North Carolina Ranked The No. 8 Best State for Beekeeping


Where can the location of your colony sweeten or sour your beekeeping journey?

To mark World Bee Day on May 20, Lawn Love ranked 2023’s Best States for Beekeeping.

How does North Carolina stack up in some key metrics (1st = Best)?

  • Average Annual Colony Loss – 6th
  • Average Price per Pound of Honey – 3rd
  • Number of Farmers Markets – 5th
  • Number of Beekeepers Associations – 1st

To come up with their social media ranking, they compared 39 of the 50 states (with available data) based on four categories. We looked at honey production, colony loss, and apiculture classes, among 15 total metrics.

2023’s Best States for Beekeeping