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.  NFT Examples_CHC (1)

 CANADIAN_NFT_6p1_6p3_6p5

 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 2019 AAFC

Sales of honey

$173.0 million

2019

-13.8%

(annual change)

Source(s): Table 32-10-0353-01.

Honey production in Canada fell 15.4% from a year earlier to 80.4 million pounds in 2019 in the wake of a cold, wet spring and summer on the Prairies. This was its lowest level in seven years.

In Alberta, the largest honey-producing province, production fell 35.0% to 25.1 million pounds, the lowest level in the province since 2000. Production was also down in Manitoba (-1.9%) and Saskatchewan (-1.4%). Since 2000, about four-fifths of the annual honey production in Canada has come from these three Prairie provinces.

Nationally, the total value of honey sold was down 13.8% year over year to $173.0 million in 2019, its lowest level in three years due to lower yields.

The number of beekeepers in Canada fell by 317 from a year earlier to 10,344 in 2019. Over half of the beekeepers in Canada were located in British Columbia (2,763) and Ontario (2,506).

Bees in British Columbia and Ontario are valued more for their pollination of fruits and vegetables than for their honey production. In fact, the 5,269 beekeepers in these two provinces combined produced less than half the amount of honey produced by the 1,474 beekeepers in Alberta in 2019.

The number of bee colonies in Canada was down 2.1% from a year earlier to 773,182 in 2019.”

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/191211/dq191211f-eng.htm

 

 

Honey Product Trends in Canada (AAFC – 2016)


Stats Canada 2016 honey production numbers 

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 2017 CAPA statement on Honey Bee Colony Losses in Canada

2017 CAPA Statement on Colony Losses-r

2017 ACPA Rapport sur les mortalités hivernales

2017-2018 CAPA Statement on Colony Losses Final July 19