Semi-monthly honey report

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Semi-monthly honey report
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UNITE


Telephone RA public 7 4142,
Extension 2176.


D STATES IEPARTENT OF AGRICULTURE
cultural Marketing Service
Fuit end Vegetable Division


Washington 25,' D. C.
Monday, January 3, 1955.


-kL fflW Y_EO)EYJEPQ VOL._XXXIX N.1


SUIiMURY


Milder weather than usual continued through-
out the central portion of the.nation, with
below average temperatures continuing in far
western and far eastern areas. Temperatures
were cold enough to keep bees dormant and
fre consuming an excessive amount of stores
which is favorable. Cleansing flights were
made in most areas except in northeastern
end in some north-central States. In
occesional yards in New York State bees were
showing signs of restlessness and need of a
dleensing flight. In general bees are winter-
ing very watl in all areas where stores are
sufficient.
Drought conditions continued to prevail in
western portions of the centre i and lower
Great Plains with dry soil subject to blow-
ing. ast storms occurred in western
Nebraska and eastern Colorado. Dry weather
elso continued to prevail in centre 1 Illinois.
Precipitation was rather heevy in most eastern
and sutheastern States t nd also west of the
Cesce-e mountains in Washington State.
Precipitation wes light elsewhere.


Demand for honey continued good, with
supplies remaining in beekeepers' hands rj-
ported as light in ell cret.s. The market was
* Tirm. Beekeepers' srles to bottlers of bulk
honey ranged mostly 10-140 per lb., according
to quality. which of the trading in northern
States for White or lighter colored clover
honey was at 12-140 per lb.
Demand for crude beeswax also continued brisk,
with the market holding firm. Beekeepers'
sales f.o.b. shipping point for either light
or dark color ranged mostly 47-490 per lb.
with much of the trading at 47# in cash and
49# in trade. JA few sales of dark color were
reported low as 450, with a few small lots
lower. A few szles of light color were re-
ported at 50$ per lb. Occasional cash sales
to candle makers or for local use were re-
ported at 52-530 per lb.


INFLICTION FROM PRODUCING AREaS


CALIIRiI _I__=: (Lest half December)
Raqinf alT o date is above normal in Rorthea.n_
ai ,dentrel Qa6iornipe arePs. Moisture con-
ditions are good. -og prevailed in this
period, with temperatures mostly below normal.
The Sacremento Velley had a north wind late in
the period. Most plants are in good normal
condition. Colonies- continue in generally
good normal condition for the most pert. The
amount of brood renges from none to very
little. Bees worked on eucalyptus and e few
orn&mentelsin the Central end Southern Sen
Jo&quin Valley tnd on eucely tus, manzEnitF,
mustard and e few other wees in coastal
Frees, but generElly were inactive in the more
northerly sections. Relatively little move-
ment wes reported during the period. A few in
the Northern Sacreaento Talley were being
taken to..early nEnzanita and a few San Joaquin
Vrlle 'ees were being tEken to eucalyptus in
Southen. cElifornia or being moved froh cotton
to vaious spring locations.
The weather In ioat1herC lif rniL wE s quite
warm the greater share of the period,then
turned colder near the close. h strong wind
blew in some sections late in the period.
t Additiofle rains are needed in this region,
though twins to dete have put most plants in
good coaditten, Bees in reach of nectar were
rzisirnWboo Broodrearing was considered
too editie n Los Angeles County. Desert
coloti@esm ye dorment* Bees were working on
eucetmsla 4 unustird. The Imperial V Iley
wes )i ~ a inter weather. Colonies
enteS. 4 .:iber well supplied with honey.
AMIC L UMMON contix


