Statistics / Industry Information

Labelling honey
 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.  Honey Nutrition Label (download PDF)

 Where can I find UPC barcodes?  You must register with GS1 Canada [Click to Register]

Drum standards:

Honey Industry Drum Standards

Melter Honey – Industry Standards

Canadian Honey Industry Melter- Baker’s Honey Standard

Norme de l’Industrie canadienne du miel relativement au miel de fondoir_pâtisserie

Honey export
 How can I find exporters of Canadian honey?
Some exporters can be found at the [National Honey Board Honey locator site] Also check with each Provincial association.

 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]

Interprovincial transport of Bees – regulations

2018 – Import Standards for ON Honey Bees 2018-04-24

Requirements for Interprovincial Movement of Honey Bees into Alberta for 2018 MN

PROTOCOLE POUR LE TRANSIT D’ABEILLES AU QUÉBEC EN 2018

PROTOCOL REGARDING THE TRANSIT OF BEES IN QUÉBEC IN 2018

2018 Québec PROTOCOLE INTRODUCTION ABEILLES régions sans PCR ou contrôlé VF

2018 Québec Protocole introduction abeilles provenance régions endémiques VF

2018 Québec Protocol introduction SHB endemic or not controlled regions English FV

2018 Québec PROTOCOL INTRODUCTION PROVINCES SHB ABSENT OR CONTROLLED VF

2018 NS Honey Bee Importation Protocol

2018 – Import Standards for ON Honey Bees 2018-04-24

New Brunswick honey bee importation requirements for 2018

English:

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/10/agriculture/content/bees.html

French:

http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/fr/ministeres/10/agriculture/content/abeilles.html

 

Honey Product Trends in Canada 2016 AAFC

Honey Product Trends in Canada (AAFC – 2016)


Stats Canada 2016 honey production numbers 

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161207/dq161207e-eng.htm

The total value of honey produced in Canada fell from $210.5 million in 2015 to $157.8 million in 2016, a decrease of 25.0%.

The decline in value was attributable to the lower prices received at farmgate. Alberta, the largest honey producing province, saw honey value decline 32.8%. In Manitoba, the value was down 35.2%.

Production reached 92.2 million pounds in 2016, compared with 92.0 million pounds in 2015. The number of colonies increased 3.3% from 2015 to 750,155. On average, each colony had a yield of 123 pounds of honey, 4 pounds less than in 2015.

There were 9,859 beekeepers in 2016, 1,244 more than in 2015.

Sales of honey

$157.8 million

2016

-25.0% 

(annual change)

Stats Canada 2015 honey production numbers

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/151209/dq151209c-eng.htm

Canadian beekeepers produced 95.3 million pounds of honey in 2015, up 11.4% from 2014. There were 8,533 beekeepers in 2015, 365 less than in 2014.

Chart 1  Chart 1: Production of honey
Production of honey

The total value of honey rose 10.9% from 2014 to $232.0 million as a result of increased production. The average price of honey was stable at $2.43 per pound.

On average, each colony had a yield of 132 pounds of honey, 9 pounds more than in 2014.

The number of colonies rose 3.6% from 696,252 to 721,106. This increase was attributable to favourable weather conditions that reduced winter losses, particularly in the Prairie provinces.

Honey production in Alberta, the top producer in Canada, was 42.8 million pounds, up 20.4% from 35.5 million pounds in 2014. Yields rose from 125 pounds per colony to 145 pounds.

In Saskatchewan, honey production increased from 16.5 million pounds in 2014 to 18.8 million pounds in 2015, as a result of more colonies and higher yields.

In Manitoba, although yields were lower, production rose from 14.1 million pounds in 2014 to 16.0 million pounds. This increase was attributable to more honey-producing colonies in the province in 2015.



 2017 CAPA statement on Honey Bee Colony Losses in Canada

2017 CAPA Statement on Colony Losses-r

2017 ACPA Rapport sur les mortalités hivernales