Some facts about US beekeeping
Store bought honey is most often priced as a commodity; some supermarket honeys are actually adulterated products from China
that have been doctored to taste like the real thing.
Beekeeping is severely undervalued. US beekeepers are old and getting older and their children don’t see it as a vocation, because currently
the prices beekeepers get paid for their honey don’t reflect the true cost of producing the honey
Undervalued honey can be a contributor to more profitable, but less sustainable, beekeeping practices, and as a result Colony Collapse Disorder
and other diseases affecting bees is putting the whole US food supply at risk. The ultimate consequences of undervalued honey are life
without berries, avocados, almonds, oranges and so on..
Beekeepers who love their craft know how to keep bees so that they are less vulnerable to Colony Collapse Disorder and other diseases
affecting bees — they provide diversity of forage, they keep their bees well hydrated, and much more, depending on the season and the
type of forage.