They ere in witner clusters now. Offerings
of honey by beekeepers were very light. Demend
for domestic use wPs very good, with the
market firn. Export activity wes confined to
filling of previous contracts. Most current
trading for domestic use is on small lots.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST: (Period lEst half of Decer.ber)
Oregon Telperztures were norr.al with some
snow end freezing Ebove the 2,000 foot level.
Honey supplies are very short.
Washin .ton_- Cooler weather the past two weeks
was maEking bees more doraant. Colonies Ere
generElly in good condition. Soue spring
feeding will be necessary. More snow fell in
the mountains with light flurries ind light
reins in the interior valleys making moisture
conditions good. Precinitation was fFirly
heavy west of the Casceaes. Deamnd for large
bulk lots of honey wrs good.
INTERIWEfjM IN STATES: (Period Dec. 10-24)
Clorircd-o 'oderEte to heEvy snowfEll ha-s
heT"ed-tFe moisture situation in the mountains
ind'western slope valleys but eastern areas
including A&.SD .Luis Vlley received little
snow Lnd moisture con~fTMs-r~c here
were sore dus4 tk.) it n ttwa t of
the State BbAW mtLrek.Ov- t V ering
in nornrae condition.
Ida-ho EI theirr ttefnl dg during t s
period, b t the J",Yilf4 ,li eidEaer h s used
ees to u e nuct of their winter supply of
Continue on 4)
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aQo1 ViR, CES_ RTE_1ElAC- Q05E SE ETL.IS. gEM J These prices represent sales end quotations Vs
reported by correspondent beekeepers and honey handlers. Because of the many thousands of beeknAepers
and handlers in the country t..ese should be considered as representative prices and not as full and
complete coverage of all transactions for any State or axea:
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"TE: COLOR a FLOEAL PTICE & BASIS S : COLCR a FLORAL PRICE & BASIS
SOU E OF S suE SOU E OF k
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CALIF. IOWi White, Clover 11 3/4-130 f.o. b
SOU. Extra. WhitL OrCne 1 del. NEEH. White, Clover 13 1/2-14% f.o.',
White Orange 12-12- del. Clover-Alfolfa 120 del.
Extm White Sageo 1- del. LS,. Etio White, Sweetclover I3 f.o.b,
White Sage 1i del. MICH. Light mbcr & White,Mixed Flowo, .14 fo.b.
Extra Light Amber Scge 1 del. WISC. White Clover 13 1/7-14f f.o.b,
White, Bon 1 dl. Light Aubr, Mixed Flowers 1 f o.b.
Extr. Light Amber Sag-&Bucicwheat l-1 dl. MIN. Whitc, Swootelovcr 12# .ol. P5s.
Lifht iJaber MixeA Flowers 10 -11 deol. Light unber,Mixod Flowers 11l dl, 4 ls.
CEIT. White, Alfalfa-Cotton 100 f.o.b. Mixed Clovers 13' 4 dol.
White Orange 14d del. OHIO Buc1wh1r t f .o.b.
Light Amber to White Alfalfa l0-1#n del. IND. White Clover 13-160 f.o.b,& dol,
NOR Light am or, AlfElfa A Thistle 10, dcl. Ambers Various Flowers 13-150 f.o.b.& -dol.
Extra Light a~bor,.Ilflfa 10-1io dl. ILL. White Clover 140 f.o.b..
OFEG. Vetch ad Clover 1 f0o.b. LL. White Clover 14 dol.
COLO. White, Clover 11-,2W del. drums del.
Light Anbcr,Mixed Flowers 94-10 3/4 del.
M1NT. Wator White, Clover 152 dol. nalif.
NMEX. Various Flowers (cons exchanged) lO0f.o.b,



P__ QUfl..Ci- fELPAC. SALES OF HQNDERT.2 Q IML.M,_ L A_ 8E_

E -CE E I -- -_C-S EEE -

COLO. White, Sweotclover 152
TEE.S Clover 18 19A2
IOW& White, Clover 15
NE*B. Clover-Alfalfa 15 --
E.NS. Extra White, Swcetclovcr 17#
WISC. White and Golden, Clover,Basswood,
aspbcrry & Goldenrod 13
White, Clover 15 16W
MmTN. White, Clover 15-17
ILL. A.abor, Fall Flowers (to bakers 130) -
Various Flowers (to bakers 16%) -
2. Various Flowers -
,ThNfl. Vetch 2
N.Y. W..ite, Clover 15


SKM." M31i = .-,tOll flQ cLJm- U- RL 20%.
COLO, White, Clover 200
TEZiS Clover 28.6 24.17# -
OKL., White Clover 20 1/31 15-21
N. MEM. Various Flowers 16 2/3 -
IOWt White, Clover 190 220
VEER. Clover 18# -
K IS. Extra White, alfclfa 20
Extra White, Yellow and White Fuotclovor D0-24%
MICH. White Clover 17 220
WISC. White a Golden, Various Flowers 15-20
White, Clover 19 2/30 20 S60
White, Clover 160 -
MIIN. White, Clover 20-27%
IND. White Clover 200 25-30%
Abters, Mixed Flowers 200 25 "
ILL. White, Clover 17# 22%
MD. Various Flowers 300
TEN. Vetch 25
N.Y. White, Clover 25
Fli.. Tupelo 18 e./30 200 25S


Monday, January 3, 1955.


Washington 25, D. C.


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Wemiington 25, D. C. 3 rixonny, uanu L a, 1.n.

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SE PACJE )LPAP^E 5ALZS fLQJSI L--S-------^S---w _
STE TYPE OF H0OZY COT JIE5, COLOR AND SE _I ~ ~ _CS _S _
SFORII SOUFCT E 4' __ (G ea.1 Aeliterpd)J.JQenenl3ls dliYPXAd):.(cl. Sn.1cas_
Em'racD aoy2a 12. 2-)-.. CWo.TIFA _J 's a JesAcramc. P.r jaTx..
TE2AS Clover 6.25 6.80
OKLa. White, Clover 5.95 4.8A-6.20
N.M Various Flowers 5.00 -
lOWA White, Clover 4.80 50S
MR. Clover 5.00 -
WISC. White, Clover 5.20 5.70
ISD. White, Clover 6.00 -
Anber, Various Flowers 6.00 -
FI. Tupelo 5.60 6.00 SS5



lover 6.50 7.00
OMKL. White, Clover 6.15 6.00-6.40
N.MfK. Various Flowers 5.25 -
IOW& White, Clover 5.28 300
REBR. Clover-Alfalfa 5.45 -
MICH. White, Clover 5.00-
WISC. White, Clover 6.50" -
White, Clover 5.50 6.40 -
InD. Whito, Clover 6.96 -
AWber, Various Flowers 6.96
N.Y. White, Clover 30
PA. Various Flowers 25
VA. White & Light ambnrs, Mixed Flowers 7.68 400
TEHN. Vetch -- 25
FIA. Tupolo 5.75 6.25 33%


