It takes the bronze overall, with the push for bee-friendly legislation and the higher average salary of beekeepers. Impressed with the ranking, with abundant honey production and minimal annual loss of colonies. Honey production in the United States is an important aspect of the country's agricultural sector, and several states contribute significantly to total production. Some of the top honey-producing states are North Dakota, South Dakota, California, Florida and Texas.
These states provide favorable conditions for honey bees, such as abundant flowering plants, diverse landscapes, and suitable weather conditions. The honey industry in these states focuses on maintaining healthy bee populations, ensuring high-quality honey production, and providing a steady supply of honey for both domestic consumption and export. It is among the world's leading honey producers, along with Argentina, China, Turkey and Ukraine. While much of their honey remains in the country, much of it is exported to countries such as Canada, South Korea and the Philippines. Some of the top honey-producing states are Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana and Washington.
Texas is in fifth place, Florida in fourth, California in third and South Dakota in second (via Statista). However, the first state is a bit surprising, as many bees need to keep warm all year round, including winter (according to the World Atlas). However, state number one is one of the coldest states in the north, located along the border with Canada.