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 10,000 managing over 750,000 colonies.




Information sharing for agriculture and agri-food sector representatives – August 5, 2022 / Partage d’informations pour les représentants du secteur agricole et agroalimentaire – le 5 août 2022

August 2022

News – Canadian Honey Council


Consultation on the Proposed Agreement for Data Compensation at Re-evaluations and Special Reviews / Consultation sur le projet d’entente sur les droits à payer pour l’utilisation des données servant aux réévaluations et aux examens spéciaux


August 2022

News – Canadian Honey Council


Draft Commission Regulation for MRLs for clothianidin and thiamethoxam / Projet de règlement concernant les LMRs applicables aux résidus de clothianidine et de thiaméthoxame – [MAS-SAM #7286] (Market Access Secretariat | Secrétariat à l’accès aux marchés)

August 2022

Draft Commission Regulation for MRLs for clothianidin and thiamethoxam / Projet de règlement concernant les LMRs applicables aux résidus de clothianidine et de thiaméthoxame – [MAS-SAM #7286] (Market Access Secretariat | Secrétariat à l’accès aux marchés) – Canadian Honey Council


News – Canadian Honey Council


Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists
Statement on Honey Bee Wintering Losses in Canada (2022)

August 2022

CAPA Statement on Colony Losses 2021-2022-FV

Annual Colony Loss Reports – CAPA (capabees.com)

News – Canadian Honey Council


The North American Mite-A-Thon Summer Session – August 13th-28th

August 2022

The Mite-A-Thon Summer Session starts next week! If you are a beekeeper and would like to raise awareness for honey bee colony Varroa infestations, help us spread the word by sharing our hive monitoring resources with fellow beekeepers and by checking your honey bee hives for mites.

The Summer Session of the Mite-A-Thon will run from August 13 – August 28. Visit our website for beekeeping resources and to learn more about how to get involved. Help us reach as many beekeepers across North America as possible by participating in this year’s Mite-A-Thon in support of honey bee health!

Mite-A-Thon | Pollinator.org

News – Canadian Honey Council



Hivelights Summer 2022

Hivelights Summer 2022


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.


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In addition to July 14th, 2022 announcement on re-establishing mandatory random testing offsite of airports/En complément de l’annonce du 14 juillet 2022 au sujet du rétablissement des tests aléatoires obligatoires hors site pour les voyageurs

July 2022

The purpose of this email is to provide information to supplement the Announcement made July 14, 2022 on re-establishing mandatory random COVID-19 testing offsite of airports for air travellers, including for temporary foreign workers (TFW).

Ce courriel vise à vous fournir des informations en complément de l’Annonce faite le 14 juillet 2022 au sujet du rétablissement des tests COVID-19 aléatoires obligatoires hors des aéroports pour les voyageurs, y compris pour les travailleurs étrangers temporaires (TET).

News – Canadian Honey Council


BEEing Diverse: Inspiring Leaders in Beekeeping’ – Sept 30 and Oct. 1, Medina , Ohio

July 2022

We have an impressive lineup of speakers. The meeting will be held in our Bee Culture Conference Room. Watch these
pages and our web page for more details as we firm up the details. Register now at Store.BeeCulture.com/Events/.

News – Canadian Honey Council



47th Apimondia Congress – Your invitation to Istanbul, Turkey for the 47th Apimondia Congress

47 IAC flyer

47th APIMONDIA | International Apicultural Congress (apimondia2021.com)

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Canadian Honey and Honey Bee Stock

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2021 CHC Honey Exporters’ Catalogue









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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.