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5E3EiS Clover 3.70 4.00
OKML. White, Clover 3.60 3.75
NEBB. Clover-Alfalfa 3.35 -
MICE. White, Clover 3.36
WISC. White Clover 3.3C 3.60
Fl. Tupelo 3.75 4.00 200


DMltff -&-r --J -I -T-( --- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ----
E NS. E!tm White, Yellow & White Swootclovor
12 oz. a over 400 per sect.
ImL. White, Clover, 12-15 oz.(to chain stores $8.65) -
PA. Various Flowers $9.00 per ease
Va. White, Mixed Flowers 7.50 400 per sect.
TM. Vetch 14-oz. 30 "



IOWA White, Clover 12-14 oz. sections 30# each 35% each



TEXAS White, Clover 24/1-Ib. jars 31.20 lb. 34- lb.
OKLA. Light mber, Cotton & ;.lfa fa
241-1b. jars 6.00
1212-1b. ars 4.00
ILL. White Clover
2471-1b. jars (to chain storcs$d.40) -
MI. Various Flowers -10-lb. cans 3.00
VA. White. Mixed Flowers 2-lb. jars 30 1.00
TEMN. Vetch~ S-lb. jars 300 lb.


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Washington 25, D. C. 4 1-tnday, Junuary 3, 1955.

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ST ; : TYPE OF T COT.ELS, -
--.IORL SOURCE OX.7 : 0 4

TELS Clnver, 24/10-oz ,c .s 5.00 5.50
WISC. Whitc, Clover, 12/L-lb. jars 2.75 3,20 -
lState of origansTnices State where pckl legumes such as White Dutch Clover Hubam Clover, Yellow and White Sweetclover, and occasionally such legumes
-_ a Alfalfa and Vetch mixed with otAcr Clovers. *Indicates sales f.o.b. shipping point.

INFORP.TTION FiRON PhODUCING i.l.S (fgONTIN=UE)


INTERFOUINT.IN STE-TEIS: (Continued)
Ido sports. Loc I dei-. nd for honey hes
Feen good,
ihontara Weather hes continued unseasonably
*Lild, with no snow in eastern sections of the
State. Colonies heve hEd frequent flights
during the period. Demand continued vtry good
for honey, end there were frequent inquiries
fcr beeswax.
Uteh moisture received during early December
hes brought the water level up to Ebout normal
for this yerr. Precipitation the balance of
the month has been light. hIVach more snow is
needed in the mountains. The latter half of
the period has been cold with temperatures
down to 9 to 15 degrees ebovu zero. Colonies
of bees were rising some brood and will in-
crease in months to come. hany colonies will
have to be fed in eErly March or April. Demand
was good for extrEcted honey end the market
continued to show signs of advancing. Trading
was light as very little honey remains in
producers' htnds.
Nevada TenperEtures have turned cold after
two good so king rains. Prospects for wEter
er, now much brighter then they were a month
ogo, End if norLtl precipitation occurs during
the winter the drought will hrve been broken.
SOUrHWESTERNSTaTES: (Period Dec. 11 25)
Sout.hwestTe1a.s Dry we? ther continued to
prevriT for three yecrs in soi..e -reEs, End
prospects for plants for next year's honey
crop are discourEging. Colonies of bees
appear to be in satisfactory condition, with
no feeding necessary at this tinc.
Southeast Texas In the Coastal Bend Section,
the weather has been extremely dry all fall
and some hives will need feeding before
spring. Most of ill, rain will be needed.
Colonies appear to be in fair to good con-
dition.
Northeast T.exas A light rein fell on
-cedBeTr IT, but not enough to do much good.
The ground is very dry again, and clover
end vetch seedlings need rain badly.
Temperatures have been exceptionally mild,
and bees flew cloost daily.-
Gkl.Eho A. r, in of Fbout one inch on
Uecember 11 helped moisture conditions in
central ind eastern parts of the State, but
little has fallen since End central and
western EreEs are suffering froa dry weather.
Lust storms occurred in western treas. There
has not teen enough moisture this fell to
bring up a] flfE ind other leginr:La se dllings


