‚ÄčCANADIAN HONEY INDUSTRY STATISTICS:

2016

  • The total value of honey produced in Canada fell from $210.5 million in 2015 to $157.8 million in 2016, a decrease of 25.0%.
  • The decline in value was attributable to the lower prices received at farmgate. Alberta, the largest honey producing province, saw honey value decline 32.8%. In Manitoba, the value was down 35.2%.
  • Production reached 92.2 million pounds in 2016, compared with 92.0 million pounds in 2015. The number of colonies increased 3.3% from 2015 to 750,155. On average, each colony had a yield of 123 pounds of honey, 4 pounds less than in 2015.
  • There were 9,859 beekeepers in 2016, 1,244 more than in 2015.
2015 
  • Ontario's honey production is down from 2014 by 11.1% compared to an overall increase of 11.4% for Canada.
  • This decrease roughly corresponds to a decrease in colony numbers of 10.3% in Ontario.
  • Canada-wide figures show an overall increase in colonies of 3.6% Average per colony
  • Production remains flat in Ontario at 93 pounds, down slightly from 93.8 in 2014
  • Average production per colony, Canada-wide, increased from 122.8 in 2014 to 132 in 2015, an increase of 7.5%
  • The number of beekeepers in Ontario is down 21.5%, from 3,262 in 2014 to 2,562 in 2015