With an aim to curb the spread of COVID-19, countries across the globe had ordered lockdowns, thus everyone has been confined to their homes since then. COVID-19 lockdowns have had an impact across industries, and honey industry which is primarily run by beekeepers is no exception.
Beekeepers deliver support activities for crop and animal production through pollination services provided by bees. Pollination is essential to sustain the food supply. Thus, beekeeping businesses are considered essential. Alongside, one of the primary food substances that bees produce is honey. It is produced from the sugary secretions of plants (floral nectar) or other insects through regurgitation, enzymatic activity, and water evaporation. Honey is stored in wax structures called honeycombs. The practice of beekeeping involves collection of honey from wild bee colonies, or from hives of domesticated bees.