in western ,reEs, End in centre 1 areas the
condition of the seedlings is just fair. i
Loca movement of honey continued fairly ,ood,
although there was a letup over the holidays,
as usuil. SoLe bottlers lu.ve .dvnnced their
prices 10 per lb. on prckeged honey.
PLaINS STATES: (Period Dec. 11 25)
-Ted TveFrVr ley -of Einnessot& End_ north
Dfko r T17e ground is generalTy covered with
STi-h ET rount of snow. Temperatures have
mostly been ibove zero, vith thewing con-
ditions in the sun. Bees could. fly most drys.
Prices of honey hrve rdvfnced some in retail
stores, with demn nd reported rs fair.
Iowa Weather continued on the mild order of
of f0 t- 30 degrees, with an occasional daytime
high of 35 to 45 degrees. Bees ire wintering
well where stores are ruple. Very little
snow fell,during this period, rnd thawing
wer their multed most of the snow from earlier
sterns. Decarnd for large bulk lots of honey
continued good, '-'ith the market strong.
Tr ding w s light rs little remains unsold
in beekeepers' hrnds. Bottlers reported a
good dera n.l, especi lly for early JanuEry
shipment.
Nebraska Open mild weather hEs permitted
bee flights cften. Colonies are wintering
well, except that they heve consumed more
honey then normal and much feeding will be
necessary. Moisture conditions continued dry,.
with dust stores occurring in the western
part of the State damaging pastures and grain
fields. The ground was bere of snow. Clovers
in Ell arees are in need of moisture.
KansEs A light snow fell eerly in the
period which has helped supply some surface
moisture but not the subsoil. Soil moisture
was still acutely dry, End loose, and was
blowing readily. Temperatures heve been
about norr.al in lcw 20s et night and upper
50s or low 60s in daytiLe. Bees flew the
last two or three days of the period. Colony
strength is -ood, but many are below average
in stores. Honey continued to move at a fair
rate.
EAST CENT.J aMD NORH CENTRE _STTES:_
(eriod-Dtec. T2 26)
-Michggan -_ Tem.eratures continued milder than
usual exce-pt in the extreme eastern part of
the StEte during this period. Snowfall was
light. Bees are wintering well where stores
are ample. There is much concern regarding
stores, however, in some parts of the State.
In the Thumb section, the weight of a scale
hive on DeceLiber 24 was 10 pounds lighter
than in 20 years for which records have been


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Washington 25, D. C.


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ScaII.iDNTHLY .HONLYR._EPQIC VOL. AXIX___NQ. 1


monday, January 3, 1955.


Michiganp- kept, even taking into consider-
FtTon readings s late as February 10. Local
demand for packaged honey varied from slow
to moderate. De1xnd for lIrre bulk lots was
active but trading wes light Es little rencins
in producers' hands except where being held
for sale Efter the turn of the year cr for
higher prices.
Wi.aconain Moder:tely cold ter..per tures pre-
vE iled durTng this period with only minor
changes from day to day. Precipitation hzs
been light. Snow cover rng'ed from rbout rn
inch in southern Wisconsin to 10 inches in the
northern prrt of the State. Outside bees had
no flights during this period but cre winter-
ing quietly. Sor.e to be wintered in cellErs
hcve not yet been moved to cellars, waiting
r colder turn in the weather. Where bees
have been moved to cellars, ticy hrve been
wintering quietly. Demand for honey has been
good even at higher prices. Offerings by bee-
keepers rre quickly bought un by iicRers, nd
my beekeepers ire solu cut. CoLb honey is
getting in very short supply. Plants are in
good condition.
iQnnesotA. Temperatures have been about
normal. Snow cover was cud in the southern
portion of the State but lighter in the
northern half. Clover plants are generally
well protected. Bees have wintered well so
far, as there has been no sub-z&ro weather.
There hive been no flight days so far in
December. liany colonies ere very light in
stores end a few heve starved. Losses from
starvation this winter Ere expected to be above
normal. Ieny colonies went into the winter the
lightest in a number of years, if not fed.
Demand for large bulk lots of extracted honey
has been 6ood. Prices have advanced. Most
of the surplus hEs been sold. Packers state
thFt much of this year's crop of honey is of
much pourer ouclity then IFst season.
hip_ -_ Reports indicate all big lots of
honey hEve been sold by commercial producers,
except E. few being held until after the turn
of the year.
Indiana During most of the period
temperatures ranged about normal; but during
thu lst two days soared to an unseasonable
high. On December 26 the temperature reached
55 degrees in the central pa-rt of the State
and 60 in the southern. BiEvy snows fell in
some perts of the State during the latter part
of the period but most of it disappeared
before the close. All parts of the State
had some snow with the heaviest about 18
inches in some &reps in the northwest. Most
reports indicate thrt bees are wintering very
satisfr.ctorily. Consumption of stores hps
not been so r.pid as earlier. Clovers Eppeer
to be in good condition.
Illinois Temperatures hrve been rbove
normia, but too cold for bees to fly except
around December 23 26, when gocd to ptr ilI
flights were made. Moisture conditions cre
v ricble. In the northern pert they are gQod.
Central Illinois (End a bro.d part et that
continues to be very dry. ?kny cities still
Ere on limited wrter rAlicns. hany creeks and
dredge ditches ;re still dry.


