PRODUCTION F.O.B. VALU Percent 1986 1987 Change 1986 1987 Producing colonies 5,950 6,373 +7 Pounds of honey 588,574 222,673 -62 $367,900 $124,700 Beeswax and Misc. 18,900 4,200 apiary products TOTAL 386,800 128,900
E* Percent Change Producing colonies Pounds of honey -66 Beeswax and Misc. -78 apiary products TOTAL -67
* F.O.B. price is the one assessed at the first point of delivery. It includes the cost of production, harvesting and preparation for market--in effect, the price a farmer receives when he delivers a crop.
Note: Decrease in apiary production and f.o.b. value can be attributed to poor weather conditions.
*Through August 5
Source: Orange County Department of Agriculture