Apiculture Market

Apiculture Market By Product Type (Honey, Honey Dew, Beeswax), By End Use (Cosmetics, Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverages, Industrial), By Distribution Channel (Business to Business, Business to Consumer), By Region – Global Market Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Apiculture market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Apiculture Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The value of the global apiculture market is US$ 10.3 billion in 2022 and the same is projected to reach US$ 15.3 billion by 2032-end. Worldwide demand for apiculture products is estimated to increase at a CAGR of 4% through 2032.

Apiculture is a technical term that is used for 'beekeeping'. It plays a vital role in our agriculture system and the same is responsible for supplying around 31% of food while providing pollination for over 100 species of flowering plants.

Apiculture includes the maintenance of colonies of bees to collect different products such as royal jelly, bee pollen, flower pollen, propolis, beeswax, and honey. These products are used across different industries. Owing to the rising consumer awareness about apiculture, the use of these products is constantly increasing.

There has been a drastic increase in the consumption of honey over the past few years. Further, per capita consumption of honey remains high around the world. Rising awareness related to the benefits of honey in human diets is projected to contribute to its high per capita consumption in the years ahead.

The use of honey and dietary habits are intertwined. Honey is used primarily in medicines and a minor amount of the same is consumed as food directly. Some other products that are obtained from apiculture are used at a noticeable rate in the production of pharmaceuticals, soaps, cosmetics, and so on.

Commercial beekeeping farming is likely to come into the picture with the rising demand for honey from a lot of industries around the world for cosmetic and medicinal purposes. The benefits that are related to apiculture rearing are cost-effective and low maintenance. Growing demand for honey and related byproducts across developing nations is likely to bolster sales opportunities in the global market.

North America and Europe are consuming a noticeable share of honey and related byproducts. Furthermore, a rapid increase in the demand for these products is also estimated in the Asia Pacific region.

There are many organizations around the world that are providing support to stimulate organic agriculture. The National Organic Value Chain Association and National Beekeepers Association are firms that are extending their support to adopt organic agriculture. Thus, these trends are likely to bolster the demand for pollination, which, in turn, will fuel the growth of the organic honey market.

The research report prepared by analysts from Fact.MR studies different segments of the market that include product, end use, distribution channel, and region.

Report Attributes


Apiculture Market Size (2022)

US$ 10.3 Billion

Estimated Market Value (2032)

US$ 15.3 Billion

Anticipated Growth Rate of Market (2022-2032)


Projected Value of Asia Pacific Market (2032)

US$ 3 Billion

Expected CAGR of Germany Market


Key Companies Profiled

  • Wild Forest Honey
  • Forest Essentials
  • Zizira
  • Roses&Tulip
  • Betterbee Inc.
  • Beehive Botanicals Inc.

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How are Sales Opportunities in the Global Apiculture Market Increasing?

“Rising Consumer Preference for Ayurveda Products”

People around the world are inclining to use Ayurveda products in recent years. This factor is further likely to increase the requirement for honey and some other products that are produced by bees.

The products produced through apiculture are further used in different industries like pharmaceuticals, chemicals & paints, agriculture, cosmetics, food & beverages, and others. These industries are also investing in apiculture practices to meet the growing consumer requirements.

Demand for chemical-free, natural, and organic products has been evolving by various end-users. These products are widely available across the globe because of their increased application.

Wax and honey are the key products that are acquired through apiculture. But, bees, propolis, royal jelly, venom, pollen, queens, and their larvae have also been useful products. Honey is used as the best possible market solution that is used to cure a lot of health as well as body-related problems, for instance, blood sugar, ulcers, heal burns, cough, etc.

Owing to its probiotic and anti-bacterial properties, honey is used by global consumers to make various soaps, medicines, cosmetic products, and others.

The venom of a bee is an indispensable ingredient that is used to provide a cure for bee stings. Furthermore, it is also used for the treatment of different problems like rheumatism and arthritis.

Honey is helpful to reduce acidity and ingestion, boost immunity, provide glowing skin, and lower the risk of heart disease which is further likely to trigger the growth avenues in the global market. On the back of increased applications of the market products across the medical industry, sales opportunities for these is likely to grow.

“Increased Awareness among People about Health Benefits of Bee Products”

In recent years, people are gaining awareness about the different health benefits of bee products. They are inclined to use nutritious, all-natural, and organic food products. In addition, rising government support from countries around the world with higher investments to promote beekeeping has also been predicted to drive sales opportunities for apiculture.

