Honey is perceived by many consumers a natural and healthy alternative to sugar. It is also used as a food ingredient, for example in sweets or bakery products. Beeswax, another produce of honey bees, is used in cosmetic products like lip balms. But because the bee population is decreasing globally, there aren’t sufficient honey supplies to meet European demand. European companies are looking for honey supplies elsewhere, causing Imports from developing countries like Ethiopia to grow.