NOhTEASTELhN ST.TES: (Period DEc. 13 27)
New York g. good snow cover was on the ground
in nrt-hern areas at the close in central
End southern ereps thawing weather with rains
has removed much of the snow. hoisturc cor-
ditions are generally good. The level of
water in home of tht finger Lakes is 5 inches
higher then at this time a year a g. WaEther
has not been warm enough to permit bec flights
for some time. Bees in some colonies appear
restless End are spotting the outside of the
hives end winter cases. Holiday honey sales
have continued fair to good.
Pennsylvania_.- Bees hed E aood cleansing
flighT Decer..br 26-27, which will be a big
help in sudcessful wintcrir.:.
New Jerse.y_- Extremnely cold werther prevailed
the first part of the period., but temperatures
on December 26 permitted bec;s to have a flight
End r.ove clusters to new stores. hfany
colonies have consumed 5 to 10 pounds of dry
supEr on wear drys when it wcs made awVilcale
to them. Plenty of rein socked into the soil
before freezing, naking moisture conditions
favorEble for clover plants.
SOUTH aTLTIC .JD) SOUTH CENTRAL ST..TES:
-(PeFiedlRec7 T3 27)
earyepad_- Noral 1 winter temperatures pre-
vil ;d this period, ranging from mild down to
the low teens. A Food cleansing flight was
made on December 27. Producers in the
vicinity of the District of Columbia of Tulip
Pnplar honey which is amber colored End mild
flavored report der.nnd continued normEl for
this period, with a slow but steady movement.
Itny orders Ere repeat orders. Locil movement
in the Blue Ridge mnuntrin section was slow
nver the hnlidLys.
Kentucky -There h-s been sufficient snow cnd
rEan--to cmintrin good anisture conditions.
The winter has been open End moderate tr drte.
Tcnnessee -Bees iar wintering well. The
weather lT s been dry rnd cool with light
freezes. Tec.per tures w-rmed up during the
day permitting cleansing flights. Soue
colonies are low in stores rnd will h;ve to
be fed in the e rly spring. A few ha ve
alrer.dy starved. Producers hEve sold -hnut
Fll their honey.
SOUTHE.STERN ST.TES: (Period Nov. 27 Dec. 13)
-Florida --T'Ee coldest December on record has
slowed bee activity. In south Florida
colonies of bees are in variable condition.
Some yF.rds ere being fed to keep bees from
sta:vlrn, especially where honey was taken too
ciosely lest season. In other yards the
condition is good with plenty of stores. Some
queen breeders were feeding colonies
prep ratory to queen rearing. In west-centrel
areas a few colonies need feeding but most
have a frir supply of reserve stores. Red
mEple is budding and will soon yield enough
to stimulate broodreering. Will ow in
protected spots is also about ready to open.
In northern ereas terperEtures have dropped
below freezing almost nightly, and bees have
been inactive. Der.and for large bulk lots
of honey has been active in ell areas of the
State, with supplies in beekeepers' hands
about exhausted.


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W&shington 25, D. C. 6 bndey, Januery 3, 195.

h-Il"DiB~YI.DJE-Y_POR) = M OL.ua.X NO 1


_hjssi.gssipi Movement of honey continued
bout normET Et steady prices. Bees will
need so:..e feeding, depending upon location.
'k1.isture is Lore plentiful, bub still below
norra 1,
Louisiana Temrperatures htve dron:ied below
Freezing d ily much of this period. Sca-le
colonies lost 3 to 5 pounds, which is e.bout
norLEl. Bec populations c.re lower thEn vusuel
in soL.e yfrds, attributed in part to the SLI 11
fill nectFr flow. Some colonies Lre getting
low on stores mnd will have to be fed before
fresh nect .r becomes E -Tilcble. Feeding wF s
lre.dy in progress in soL.e ycrds, Dee.cnd
for honey wts rbout norr.xl for this se .son -f
the yerr, with prices holding steady.
Su-Tlies rer.: inina in beekeepers' hinds ere
light. -ueen- nd D, ck; ge-shippers report
so.e- inquiry is being received.
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HONEj Y PRICE ShBILIZATJION: I1/
According to inforc.rtion furnished by the
Sneci: lity Crops Brinch, Fruit nd Vegetehle
Division, AkS, .s of Jmn. 1, 1955 qurntities
of honey on approved rpplici tions for subsidy
payments under provisions of the Section 32
Program by the U. S. Deprxrtrent of Agriculture
were -s foll go's: Pounds
Exnort 21 2r2,70, T14
Dornestic-Diversion 688,000

MONEY PRICE SEUPORT PpRnGQAfr: 1/
The following inform. tion is provided by the
Wape, Price & Cor-..odity Progrer, Brinch,
Sugrr Division, CSS as of Nov. 15, 1954 -


Lo.ns Lo, ns

Standing
1954 Propra m: lbs. IFs,
1,288,247 1 076,027
TO.LS s.S Ot S, i PERIOD
T953 Pro-ram
1,761,887 1,600,697
1952 Progra
5,697,711 5,685,911


_Purcheme
Agree-_
meCt .
lbs,
701,050

90,993
1,461,494


Includes codifi'cetions of -ruvious
o,-:er tions.
ProprEu effective July 21, 1954 End
terminated Aur. 30, 1954.


