In recent years, China’s bee industry has accelerated its transformation and upgrading to large-scale standardization, with a rational layout of production workshops and rational allocation of production equipment. Specifically, the emergence of various machines such as a honey filling machine, honey sachet filling machines, and honey spoon filling machine is to help this product overcome its shortcomings. Meanwhile, it will lay a solid foundation for the bee industry to become bigger and stronger and export bee products.
Chinese beekeeping has a long history. Honey, royal jelly, bee pollen, and other bee products still have a certain consumption base in domestic and overseas markets. This has laid a solid foundation for the growth and development of the bee industry. With the rapid development of society and economy in recent years, China’s bee industry has accelerated its transformation and upgrading to large-scale and standardized, and rationally arranged production workshops and rationally allocated production equipment. These will accelerate the industry to overcome shortcomings. In addition, it will lay a solid foundation for the bee industry to become bigger and stronger and export bee products.
Sweet honey is a representative product in the bee industry. Drinks and making sugar water need it to add dessert and flavor. Then there are many types of honey, and if they are distinguished according to the processing source, they can be divided into:
- Orange nectar
- Linden Honey
- Date nectar
- Locust Honey
The different production methods can be divided into:
- Separated honey
- Nest honey
- Squeeze honey
In addition, honey can be distinguished according to the nectar plant, color, etc.
Although China has been keeping bees and eating honey for a long time, however, industry professionals believe that the awareness of honey consumption in my country has not yet matured. To put it simply, although consumers sometimes buy honey, they often do not focus on the differences in flavor and nutrition among various types of honey. Meanwhile, cost-effectiveness will become the focus. Looking at the entire market, there are many such consumers. If things go on like this, it will make it difficult for honey consumption to form a virtuous circle. And the market only stays at the basic level of production and sales. From different perspectives, it often leads to problems such as adulteration and doping in the production of the industry. When the same is true for a wider variety of bee products, it is not conducive to the development of the bee industry in general.
With the continuous improvement of people’s consumption levels, the bee industry has a broad space for development. How to improve consumers’ awareness of bee products is also particularly important. Under the overall background of consumption upgrading, we will start from the industry itself and policies and regulations. Then, it will be a key breakthrough to promote the bee industry to speed up the pace of upgrading and build a brand and reputation with high quality.
First, honey deep-processing factories have been set up in various places. This can radiate and drive the development of the local bee industry. For instance, thanks to the support of national policies, Rongjiang County, Guizhou of China, has built infrastructure such as honey-intensive processing production lines and storage warehouses in the past two years. Specifically, the honey that has been processed by filters will go through a pipeline and be filled into glass bottles by an automatic honey filling machine. After this, the honey packing machine applies the identification label to the capped product. In the end, they will be packaged and sent to the consumer market, bringing consumers a sweet taste. During this process, honey itself has viscous properties. Therefore, a honey jar filling machine suitable for high viscosity materials should be selected when filling. For instance, the servo pump liquid filling machine produced by VTOPS is equipped with a filling nozzle. This technique is to prevent the honey from dripping and drawing while filling.
Meanwhile, the Greater Xing’anling region in the north has unique conditions to develop the honey industry by relying on the advantages of natural resources. In recent years, the local area has vigorously integrated the honey resources into the hands of local farmers and built a matching honey deep processing production line to provide services for honey processing. In general, the highly mechanized and automated honey filling and packing machines have enabled the honey industry to substantially increase its output. At the same time, the integrity of rural agricultural communities can be maintained, and their quality of life improved.
Second, China announced the newly revised “Detailed Rules for the Review of Bee Products Production License (2022 Edition)” in April this year. Among them, the production and processing activities of bee products shall be further regulated. Specifically, bee products are divided into four categories: honey, royal jelly (including royal jelly freeze-dried products), bee pollen, and bee product products. And their definition, production site, equipment and facilities, equipment layout and technological process, personnel management, and so on have been clarified. Moreover, conventional production equipment and facilities, conventional technological processes, key control links, and the division of production workshops and operating areas are all listed in detail. With more and more places began to set up bee product production workshops. Therefore, the update of the standard provides a reference for the bee industry to move toward standardization.
In conclusion, the current consumer market has set off a trend in health and nutrition, and the prospect of bee products and the bee industry is promising. Additionally, enterprises need to be based on changes in market demand. Meanwhile, accelerate the promotion of production technology level and production standardization, and create a good business environment. These moves will inject more possibilities into the sweet business of the bee industry.