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Bees Do It

August 19, 1988|Clipboard researched by Dallas Jamison and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

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

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