FALITY PRICES rOR HONH-Y:
TFe-e ective e-rTty Frices for wholesale
extracted honey by cotths for 1954 were rs
follows:


1954


Date_


Ja n.
Feb.
her.
h.cr.
MNy
June
July
Aug.
Sept
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.


15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
.15
15
15
15


-I


Peritv ric&. -I

16.00
16.00
16.0,
16.0
16.10
16.20
15.8
16.00
15.80
15.80
15.80
15.80


1/ Source Monthly "ngricultur.l Prices"
report of Crop Reporiting orord,


EXPORTS i-ND IPORTS OF HONEY L.ND fESif ..
CSecurtd~=trouih-~tie 1ueEU ofCensus)
EXPORTS OF HONEY RhO TI 1 U.S DURING OCTOBER ( _
--T954_-b.f ranitry at-Tes ini tiorn_
C Found
West Le er ny 4,-4T,.
Ce.nr.d. (Incl. Newfoundiand a.nd
I.bra dor) 1,276,316
Nether] nds 345,050
BelgiuL. nd LuxeLbourg 324,546
Fr nce 153,300
Switzerlr nd 71,400
Republic of the Philippines 34,248
British l~ l:yE 1,440
Countries to which the number
of shi.r-ents in the Sample is
less tLhn three 7.680
TOT.L 6555 825
V1 lue $738,119
AI-!ORTS OF HONEY INTO US._ OBR OCTOER.jE1954 --jby
Ciintjyo UrlT.r --
Fexico 375,243
El S.- lvdor 60,r848
GurteLa I;. 52,305.
Doninicr.n Republic 36,548
Cubc. 16 260
Greece 5,567
Sweden 574
TOT"L 547,34
V'r-lue $48,424


IFORTS OF BEESWJX _(ChUDE)_INTO U..a.. IS ._
-OCTO- ,_2I3 = r'y fountryo Orr n

Tu-rkey 132 ,.462
Ethiopir (G.byssinic.) 62,372
negola 55,297
Chile 52,164
Dominicrn Republic 24,259
Fortugcl 20,832
Cubr. 17,251
urgentt in 13,791
Mexico 12 992
Egypt 6 614
Spr.nish AfricE n.e.c. _--6
TOT -L 404,64L
VWlue $209,095
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Sal-1-ONTHLY _HRONY R.FUl VOL__XXXIX NO. 1
TELEGRAPHIC REPORTS FROM IMPORTANT MARKETS
(A.rrivels include receTpTs durTng precedTing Two weeks. Unless otherwise shown prices rep-
resent sales or current quotations by brokers, local bottlers, or original receivers to
wholesalers, lerge retailers, bEkers, confectioners or other large users. Market condi-
tion comments represent the opinion of the trade ana ere for the Iest half of December.
All quotations Ere extracted unless otherwise shown. 60-lb. cans ere on a pound basis
end smaller units of extracted End other types of honey Ere on per case basis unless
otherwise shown. Beeswax prices Ere per pound.)


BOSTON: arrivals 18,000 lbs. domestic. Demand
good, market about steady.
White, Clover, 6, 5-lb. JErs 5.80
6 3-lb. decanters 4.05
121 2-lb. jErs 6.25
24,.l-lb. aers 6.00-6.50
12 1-lb. jars 3.30
12, 1-lb. servers 4.70
24, 12-oz. jirs 5.25
24, 8-oz. jrrs 3.55-3.95
mostly 3.85-3.95
CREAMED, 12, 12'-oz. cups 2.60-2.65


CHICAGO:_ rrivawls 182,400 lbs. domestic.
TDem;Dnd good, market slightly stronger.
60-15. tins MIDWESTRN
White Clover .15-
some FEncy Wisconsin
Light a*b r .15-
some low as
high a-s
White Clover
Cartons, 12, 5-lb. tins 1
White Glover, in jars
6 5-lb.
12, 2-1b.
12, 1-lb.
24,1-lb. (self-serve contLiners)
24, 12-oz
24, 8-oz.(self-serve conta iners)
26, 4-oz.
CRaED 12, 12-oz.


