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Production and value of honey, 2017

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Released: 2017-12-13

Sales of honey

$188.0 million


11.1% increase

(annual change)

The total value of honey produced in Canada increased from $169.3 million in 2016 to $188.0 million in 2017, up 11.1% mainly due to higher prices. Production decreased 2.6% over the same period.

The Prairie provinces produced 79.1 million pounds of honey in 2017, compared with 78.2 million pounds a year earlier.

Weather conditions played a role in the honey crop for 2017 for some of the Eastern provinces. At 4.5 million pounds, honey production in Ontario was down by 49.7% compared with 2016 because of the wet summer. In the Maritimes, the dry summer conditions resulted in a 5.1% decrease in honey production in 2017.

There were 10,544 beekeepers in 2017, up from 10,027 in 2016.

Chart 1  Chart 1: Value of honey
Value of honey

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