
16 19 13


16.1


21.3 14.2 18.2


22 14 19

16.1 21.3 14.2 18.2


Crop Reporting Board, SRS, USDA


HONEY PRODUCTION, January 1972





HONEY: Average price per pound received by producers, 1970 and 1971

Wholesale Extracted Honey :Retailed Extracted: Chunk : Comb
State : Package : All 1/ : 1970 : 1971 : 1970 : 1971 : 1970 : 1971
: 1970 : 1971 : 1970 : 1971 : : : : : :
Cents
Maine 42 44 42 44 50 51 59 58 63 63
N. H. 42 45 42 45 49 50 65 65 65 68
Vt. 33 34 33 34 38 40 53 56 59 61
Mass. 37 39 35 37 45 49 65 70 61 66
R. I. 35 36 29 30 44 46
Conn. 38 42 27 32 45 47
N. Y. 24 29 15 21 33 38 46 50 49 52
N. J. 26 28 23 26 45 47 62 65 64 68
Pa. 22 26 16 21 33 37 41 48 41 45


39 41
48
35 38


39 44 44 55


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.


35 42 40 45

40 43 49 48
39 45 40 50


i/ Total bulk plus packaged.



HONEY PRODUCTION, January 1972


33
30
28
34
37
32
29
37
29
31
35
36.7
34
36.7


38

45 38 51


28 45 45 50
45 49

36.2 40.7 41.7 46.4

36.2 40.7 41.7 46.4


Crop Reporting Board, SRS, USDA


Ark.
La.
Okla.
Texas

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


21
22
24
22
29
21
18
17
24
24
16
25.8
25
25.8


27
27
28
29
31
28
25
21
28
28
23
31.2
34
31.2


15
14
15
16
14
13
17
14
13
15
13
15.3
14
15.3


21
17
20
21
20
18
18
20
18
19
17
19.6
21
19.6


25
23
23
28
37
29
22
28
25
26
34
32.1
31
32.1




UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
(Continued from page 1) i ilHIM
3 1262 08860 4375
Prices received for retail sales of extracted honey averaged 36.7 cents
per pound in 1971, 4.6 cents above 1970.

Sales of all chunk honey (wholesale and retail) averaged 40.7 cents per
pound, 4.5 cents above a year earlier. Prices for all comb honey averaged
46.4 cents per pound compared with 41.7 cents in 1970.

Beeswax prices averaged 61.2 cents per pound, 1 cent higher than in 1970.


MAJOR PRODUCING STATES

Commercial honey production apiariess with 300 or more colonies) in 20 major
producing States totaled 92,462,000 pounds. This is a larger production than
was expected in September and accounts for 45 percent of the Nation's 1971
honey flow. The commercial honey crop in the 20 States was produced by
1,539,000 colonies. The yield of honey per colony was 60.0 pounds and compares
with the United States average of 47.5 pounds.



*


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HONEY PRODUCTION, January 1972