A honey shop shut down in the United States last month because of a lack of customers.
The business, Honey for Sale, said it was forced to shut down because of the shutdown and the state of the industry.
The move was the latest in a long line of small business closures in the U.S. The company’s owner, Lisa Womack, said the honey industry has lost so much business to illegal online sales and online buying that it’s not viable to keep the business open in the long term.
Womacke said it’s been tough on her family and on her business because of all the illegal online activity.
“It’s hard to keep your kids safe when you’re losing sales,” she said.
“I have a lot of good memories of the honey market, and I’ve been in the business for 40 years.
I think the honey business is dying out.”
The business has a history of being a source of great income for Womak and her husband, Bill.
Wamack said she’s hoping for a new buyer to take over.
“It’s going to be really hard to sell the business,” she told NPR.
“They’ve been there for so long.”
A honey museum was recently shut down after a legal challenge from a local business.
The museum closed due to declining demand, the museum said in a statement.
“The business was forced into a temporary shutdown, and our staff and volunteers are unable to work,” the museum’s statement said.
The closure will affect about 5,000 people who will be able to visit and experience the history and culture of honey from the 19th century to the present day.
The honey museum will continue to host exhibits and demonstrations about the history of honey production and consumption, according to the statement.
Honey has a long history in the states, with the oldest known hive being found in California in 1609.
The beekeeping tradition dates back to ancient Egypt, according the Smithsonian.
In the 1800s, honey became popular for baking cakes and cookies and for baking wine.
In 1906, a U.N. treaty was signed that allowed for the importation of honey into the United Kingdom.
Since then, the honey-producing industry has grown dramatically and has been one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U-S economy.
The U.K. has more than 70,000 beekeepers, according and the country exported $11.2 billion worth of honey last year.