Owing to its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, honey is gaining immense popularity. So, people, around the world are adopting honey at an increased rate in recent years.

Honey is also used as a substitute for sugar as well as some other artificial sweeteners that is further likely to increase demand for apiculture in the years to come. Moreover, honey is rich in antioxidants that are helpful to lower the levels of blood pressure which generally leads to a reduced risk of strokes, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular diseases.

Thus, worldwide recognition of different health benefits that are related to the consumption of honey is likely to generate profitable growth opportunities in the global market in the coming years.

Major countries that are producing honey are taking efforts to establish bee colonies to keep up with the rising demand for different bee products. Moving ahead, people are gaining awareness related to sustainable practices that are used for modern beekeeping. Human beings are also becoming aware of the importance of bees for the human ecosystem.

These above-mentioned factors are likely to compel breeders to opt for sustainable methods i.e. using top bar hives, maintaining native bee production, giving more control to the bees, and others.

“Growing Support and Incentives for Apiculture in Several Countries”

There are many governments and related bodies that are providing support to apiculture in different aspects. For instance, in the United States, the VDACS (Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services) from Virginia is running a beehive distribution program that is likely to provide free apiculture equipment to the people residing in the respective nation. Further, the General Assembly has approved around US$ 125,100 for this program to escalate the count of hives across the region.

In the US, the Farmers Market Promotion Program provides grants from US$ 5,000 to US$ 10,000 to start an apiary. In addition, the Agriculture Department of the U.S. also provides a significant grant that is ranging from US$ 10,000 to US$ 500,000 for businesses that have less than 50 employees and annual turnover is US$ 1 million.

The support and incentives provided by governments and related bodies of different countries are expected to promote apiculture and thus increase growth opportunities in the global market.

“Mounting Consumer Demand for Flavoring Agents & Natural Sweeteners”

Owing to different health benefits, bee products are adopted at an increased rate as an effective alternative to traditional sugar. A sudden increase in health consciousness among customers has encouraged them to incorporate organic & natural sweeteners and flavoring agents in meals. Due to changes in food habits, people have minimized the use of white sugar.

With antibacterial and antioxidant properties, honey is a low-cost and natural sweetener. It has a longer shelf-life and contains many minerals & vitamins that are estimated to contribute to its increased adoption by the global population.

Which Factors are Projected to Limit Demand for Apiculture Products?

“Honey Adulteration to Restrict its Adoption”

The expansion opportunities in the apiculture market are restrained because of increased adulteration in honey. In addition, a significant decrease in the count of beekeepers and beehives has also been anticipated to curtail the growth opportunities in the global market.

“Rising Prices of Honey and Lack of Improved Apiculture Equipment”

To maintain the purity of honey, manufacturers need to invest a higher amount. This is further likely to put a direct impact on the overall production cost of honey which further affects the sales opportunities in the global market.

Lack of improved or efficient equipment that is used in the apiculture process is also estimated to have an effect on the production of quality products. So, based on these factors the sales opportunities are impacted directly in the apiculture industry.

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Which Regional Market Dominates the Global Apiculture Industry?

“Rising Establishment of Commercial Honey Producers in Asia Pacific”

Among the regional markets, the Asia Pacific market is likely to hold the largest share of the industry in the forecasted period. The dominance of the region is attributed to the increasing establishment of commercial honey producers in the regional market, especially in China.

There are a lot of initiatives that are taken by regional governments to set up commercial honey farms in different countries from the region. Furthermore, growing awareness among regional consumers related to the health benefits of bee products is also projected to bolster growth opportunities in the regional market.

The Asia Pacific market is estimated to reach a valuation of US$ 3 billion by the end of 2032.

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Country-wise Insights

Will the U.S. Provide Lucrative Business Opportunities for Apiculture Product Manufacturers?

“Growing Consumer Awareness about Health Benefits of Bee Products

The valuation of the U.S. apiculture market is likely to reach US$ 1.3 billion by the end of 2022. Further, the nation accounts for 12.1% of the share across the global market. This market share is attributed to the increasing consumption of bee products, especially honey by people residing in the nation due to rising awareness about their health benefits.

Which Factors Propel Sales in the Industry of Apiculture in China?

