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Honey An Overview of the Honey Industry in Georgia. Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office Dr. Frank Flanders and Catrina Kennedy September 2006. Objectives. The student will be able to: Describe why honey is important to the state of Georgia. Identify products made from honey.

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honey an overview of the honey industry in georgia

HoneyAn Overview of the Honey Industry in Georgia

Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office

Dr. Frank Flanders and Catrina Kennedy

September 2006

objectives
Objectives

The student will be able to:

  • Describe why honey is important to the state of Georgia.
  • Identify products made from honey.
  • Describe the different types of honey.
  • Identify states that have the largest honey production.
why is the honey industry important
Why is the Honey Industry Important
  • One-third of the human diet can be traced directly, or indirectly, to bee pollination.
  • About 130 agricultural plants in the United States are pollinated by bees, and the annual value of honey bee pollination to U.S. agriculture is estimated at over $9 billion.
  • Georgia has 75,000 bee colonies and 2,000 hobby and commercial beekeepers. The industry generates $70 million each year in the state through sales of honey, beeswax, queen bees and package bees.
honey products
Honey Products

Clover Honey

Beeswax

Body Butter

Lip Balm

Royal Jelly

Candles

Body Cream

Various Honeys

honey production
Honey Production
  • North Dakota
  • California
  • South Dakota
  • Florida
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Arkansas
  • Idaho
  • 16. Georgia
types of honey
Types of Honey
  • Comb honey
  • Liquid (extracted)  
  • Granulated (creamy) honey
  • Chunk honey
interesting facts
Interesting Facts
  • Honey is antimicrobial due to it's high sugar content, low pH and the presence of organic acids (Use it to treat cuts, scrapes and burns as well as to prevent scarring!)
  • Honey is used as a hair and facial treatment due to the fact that it attracts and retains moisture.
  • Honey never goes "bad". It is slightly acidic and, therefore, not conducive for bacterial growth.
  • Honey is the only food produced by insects that is eaten by man!
  • There are over 300 different varieties of honey produced in the United States, each having it's own distinct color and flavor.
assessment
Assessment
  • How many plants are pollinated from bees?
  • How many bee colonies are in Georgia?
  • Georgia generate how much money through honey production?
  • Name three products that are produced from honey.
  • What state is number 1 in the nation for honey production?
  • Where does Georgia rank in honey production?
  • What are the four types of honey?
  • How many varieties of honey are there?
answers
Answers
  • 130
  • 75,000
  • 70 million
  • Clover Honey, Royal Jelly, Beeswax, Candles, Body Butter, Body Cream, Lip Balm, Various Honeys
  • North Dakota
  • 16th
  • Comb honey, Liquid (extracted) , Granulated (creamy) honey, Chunk honey
  • Over 300