|Statistics Canada released their honey statistics report for 2015, which reveals a drop in Ontario honey production, number of beekeepers and bee colonies. This is very disappointing, especially compared to the gains made elsewhere in Canada.
“According to the report:
Variations can, and do, occur year over year within and between provinces. Although we are looking closely at these figures, we are not making any assumptions at this point about either their validity or significance. Ontario’s beekeeping industry is unusual in that we have many beekeepers – over 30% of Canada’s total – but 80% of the colonies are managed by only 20% of beekeepers.”
Information provided by the Ontario Beekeepers Association: www.ontariobee.com.