The Beekeeping Industry

Full-time beekeepers have 300 or more hives (colonies). Part-time keepers have 25-299 hives. Hobbists have 1-24 hives. Although this data is somewhat old, it is still recognized as a good estimate (Hoff & Schertz Willett, 2).

A survey of the honey industry yielded the following results (Hoff & Schertz Willett, 8):

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