Industry Members Asked to Participate in Tallow Honey Survey

AHPA and NHB are funding a study to understand the economic impact of tallow trees on honey production

Erie, Colo. (November 14th, 2022) – The National Honey Board (NHB) and the American Honey Producers Association (AHPA) have teamed up to seek information about the economic impact of tallow honey. The Tallow Honey survey is a joint venture of the two industry groups and is being conducted by UC Davis Agricultural Economist Daniel Sumner and Antoine Champetier. The data will be collected from honey producers, beekeepers, and other members of the honey industry in states currently using tallow for forage.

The Chinese tallow tree is a native of eastern Asia and was introduced to the United States in the 1700s. It is widely known for producing large quantities of high-quality honey in many areas of the South.

A 30-question survey is now available to assess the value of tallow use in forage and the subsequent economic impact that the tallow tree has on pollination and the environment. The assessment will be used for research purposes with the intent of identifying feeding practices, costs, and the use of forage in beekeeping practices.

The survey is now available and can be taken here.

About American Honey Producers’ Association

The American Honey Producers Association (AHPA) is an organization of beekeepers making their living from the production of honey. The AHPA is dedicated to promoting the common interest and general welfare of every American honey producer. From the backyard beekeeper to large commercial beekeeping, the AHPA works to improve the future of beekeeping for all. The American Honey Producers Association has a strong reputation of successful performance on many national beekeeping and trade issues. Our members work with all levels of government to help advance the interest and economics of the American beekeeper. For more information, visit

About National Honey Board

The NHB is an industry-funded agriculture promotion group that works to educate consumers about the benefits and uses for honey and honey products through research, marketing, and promotional programs. The Board's work, funded by an assessment on domestic and imported honey, is designed to increase the awareness and usage of honey by consumers, the foodservice industry and food manufacturers. The ten-member-Board, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, represents producers (beekeepers), packers, importers, and a marketing cooperative. For more information, visit

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