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Apiculture - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 5139376
  • Report
  • January 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 364 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
The Sweet Truth About Honey's Health Benefits Supports a US$ 12.1 Billion Global Opportunity for Apiculture

The global market for Honey is expected to reach US$ 12.1 billion by the year 2027, trailing a post COVID-19 CAGR of 3.6% over the analysis period 2020 through 2027. Robust commercial use of honey & beeswax is primarily responsible for the healthy outlook for apiculture. Apiculture represents the practice of maintaining colonies of honey bees for obtaining different products, including honey, beeswax, propolis, royal jelly, honeydew and pollen among others. Demand for these bee products is continuously expanding worldwide because of the increased awareness among consumers about their beneficial features. Honey is now one of the main ingredients for the thriving natural foods industry. Honey has a variety of flavors and qualities because of which, it is used by a number of end-use industries besides food and beverages, including pharmaceutical, chemicals and personal care among others. Food and beverages has been the dominant end-user of bee products, especially honey, for long and would continue to be so for many more years to come. The industry uses honey as sweetening agent and for flavoring. With adverse effects of sugar sweeteners on health becoming more obvious demand for honey is increasing. Growing liking among consumers for low calorie, healthy and natural sweeteners is anticipated to help demand growth for honey from this end-user industry remain steady. Prominence for commercial beekeeping is increasing as several new industries start using honey and other bee products. Cosmetic and medicinal uses of bee products would especially drive demand. Across the world, honey is being increasingly used as a substitute for artificial sweeteners. Honey and other bee products' medicinal and cosmetic industry uses have also been growing. Manuka, honey for instance, is fast gaining popularity for its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Honey is also being increasingly used for home remedies, for reducing weight and acne and for improving digestion. Honey is also one of the key ingredients for a variety of recipes in home cooking.

New bee colonies are established constantly in all major producing countries for keeping up with the growing demand for bee products. The number of beekeeping enterprises and colonies is anticipated to further increase with the growing interest of entrepreneurs in the business. The apiculture market is mainly the market for honey, live bees and beeswax with the honey segment representing the largest of all due to the highest consumption rate. Honey enjoys highest consumption in developed regions. However, honey laundering is one of the factors with the potential to adversely impact growth of the market. Another prominent factor with the ability to restrict growth is price volatility. Bee farming is also influenced by environmental factors such as temperature. Pests and less awareness among the keepers also hinder productivity. The different types of bee hives are traditional hives, langstroth hives and Kenyan top bar hives. The market is dominated by the langstroth hives type. This type is extensively used by keepers in developed countries. It offers several benefits over conventional hives. The hives are compact and harvesting honey and other bee products is easier in these hives. Growing awareness about importance of bees for the ecosystem will compel breeders to practice sustainable methods such as maintaining native bee population, using top bar hives, giving more control to bees etc. In top bar hives, bees are allowed to create hives on their own. Combs are built in the shape and manner that naturally comes to bees. Sustainable bee keeping also allows bees work in the way nature intended for them to work. Sustainable practices allow bees to follow natural processes. They give bees more control in hive creation. Major companies are aggressively investing in research for developing technologies for producing better quality and high purity honey and other products. Technologies are also under development for extracting honey in new flavors.

Market demand for honey has been enjoying healthy growth in recent years owing to its perceived health benefits, in both developed and developing nations. Myriad health and healing benefits of honey that are driving its widespread consumption over the years include antibacterial agents against MRSA bacteria strains that are drug resistant; elimination of drug-resistant bio-films for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis; reducing the damage to colon in colitis; expedite healing of burn wounds, reduce scarring and swelling, reduce odors, and protect the wound from sticky dressing. In addition to its numerous health benefits, honey is benefitting from the increasing youth populace in the world's two most populous nations, India and China, as this powerful demography prefers branded, healthy, and fitness friendly food and beverage products. This trend is also led by increasing urbanization as well as the expanding middle class group in emerging nations. The increasing consumer focus on health has led honey manufacturers to promote the benefits of honey. Historical evidences prove that honey was locally applied to heal a range of ailments for more than 2700 years, although the chemistry related to the antibacterial and antiseptic characteristics of honey was discovered only recently. Honey-based wound gels are used along with conventional medicine as antibacterial agents against MRSA bacteria strains that are drug resistant. Honey helps in the elimination of drug-resistant bio-films for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis. When the use of topical antibiotics is not advisable for diabetic-ulcer treatments, then topical honey is the best alternative. Honey is rich in antioxidants that reduce the damage to colon in colitis. Lemon juice sweetened with honey is used to treat coughs, sore throats, and laryngitis. Oxymellin, a concoction made of vinegar, water, and honey is used as vermifuge.

Select Competitors (Total 142 Featured):

  • Arnold Honeybee Services
  • Gospodarstwo Pasieczne Sadecki Bartnik sp. z o.o.
  • Beehive Botanicals Inc
  • Beeswax From Beekeepers
  • Betterbee
  • Burleson`s Honey
  • Dabur India Limited
  • Gloden bees Ltd
  • Mann Lake Ltd
  • Miller`s Honey Company
  • Seldom Fools Apiculture
  • Shandong Bokang Apiculture
  • Thomas Apiculture
Frequently Asked Questions about the Global Market for Apiculture

What is the estimated value of the Global Market for Apiculture?

