Canadian Honey Council The Canadian Honey Council is

Canadian Honey Council The Canadian Honey Council is

Canadian Honey Council The Canadian Honey Council is the national organization of the Canadian beekeeping industry representing over 9500 beekeepers across the country Board of Directors & Staff members are the provincial industry organizations each member organization sends one delegate British Columbia - 1 Alberta -2 Saskatchewan -1 Manitoba -1 Ontario -1 Quebec -1 Maritimes -1 Bee Maid (Co-op) - 1 Executive Director Rod Scarlett Canadian Honeybee Industry 750,155 colonies (2016) 9,859 registered beekeepers (2016) (up 1200 over 2015) 92 million pounds honey produced (2016) Estimates 2012 2013

2014 2015 2016 footnotes Beekeeper s3 8,312 8,489 8,898 8,615r 9,859 Colonies 3 690,037 667,397 696,252 726,008r 750,155 Production of honey, total (pounds x 1,000) 4 90,759 76,468

85,644r 92,011r 92,184 Value of honey, total (dollars x 1,000) 5 176,206 181,283 209,241 210,483r 157,805 Where are all those bees? British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Quebec New Brunswick Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island 39,885 305,000 112,000 102,030 97,342 57,000 7,000 24,978 4,920 Pollination Yes Migratory Yes Like the U.S.A.? No Blueberry Pollination Maritimes, QC, BC 100,000 hives Also some cranberry and many others on smaller scale Canola pollination for seed primarily Alberta 80,000 hives Challenges varroa/nosema nutrition/habitat weather pesticide exposure labor honey markets replacement stock January February March

April May June July August September Total Sep $/lb. Value C$ Quantit Value y KG C$ Quantit Value y KG C$ Quantit Value y KG C$ Quantit Value y KG C$ Quantit Value y KG C$ Quantit Value y KG C$

Quantit Value y KG C$ Quantit Value y KG C$ Quantit Value C$ y KG TOTAL 3,460,6 597,84 2,503,9 377,06 2,882,9 509,50 4,438,7 840,36 4,065,5 589,15 3,257,5 642,67 3,080,9 521,77 2,797,7 442,73 2,851,7 447,79 86 4 32 3 65 8 38 2 94 3 05 3 13 5 10 8 63 8 Brazil YTD $/lb. Quantit y KG

4,968,91 4 $ 2.89 $ 2.68 1,188,4 236,57 438,77 326,85 1,710,0 367,81 976,48 199,68 782,79 165,57 1,299,4 264,55 1,112,7 220,30 915,46 185,15 89 3 8 91,004 1 65,603 58 1 2 3 2 9 87 0 88 0 5 3 1,796,25 8,751,190 6 $ 2.25 $ 2.21 United States 294,27 491,45 342,92 457,80 360,14 337,40 402,36 329,30 241,57

8 44,348 3 67,424 7 53,580 2 85,795 4 49,706 0 54,445 0 58,323 6 44,725 9 35,892 3,257,249 494,238 $ 3.06 $ 3.00 Spain 168,72 9 33,600 5 1,784,361 329,800 $ 15.73 $ 2.46 Australia 289,01 389,22 181,29 390,87 487,02 286,16 308,11 278,69 260,09 6 32,298 6 47,469 2 18,506 4 50,895 7 47,692 2 33,084

6 32,832 0 27,693 6 24,898 2,870,499 315,367 $ 4.75 $ 4.14 163 3 2 0 0 328,61 120,60 0 8 1 51,018 20,100 89,163 40,200 44,025 20,100 44,629 20,100 87,025 40,202 173 Myanmar 59,078 20,100 0 703,559 281,403 $ 1.14 India 233,20 140,45 147,18 124,72 143,08

72,311 18,745 90,265 17,335 8 54,261 8 35,064 3 38,241 9 27,008 93,395 20,029 79,143 18,952 0 29,992 1,123,772 259,627 $ 2.17 $ 1.97 Thailand 350,65 204,49 183,90 1 93,960 69,596 19,720 5 58,000 5 59,160 China New Zealand Ukraine 0 437,48 519,71 420,81 237,28 20 5 89,433 0 74,517 2 84,766 6 47,457 0 0 0

0 0 808,648 230,840 $ 1.59 462,33 168,23 113,29 3,104 2 8 7 42,075 84 7 20 2 585,694 213,593 $ 4.55 $ 1.25 511,29 488,03 493,58 459,04 916,26 401,72 475,80 691,55 663,97 2 17,338 1 10,862 0 11,435 4 51,657 4 24,198 1 24,642 5 11,621

7 26,977 0 29,114 5,101,264 207,844 0 0 0 73 13 837 0 57,828 18,550 41,594 152 68 2 Greece 1,750 Viet Nam 49,310 19,200 64,275 10,160 1 0 24,211 0 0 94,209 28,516 0

0 81,222 20,330 Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 0 8,983 0 1 0 0 7,704 57,345 18,295 87,005 38,280 82,232 27,211 47,831 20,300 55,732 17,400 88,603 38,280 267,63 177,63 2 54,050 1 45,768 Argentina 0 3 29,339,806 348 1,935

237,92 515 8 14,411 49,856 4,356 56,810 0 8,239 23,046 5,481 1,788 4,355 53,036 0 45,535 19,310 0 240 1,328 193,52 181 9 24,874 8,516 37,912 19,175 65,610 23,530 0 3 237,55 181,45 189,92 117,45 1 22,491 6 13,200 46,528 10,883 7 20,118 5 11,720 415

0 40,666 16,706 62 836 93 $ 10.37 $ 11.16 518,170 186,020 $ 1.05 $ 1.27 933,377 145,868 $ 3.54 $ 2.91 374,211 97,531 $ 1.27 $ 1.74 261,635 84,862 $ 1.11 $ 1.40 774,168 78,567 $ 4.09 $ 4.48 Where we focus National Bee Health Roundtable -similar to HBHC -varroa controls -BMPS, research compendium, publication of guide for development of bee habitat, influence policy -social license/public trust

-participation from HBHC Where we focus Participate in the HBHC much overlap with CDN BHRT opportunities for collaboration Participate in the Corn Dust Research Consortium Where we focus Food Safety biosecurity, on farm food safety manuals GMO as a trade barrier labeling (nutrition facts and front of label) imports and adulteration/transhipment participated at meeting in Salt Lake with ABF and AHPA re: honey fraud Where we focus Antimicrobials and bee feed regulations harmonization between FDA, USDA, CFIA, HC important to maintain access for producers when very few vets have knowledge (8 in all of Canada) Labor heavily dependent on temporary foreign workers under scrutiny over the past few years starting to see some regulatory change with new government which should help Apimondia 2019 Preparations for the Apimondia Congress in 2019 with Montreal as the host city and involvement in the 2017 Apimondia in Istanbul, Turkey Thank You!

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