The honeymoon honeymoon of the 2018 season is almost over.
But not for Honeywell’s honey.
The company announced on Thursday that it would cut off sales of honey from the grocery store shelves starting in the second quarter.
The honey maker said it will not sell the sweet treat in its stores or its online stores.
The move comes after a honey shortage caused by severe winter storms and the outbreak of the coronavirus, which has killed nearly 5,500 people.
It is the third major company to cut off its honey sales, including Nestle and Hershey, and it comes at a time when the industry is facing a shortage of the stuff due to the cold weather and the virus.
Honeybee stocks have lost more than 40 percent in the last six months, while the price of a cup of coffee has nearly tripled.
And even the cost of fresh honey has fallen as retailers have faced a glut of the product.
For consumers, the decision to stop selling honey is a big one.
A study released last year by the Pew Research Center found that honeybees are the most valuable bee species on the planet.
The cost of honey to the economy could be as much as $10 billion per year.
“If Honeywell wants to be a long-term supplier to the U.S. economy, it has to find ways to increase the supply of this wonderful honey,” said Ben Kallstrom, CEO of the Beekeepers of America, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the beekeeping industry.
The cuts will affect only Honeywell and the grocery industry, and they will likely be phased in over the next few months.
But it will take some time for them to have a measurable impact.
Honeywell has about 2.5 million stores in the U and more than 20 million employees worldwide.
The company also operates a retail store in Atlanta.