.161
.181
.14,
.162


1.80
5.80
5.75
3.05
6.00
5.10
3.70
3.06
2.50


CINCINNaTI: Arrivals 39,480 lbs. domestic.
em_.nji -good, m rket firm.
White Clover hMdWESTRN, drums .16
Light "mber .13,
60-lb.tins .13-
White Clover .16!-.i9-
24, 8-oz. jrrs t.85
12, 8-oz. ars 1.60
24, 1-lb. jrs 6.50
12, 1-lb. 4,rs 2.60
12, 2-lb. Qrrs 5.10-6.25
12, 5-lb. gjrs 10.75
6, 5-lb. jars 5.80
6, A-lb. decEnter 4.05
12 1-lb. server jars 4.70
CRIJAED 12, 1-lb. 6.50
IDNVER: Supplies light. Demcnd moderztc,mrrket
steady.
Sweet Clover, COLOR.DO0
12, 28-oz.jars 5.15-5.35
12, 20-oz.Qcrs 4.50-4.70
12, 8-oz. jrrs 2.25-2.35
24, 8-oz. jLrs 4.00-4.25
24, 16-oz. jers 6.25-6.60
12, 32-oz. oers 6.10-6.50
12, 5-1b. tins 11.75-12.65
6 5-lb. jErs 6.75
CfEsMED 24, 12-oz. cups 6.90- 7.00
12, 12-oz. glass 2.80- 3.00


DETROIT: ..rrivcls 45,010 lbs. domestic. De-
nand good, market firu.
Mixed Flowers, mostly White Clover
6, 5-lb. 5.30-5.45
few 5.60
12, 2-lb. few 5.10
24, 1-lb. 5.15-5.25
few 5,35
24, 8-oz. 3.00-3.15


KANSAS CITY: arrivals -
6 5- lb. jars
12, 2-lb. jers
24, 1-lb. Qars
24, 8-oz. jars
some brands


none. Market steady.
5.25-5.75
5.00-5.30
5.20-5.80
3.40-3.70
10-25%. higher


LOS AILNGELES: demand good.
White (or better) OrEngc, Sage, Clover
6 5-lb. glass or tin 6.40
12, 32-oz. jars 6.34-6.35
12, 24-oz. j3rs 4.85
12. 16-oz. 4ers 3.32-3.35
12, 12-oz. ers 2.61-;.65
24, 8-oz. ars 3.80
Light iamnber, Blended Flavors
12, 5-lb. tins 9.10
24, 1-lb. jars 5.40
Light imber, Mixed Flowers
6, 5-lb. tins 4.55
Extra Light z.ber, iJfalfa
12, 5-lb. tins 10.20
Extra Light .-nbcr, Blended FlEvors
12, 32-oz. jars 5.16
12, 16-oz. .ars 2.70
24, 8-oz. jars 3.20
White (or better) Orange
24, 12-ozo JErs 4.87
White (or better) Buckwheat
24, 8-oz. .irs 3.80
White OrCn-e-Clover
12 1-lb. glEss servers 4.50
CREL'ED '-ihite (or better )Orane-Clover
12, 12-oz. cups 2.75
24, 12-oz. cups 5.50
CHUNK COMB 'hite,Ore nge,Sage,Clover
12, 1-lb. ar 5.15
White (or better) Clover
12, 12-oz. packages 4.80
24, 8-oz. packages 5.50
BEESWLA: Lrrivals by truck 20,000 lbs.
domestic. Demand good, market firm.
Purchases by local receivers delivered
Los .-ngeles mostly .4V
few dark low es .45
.ITTSBURGH: a.rrivals by truck 42,600 lbs.
domestic. DeLand moderate, mark-t steady.
White Clover and Light hnber
6, 5-lb. jars 5.80
6,3-lb. jars 4.05
24, 1-lb. jars 5.50-6.50
24, 8-oz. Jers 3.50-3.85
12 1-lb. server mugs 4.70
CRLMED 24, 1-lb. jars 6.50


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S.LI-JI'CNTHLY HONEY REFORiT VOL._XAIX _-_NO._I_


