CANADIAN HONEY COUNCIL
The Canadian Honey Council (CHC) is the national organization of the beekeeping industry. It is a not for profit organization, established in 1940 and incorporated in 1950.
The Canadian Honey Council is the national association of beekeepers representing apiculturists across Canada. The CHC provides a forum where producers, packers, professionals, provincial associations and officials from different levels of government can talk and recommend action in the best interests of the Canadian honey bee industry. Currently, the CHC membership consists of representatives of provincial associations with the total number of beekeepers at approximately 13,000 managing over 810,000 colonies.
February 8 – 10, 2024, Calgary, Alberta
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AgriWorkforce Newsfeed /Fil d’actualité sur la main-d’œuvre agricole – September 13, 2023
AgriWorkforce Newsfeed /Fil d’actualité sur la main-d’œuvre agricole – September 6, 2023
Information sharing for agriculture and agri-food sector representatives – August 31, 2023 / Partage d’informations pour les représentants du secteur agricole et agroalimentaire – le 31 août 2023
AgriWorkforce Newsfeed /Fil d’actualité sur la main-d’œuvre agricole – August 30, 2023
AgriWorkforce Newsfeed /Fil d’actualité sur la main-d’œuvre agricole – August 23, 2023
Reporting a missing temporary foreign worker/Signaler un travailleur étranger temporaire manquant à l’appel
Agri-Food Pilot – Changes taking place on August 18, 2023 / Programme pilote sur l’agroalimentaire – Changements qui seront apportés le 18 août, 2023
AgriWorkforce Newsfeed /Fil d’actualité sur la main-d’œuvre agricole
Launching of the Recognized Employer Pilot (REP)/Lancement du Projet pilote pour les employeurs reconnus (PPER)
Temporary Foreign Worker Program/Programme des Travailleurs étrangers temporaires (EDSC/ESDC)
CAHRC Supports Announcement of Temporary Foreign Worker Program Recognized Employer Pilot/Le CCRHA appuie l’annonce du Projet pilote pour les employeurs reconnus du Programme des travailleurs étrangers temporaires
Hivelights is the national magazine of the Canadian Honey Council. It is published four times a year and is mailed to all the members of our provincial associations. The magazine features articles by honey bee specialists and beekeepers and provides current information on the Canadian honey bee industry.
CHC Learning – Online Training for Apiary Workers / Formation en Ligne Pour Les Ouvriers en Apiculture
This comprehensive course has been developed for Apiary workers. It is based on real-world best practices used on farms across Canada. This simple, practical training package ensures that even the busiest farms can successfully train their workers quickly and with no down-time.
This course was developed in consultation with Apiary Producers and industry experts across Canada. The training is based on National Occupational Standards, which are national employee benchmarks that define the knowledge and behaviours required for job success.
Canadian Bee Research Fund
AS Atwal Graduate Scholarship in Bee Research ($5000)
The Canadian Bee Research Fund (CBRF) was established to counteract the problems caused by severe reductions in federal and provincial funding for honey bee research. It is a joint project of the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists and the Canadian Honey Council. The Board of Directors is comprised of four members, two from CAPA and two from CHC. The Canadian Honey Council takes direction from the CBRF board of directors and administers the fund as required.
The CBRF has been set up as a long-term endowment fund. Interest generated by the CBRF is made available for annual grants. Beekeepers direct the type of research that they want to support. The CBRF is entirely supported by donations from the apiculture industry and is a unique partnership between CAPA researchers and CHC members.
Save Our Bees
Bee health is an growing public concern and more and more attention is being put on finding solutions to mitigate losses.
The honeybee is the cornerstone of the environment and is critical to our food supply around the world. Scientists from the U.S.A. to France and Spain and all the way to U.K. and China are trying to solve the mystery of what’s causing the disappearance of the honey bee. Your help is needed to help our pollinators. Corporate and individual donations are very much appreciated … and we need you to help Save Our Bees. All funds (100%) donated to Save our Bees are deposited into the Canadian Bee Research Fund, a registered charity that distributes funds for bee health research.