Structure of the U.S. beekeeping industry: 1982-2002.

  title={Structure of the U.S. beekeeping industry: 1982-2002.},
  author={Stan G. Daberkow and Penni Korb and Fred Hoff},
  journal={Journal of economic entomology},
  volume={102 3},
There have been major structural changes in the beekeeping industry over the past 25 yr. The U.S. Census of Agriculture surveys indicate that colony inventory declined > 20% between 1982 and 2002, whereas the number of U.S. farms with apiculture enterprises fell > 70%. This decline in farm numbers was not uniform across different sized farms based on colony inventory--nearly 30,000 of the farms exiting the apiculture business had fewer than 25 colonies. With the number of farms declining faster… CONTINUE READING
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