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.
Canadian National Beekeeping Convention and Tradeshow
Bee Tech – Save the Date
What We Heard Report – Agricultural Labour Strategy/ Rapport « Ce que nous avons entendu » – Stratégie sur la main-d’œuvre agricole
World Bee Day 2023
BEE ENGAGED in pollinator-friendly agricultural production
Friday 19 May 2023 | 10.00 – 11.30 CEST
Canada announces extension to the Agri-Food Pilot, facilitating access to permanent residence / Le Canada annonce la prolongation du Programme pilote sur l’agroalimentaire, facilitant l’accès à la résidence permanente
Front-of-package nutrition symbol labelling guide for industry (version 2) / Guide pour l’industrie sur l’étiquetage d’un symbole nutritionnel sur le devant de l’emballage (version 2)
Honey Labelling/Safe Food for Canadians Regulations – Canadian Honey Council
Information sharing for agriculture and agri-food sector representatives – April 28, 2023 / Partage d’informations pour les représentants du secteur agricole et agroalimentaire – le 28 avril 2023
Hivelights Spring 2023
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.
View HIVELIGHTS Newsletter Archive
CAHRC/CCRHA – Information Update – April 12, 2023 / Mise à jour – le 12 avril 2023
The EU market is flooded with syrup-based “honey”: finally putting a figure on foul play!
Notice of APEP public consultations (open until May 9, 2023) / Avis de consultations publiques sur le PAPE (jusqu’au 9 mai 2023)
Honey Bee Research Centre at the University of Guelph will soon be a reality
CCRHA//CAHRC – CCRHA to survey ag industry to evaluate post-pandemic labour market situation/Le Conseil Canadien pour les ressources humaines en agriculture annonce reçoit une aide financière en soutien à la main d’œuvre agricole
Honey Bee Health Coalition – 2022 Annual Report
Workforce Solutions Road Map to address labour shortages across Canada / Le Plan d’action pour les employeurs et la main d’œuvre en réponse aux pénuries au Canada
Temporary Foreign Workers – Canadian Honey Council
Information sharing for agriculture and agri-food sector representatives – March 27, 2023 (AAFC) / Partage d’informations pour les représentants du secteur agricole et agroalimentaire – le 24 mars 2023 (AAC)
CAHRC/CCRHA – We are looking for farm supervisors to complete a farm supervisor-training program
Foundational Leadership Skills for Farm Supervisors
- Are you a farm supervisor or do you know a farm supervisor that has an interest in growing their leadership skills?
- Do you want to learn more about how best to engage and motivate your workers, so that they work safely and can do their best work?
- Do you want to learn skills that can help you reduce costly and disruptive turnover and enhance the farm’s reputation in the community?
Then, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has the course for you! …… (read more)
CAHRC/CCRHA – We are looking for farm supervisors to complete a farm supervisor-training program – Canadian Honey Council
VITA Oxytet 62.5 Supply Update – VITA Beehealth (Canada)
VITA Oxytet 62.5 will be available in all buying groups that veterinarians use for purchases by the end of February. This means the 100g sachets, 400g tubs and 10kg pails will all be stocked…….(read more)
VITA Oxytet 62.5 Supply Update – VITA Beehealth (Canada) – Canadian Honey Council
Canadian Honey Council (CHC) Statement on Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Honey Fraud Report – 2023
The Canadian Honey Council would like to highlight the effort being made by Canadian Food Inspection Agency in regards to keeping adultured honey off of the store shelves in Canada. ……(read more)
Canadian Honey Council (CHC) Statement on Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Honey Fraud Report – 2023 – Canadian Honey Council
CHC Statement on CFIA Honey Fraud Report – 2023
Food Fraud Annual Report (2021 to 2022) has been published / Le Rapport annuel sur la fraude alimentaire (2021 à 2022) a été publié
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has published the Food Fraud Annual Report (2021 to 2022).
L’Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments (ACIA) a publié son Rapport annuel sur la fraude alimentaire (2020 à 2021).
EU Regulation regarding MRLs for clothianidin and thiamethoxam / Règlement de l’UE concernant les LMR pour clothianidine et thiaméthoxame – [MAS-SAM #7891]
EU Regulation regarding MRLs for clothianidin and thiamethoxam / Règlement de l’UE concernant les LMR pour clothianidine et thiaméthoxame – Canadian Honey Council
Apimondia Newsletter – February 2023
Apimondia Newsletter February 2023
Canadian Honey Council (CHC) – Statement on Importation of Bees/Tropilaelapes
February 22, 2023
Canadian Honey Council – Statement on Importation of bees – tropilaelapes – Feb 2023
Honey Council Classified Ads
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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.
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