The Global Market for Apiculture was estimated to be valued at $8.4 Billion in 2020.

What is the growth rate of the Global Market for Apiculture?

The growth rate of the Global Market for Apiculture is 1.8%, with an estimated value of $9.5 Billion by 2027.

What is the forecasted size of the Global Market for Apiculture?

The Global Market for Apiculture is estimated to be worth $9.5 Billion by 2027.
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  • A Prelude to Apiculture
  • Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Hampers the Apiculture Market
  • Global Apiculture Market to Witness Rapid Growth, Driven by Increasing Demand for Honey
  • EXHIBIT 1: Global Production of Honey by Country (2019): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Production for China, Turkey, Iran, Argentina, Ukraine, United States, India, Russia, Mexico, Ethiopia, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Tanzania, Romania, and Others
  • EXHIBIT 2: Leading Natural Honey Producing Countries: 2019
  • Asia-Pacific Leads the Global Apiculture Market
  • Competition

  • Recent Market Activity

  • Myriad Health and Healing Benefits of Honey to Drive the Apiculture Market
  • Functional Properties of Honey - Select Applications
  • Antimicrobial and Wound Healing Characteristics of Honey
  • Antibacterial Potency of Various Types of Honey
  • Growing Popularity of Honey as a Sugar Substitute Drives Apiculture Demand from the F&B Industry
  • Increasing Consumer Interest in Manuka Honey - A Key Growth Driver
  • Growing Establishments of New Colonies and Beekeeping Enterprises for Honey Production
  • Loss of Honeybee Population: A Major Cause of Concern
  • Leveraging Technologies for Reversing the Trend of Declining Bee Population
  • Bee Keeping Evolves over the Years with Advancement in Technology
  • Software Aids Bee Keepers
  • Latest Beekeeping Technologies
  • Bee Smart™: A Remote System for Managing Beehives
  • Flow™ Hive Revolutionizes Honey Harvesting
  • Buzz Box
  • Thermosolar Hive
  • Hive Tracks
  • Rising Significance of Restoring Agricultural Ecosystems Augurs Well for Bee Population
  • Bee Conservation: Towards Eco-friendliness and Sustainability
  • Increasing Preference for Organic, Low-Fat, and Low-Cal Food Products Bodes Well for Market Growth
  • Alarming Rise in Obesity and Increasing Demand for Honey as a Weight Management and Weight Loss Diet Option Bodes Well for the Apiculture Market
  • EXHIBIT 3: Average per Capita Annual Health Expenditure (In US$) due to Obesity
  • EXHIBIT 4: Obesity Prevalence Rate (%) in Select Countries for the Years 2019 and 2030P
  • Increasing Global Population Drives the Apiculture Market
  • EXHIBIT 5: World Population (in Thousands) by Geographic Region for the Years 2019, 2030, 2050, 2100
  • Exponential Increase in Urban Population
  • EXHIBIT 6: Urban Population Worldwide in Thousands: 1960-2050P
  • Growing Middle Class Population
  • EXHIBIT 7: Global Middle Class Population (in Millions) and as a Percentage of Total Population: 2005, 2015, 2025 & 2035


  • Market Overview
  • EXHIBIT 8: Number of Honey Bee Colonies in the US: 2000-2020
  • EXHIBIT 9: Honey Production Value (US$ Million) in the US: 2000 through 2019
  • EXHIBIT 10: Honey Production Volume (Million Pounds) in the US: 2011 through 2019
  • EXHIBIT 11: Leading Honey Producing States in the United States (2019): Percentage Breakdown of Production Volume for California, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Others
  • EXHIBIT 12: Leading Honey Brands in the United States (2019): Percentage Market Share Breakdown for Sue Bee, Golden Blossom Honey, Private Label, and Other
  • Numerous Variants of Honey Offered in the US Market
  • EXHIBIT 13: Classification of Honey by Color and Price
  • Economic Significance of Pollinators and Impact of Declining Bee Population
  • Remedial Measures by Government to Protect Honey Bee Population
  • Growing Inclination of Consumers towards Organic Food Products Favors Honey Demand
  • Analysis Tools for Honey Analysis: Essential to Sustain the Beekeeping Industry
  • Lack of Regulation Hampers Honey Market
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • Superior Quality of Canadian Honey Drive Apiculture Market
  • Growing Preference for Beekeeping as a Hobby Bodes Well for the Domestic Apiary Industry
  • Development of Genetically Modified Bees for Cold Weathers to Provide Significant Market Benefits
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • Apiculture Industry in Europe
  • EXHIBIT 14: Number of Beehives (Thousands) in the EU: 2004-2018
  • EXHIBIT 15: Number of Beekeepers (Thousands) in the EU: 2004 through 2019
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • Market Analytics
  • Market Overview
  • EXHIBIT 16: Honey Production Volume (in Thousand Metric Tons) in India: 2015-2020
  • COVID-19 Impact on Indian Honey Market: An Overview
  • Market Analytics

  • Total Companies Profiled: 88
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