Frequent question: How much is the honey industry worth in Canada?

How much is honey worth in Canada?

Producers in Alberta received an average of $2.13 per pound for their honey, up from $1.85 per pound a year earlier. With less honey on the market, the value of Alberta honey rose 9.5% to $63.7 million.

What were the sales of honey in Canada in 2019?

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.

How much is a pound of honey worth?

How much does pure honey cost? Honey prices remain stable $5.00 to $6.00 per pound wholesale and $8.00 to $10.00 per pound retail.

Where is Walmart honey?

At Walmart, check the aisle where they have condiments, spices, and sauce. While at grocery stores like Safeway, honey can be found close to bread, peanut butter, and jelly. You won’t find it in the baking section.

How many beekeepers are in Canada?

There are approximately 10,000 beekeepers in Canada operating a total of 773,000 colonies of honeybees.

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How much honey does Canada import?

Canada imported $45 million worth of honey by value in 2019, up 23% from 2018. Honey from New Zealand topped the list of imported honey by value with a total import value of $17.5 million.

How much honey is made in Canada?

Canada produces 75 million pounds of honey annually. Approximately one third of the crop is from AB, one third from SK and MB, one third from rest of country. Half of all honey produced is exported, 80-90% is exported to the USA. Prairie Provinces have four months of honey production (May-August).

What’s wrong with the honey industry?

As a result of disease, pesticides, and climate changes, the honeybee population has been nearly decimated, but since the demand for the bees’ honey and other products remains high, these tiny animals are raised by industries, much like chickens, pigs, and cows are.

How much money does honey make yearly?

So total “Honey In” during 2019 came to 156.9 million + 29.3 million + 7.4 million + 416.3 million pounds for a total of 609.9 million pounds of Honey In in 2019 (about 15 million pounds more this year than last).