kMIMEliOLIS:_..rrivl Is by truck, 60-lb. ct'ns
?idnn., White Swoetclover 275; Light -riber
125. De.-nnd for large contc.iners slow,small
conttincrs fEir, mrrktt steady.
Prices to jobbers -
U. S. Fency Blnded honey
24, 8-oz.JErs 3..2.
12, 1-lb. Q'rs 2.60
12, 2-lb. jers 5.30
6, 3-lb. jrrs 3.60
6, 5-lb tins 5.30
6, 5-jb. jers 5.80
24, 7--oz. tuLblcrs 4.20
12, 14-oz. tumblers 3.95
12, 11-oz. girss r-ugs 2-15
CRELfaED 12, 11-oz. glass mugs 3.35
60-lb. cins nr lb.
White Swebtciover .17
Light ,-.ber .16
BEESWhX: .rrivals by truck 255 lbs.
Dt Ters pr ying -cE sh .38
Tr de .40
27 drs. hexico;
NEW YORK: .rriv Is by boat J30 cs. ,nustralir.;
42 ctns. Chile; 31 csa Germany; 19 cs. Greece
10 ctns. England; 16 cs. ItFly; 201 drs.Cub ;
55 drs. Gut eal ; 1 case HollEnd. Dermnd
moderrte market strong, offerings domestic
negligible. Sr.les End nominal quot, tions -
"IFORTFD ex dock New York City duty p rid
MEXICO, drums .13- .1-1
YUC..T.N, drums .13- .14
GCU TEii.Jn., drums .14
Ex Warehouse and ex dock 60s
MIDWi ST-RN and INTERDUNTIIN
White Clover nominal. .18- .20
Light Amber,Bakers Blend .15- .16
Domestic White Clover
6, 5-lb. tins 5.75-6.40
24, 8-oz. jars 3.60-3.75
24, 1-lb. jars 5.95-6.70
12, 2-lb. 4ars 5.70-6.35 "
12, 3-lb. 4ars 7.55
12, 1-lb. jars 3.20
Domestic Light amber Mixed Flowers
24, 8-oz. jars 3.08
24, 1-lb. ojrs 5.16-5.45
12, 1-lb. aers 2.90
12, 2-lb. pars 4.92-5.55
12, 3-lb. Ears 5.45
6, 5-1b. tins 5.45
24, 1-lb. tins 5.66
Domestic, Orange 24, 8-oz. jars 3.68
12, 1-lb. jars 3.20
24, 2-lb. jers 6.11
24, 1-lb. Jars 6.40
6, 5-lb. tins 6.40
BEESWAX: Arrivals by boet- arabiF 100 blocks
Cuba 69 bags; Ecuador 8 bags; Fr.Somilend
180 blocks; Dominican Republic 289 bEgs;
Egypt 141 bags; HEiti 24 begs; Mexico 106
bags; Greece 125 bags. Offerings light. hfrket
strong, wide range prices. _
AFRICA .56- .58
CENTPAL ArERIC- .60- .65
Dark' .58- .59
.... .... "- r\ f" n2


WEST INDIES
SOUTH k-1EFICQA


.62-


.66
.66


PHIUDlELPHIA: arrivals 56,300 lbs. dcL.mic.
Spl-1Tes Tight. Lemand cood, market firm.
domestic White Clover"
60-It. tins per lb.few holdovers .164
24, 1-lb.. e&rs 5.55
24, 8-oz. jars 3,25
Blended Sweet End White Clcver
6, 5-lb, jars 5.80
24, 1-lb. jErs 6.50
12, 1-lb. pErs few 3.30
CPEjMdED 12, 12-oz, jars 2.65
PORTLAND: Arrivl Is approximately 20,000 lbs.
5domesTic. Supplies moderate. Demand uoderi te,
market steady.
12, 5-lb. tins 10.80-11.00
showing gUrenulat ion 10.25
12, 24-oz. jars 4,80- 5,00
24, 12-oz. Jers 5.30- 5.40
24 8-oz. 3.9" 4.00
Bulk gal. cans Light iaber .160- .17
rark .14 .15
COI',B, new crop ID 7.75
24, 12-oz, fancy 7.75
24, 10-oz. No. 1 6.25
CREt1ED White Clover
24, -lb. cups 6.25
BEESWIX: Dealers 5 ying
in cash or trade .45
ST, LOUIS: Market firm to slightly stronger.
60--lb. tins COIODh0DO cna NOYTHERN
White Clover 1 .16
Light Amber .14-- .15
White Clover 6, 5-lb. tins 6.16
Wh.Clover & ila.Flowers,6,5 It. 5.65-6.25-
mostly' 5.80-6.25
12, 2-lb. jrrs 6.10-6.25
mostly 6.25
24, 1-lb, jers 5.40-6.50
mostly 6.25-6.50
24, 12-oz. jErs 5.25
2i, 8-oz. jcrs 3.25-3.86
mostly 3.80-3.85
CHlEJED 12 12-oz. packages 2.65
StjN FR.NCISCO: Arrivals 2,444 cEns domestic.
Temand moderate, market about steady.
oImestic, Light iJmber (or better) Orange,
Clover, Sage, Thistle rnd some blended -
Flavors -
24, B-oz. jers 3.05-3.50
24, 12-oz. jars 4.70-5.40
24, 12-oz. jars Sage with
cut comb 7.50
12, 8-oz. j$rs 1.34
12, 12-oz. jE.rs 1.88
12, 12-oz. jars Sze, with
"; cut comb 3.00
12 llb. jErs 2.40-3.04
12, l-lb. jars 3.20-3.53
12, 2-lb. ji.rs 4.75-5.64
12, 5-1b. c3ns 8.45-9.24
SEjTTLE: arriv ls 14.780 lbs. M-rket steady.
weetclover-JfE lfEb Light imber
12, 5-lb. tin pails 10.25-10.80
12, 2-lb. jcrs 5.50- 6.10
* 24,. 1-lb. jcrs 6.00- 6.50
24, 12-oz. j-rs 5.30
12, 24-oz. jers 5.00
24 8-oz. jers 3.95
CIt-i D 24, 1-lb. cups 6.25
24, 14-oz. cups 5.50
24, l1-oz. cups 5.40
24, 6.-oz. cups 3.00


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