Michigan Sees Decline in Honey Production
Michigan dropped two spots in their production of honey from 2011 to 2012.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Michigan moved from 7th to 9th in production – dropping 8.5% last year.
Michigan's 76,000 colonies produced 57 pounds, on average, in 2012 – compared to 64 pounds in 2011.
Beekeepers are now taking part in a survey through April 15th to get a clearer picture of what's happening with the state's bee population.