Did You Know?
A single bee colony can produce more than 300 pounds (135kg) of extra honey and this is what is harvested by the beekeeper! [learn more cool facts]
Over 50,000 bees live in a hive! [more honey bee trivia…]
No reports of Africanized honeybees (AHB) in Canada!
How many beekeepers and colonies are there in Canada?
There are over 8,000 beekeepers keeping 720,000 colonies of honey bees? [See statistics below]
Does your province have the most beekeepers? [Learn who does]
What countries can queen bees be imported from?
Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, USA, Chile. [View import regulations]
Can package bees be imported from anywhere?
No check with CFIA. [Click here for your nearest office]
How can I find exporters of Canadian honey?
Exporters can be found at the [National Honey Board Honey locator site]
What are the opportunities for exporting honey? [The US Honey Market: Opportunities for Canadian Honey Exporters]
Must I be registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency if I sell honey for sale outside of my province.
Yes. [Click for more info]
Do exports of honey to the EU require a health certificate? Yes. [Click for more information on CFIA requirements] Click here for detailed EU regulations
Where can I get a copy of organic standards for honey?
Click for organic standards
Certified Organic honey has a new nationally and internationally recognised logo.
Click here to see it
Who can certify organic honey? Click here for the list of CFIA accredited certifying bodies
Can I use the grade name “Canada Number 1” on my label without being registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency? No. [Click for more info]
Where can I get a copy of a nutrition box for honey label?
The Canadian Honey Council is pleased to provide this for you. Click to download Nutrition Box
Where can I find UPC barcodes? You must register with GS1 Canada [Click to Register]
Melter Honey – Industry Standards
What takes the least amount of energy to make… chocolate, snacks or honey? Honey is the winner by a long shot and is called an ethical sweetener for that reason. [read more]