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Bee & Honey Division Contact

Mac Higginbotham

(800) 392-5705, ext. 5610

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Bee & Honey

Alabama Bee and Honey Producers, a division of Alabama Farmers Federation, is composed of beekeepers across the state involved in the production of honey and honey products as commercial producers, sideliners, and hobbyists. Bees are a mutually-beneficial commodity. Not only do they produce sweet-tasting honey, but through pollination, bees provide an invaluable service to farmers and to the wildlife community.

The Alabama Agricultural Statistics Service reported honey production in 2007 totaled 616,000 pounds, which is down 22 percent from 2006. There were 11,000 colonies producing honey, unchanged from 2006. Yield per colony averaged 56 pounds, compared with 72 pounds in 2006. During the same time, average honey prices increased from $1.33 per pound to $1.41 per pound.

Concerns of farmers are represented at the state and national levels through departments of Governmental Affairs and National Affairs. The Department of Public Relations provides bee & honey news on this website and member publications.

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Events for Bee & Honey commodity

  • July 30-August 2 Commodity Conference - Montgomery, AL

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