“China as Largest Producer and Consumer of Honey Dominates in Global Market

The country is the largest producer and consumer of honey in the world with the improving lifestyles of its people, nectar-rich sources, and extensive territory. Honey in China has been stable that is more readily available than sugar in hypermarkets/ supermarkets.

China is the second largest economy in the world and it is forecasted to reach a valuation of US$ 3.5 billion by the end of 2032 while trailing a CAGR of 4.5%.

Among other noticeable geographic markets are Canada and Japan. They are likely to grow at 2.6% and 2.4% respectively in the forecast period. Within Europe, Germany is also likely to progress at a CAGR of 2.7% through 2032. Korea is also likely to expand at a noticeable CAGR in the forecasted period.

Category-wise Insights

Which Product Type of Apiculture Dominates the Global Market?

“Growing Consumer Awareness about Harmful Effects of Sugar Stimulating Consumption of Honey”

Among the different product types, honey is expected to hold the largest share in the global market owing to surging consumer awareness related to the harmful effects of sugar on the health of human beings. The rising awareness among people leads to a burgeoning requirement for honey as an effective alternative to artificial sweeteners in various end-use industries.

Higher shelf life and excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial characteristics are some key features of honey that are likely to stimulate its adoption at an increased rate.

In health and beauty products, honey is also used along with jellies, jams, beverages, cereals, spreads, and processed foods. Thus there is an increased demand for honey that is likely to influence its sale around the world.

Honey comprises several medical properties such as the ability to reduce the risk of diabetes, treat burn wounds, enhance metabolic activity, and control blood pressure. So, in addition to food & beverages, it is used at an increased rate for many applications that include cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc.

Why is F&B Application of Apiculture Dominating the Market?

“Rising Health Concerns of Consumers Leading to Higher Consumption of Healthier Food Products

The food & beverages application of apiculture products holds a dominating position in the global market. The manufacturers from the F&B industry are inclined to use better alternatives to sugar to suffice sweetener requirements. Moreover, growing consumer inclination to use low-fat & calorie meals, organic baked products, confectionery items, drinks, etc. is also predicted to serve as a pivotal factor to contribute to increased consumption of honey as a flavoring and sweetener agent.

In addition, the rising demand for honey in the pharmaceutical industry, especially for the production of liquid food supplements & cough syrup, is also projected to propel demand opportunities for the products produced from the apiculture process.

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Competitive Landscape

Key players in the apiculture market are adopting strategies for the generation of novel growth opportunities. Some of these key strategies are acquisition, collaboration, novel product launches, portfolio expansion, partnerships, and agreements that are adopted by players to gain a competitive edge in the industry.

Some of the key manufacturers of apiculture products include Wild Forest Honey, Forest Essentials, Zizira, Roses&Tulip, Betterbee Inc., and Beehive Botanicals Inc.

  • Amul Honey, in September 2021, launched an item of GCMMF (Gujrat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd.). This initiative is under active cooperation with NBB (National Bee Board).
  • In 2021, Hilltop launched an original apiculture lip balm. It contains natural emulsifiers that replenish and hydrate lips and provide protection against UV rays. This launch provides assistance to establish a market for natural products that are gaining popularity among consumers.

Segmentation of Apiculture Industry Research

  • By Product:

    • Honey
      • Liquid Honey
      • Comb Honey
      • Creamed Honey
      • Floral Honey
    • Honey Dew
    • Beeswax
    • Bee Venom/Apitoxin
    • Royal Jelly
    • Propolis/Bee Glue
  • By End Use:

    • Cosmetics
    • Agriculture
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Food & Beverages
      • Alcoholic Beverages
      • Non-alcoholic Beverages
    • Industrial
  • By Distribution Channel:

    • Business to Business
    • Business to Customer
      • Hypermarkets/ Supermarkets
      • Specialty Stores
      • Convenience Stores
      • Online Retail
  • By Region:

    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

The size of the global apiculture market is US$ 10.3 billion in 2022.

Worldwide demand for apiculture products is expected to increase at a CAGR of 4% through 2032.

The apiculture industry is anticipated to reach a valuation of US$ 15.3 billion by the end of 2032.

The apiculture market in Germany is likely to expand at a CAGR of 3% through 2032.

The Asia Pacific apiculture market is anticipated to reach US$ 3 billion by 2032.

Top manufacturers of apiculture products include Wild Forest Honey, Forest Essentials, Zizira, Roses&Tulip, Betterbee Inc., and Beehive Botanicals Inc.

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