Some 80 percent of colonies are owned by professional beekeepers...
Statistics and Trends
TThe key honey producing provinces are Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, with a total of 475,000 colonies...
A number of associations work across Canada, including the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association, Canadian Honey Council...
Courses, Certificates, and Programs
Different organizations and universities in Canada offer beekeeping academic programs and courses...
Harvest and Factors That Affect Produce
Canadian Honey Council
was founded back in 1940 to help beekeepers across Canada negotiate fair marketing, grading, and labeling practices. Today, the council serves as a forum and meeting point for different industry players, including government officials, provincial associations and organizations, professionals, packers, producers, and others. The council offers information and educational resources such as the Beekeeper’s Handbook and a national magazine. The magazine features updates, regional reports, professional advice, how to videos, and a lot more.
Ontario Beekeeper’s Association
was found back in 1881 and is currently headquartered in Milton, Ontario. Its initiatives, programs, and activities are based on key pillars such as environmental responsibility, science-based research, collaboration, responsiveness, and others. The association engages in advocacy and outreach and offers pollination services. The association maintains strategic partnerships with different non-government organizations, agencies and institutions, including the Pest Management Regulatory Agency, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Canadian Honey Council, University of Guelph, and others. The association also works to eradicate diseases, combat pests, facilitate pollination, and protect honeybees in Canada. https://www.ontariobee.com/
there are some 280,000 colonies in Alberta, 100,000 colonies in Saskatchewan, 97,500 in Ontario, and 73,800 in Manitoba. Ontario and British Columbia have the highest number of beekeepers, 3,150 and 2,323 respectively while New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island have the lowest.