Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists

CAPA members study, educate and administrate in the fields of apiculture and pollination.

National Bee Diagnostic Centre

The NBDC - TAC is first comprehensive laboratory in Canada to provide a full array of diagnostic services for bee pathogens.

They will send you sample kits to test your beehive for pathogens.

Canadian Honey Council

The Canadian Honey Council (CHC) is the national organization of the beekeeping industry.  It is a not for profit organization, established in 1940 and incorporated in 1950.

CHC Office
Executive Director
Rod Scarlett
#218, 51519 R.R.220
Sherwood Park, AB T8E 1H1
ph 877-356-8935
[email protected]

Urban Bee Network

Help for Beekeepers, Help for Educators, Helping our Pollinators and Helping Others. Provides links for Urban Issues of:
Swarms, Bylaws, Permits, Plants for bees, Protecting pollinators

They make it easy to find:
Local associations, suppliers, training and information about bees and honey

[email protected] ca


FUN FACT: The B.C. Government offers Introductory beekeeping and Bee Master courses to the public, all on a first come first served basis: Bee Courses

FUN FACT: Alberta is the largest honey producing province, producing about 40 per cent of Canadian honey. Average honey production in Alberta is 141 pounds per hive annually, twice the world average.

FUN FACT: Saskatchewans' climate and agricultural conditions coupled with beekeepers management skills combine to produce the largest per capita honey production in Canada and perhaps one of the highest in the world.

FUN FACT: Manitoba get cold spells in the middle of winter that last for 2-3 weeks without a break, -35C (-31F). However if the bees are healthy and have adequate food available they can even withstand conditions and thrive in the Province.

FUN FACT: The Canadian Agricultural Museum in Ottawa has a live hive that guests can see.

FUN FACT: Miel Montreal is a non-profit Solidarity Cooperative which works for the welfare of the honey bee, native bees and promotes the urban ecosystem that is Montreal.

FUN FACT: Newfoundland and Labrador started a Provincial Beekeeping Club in January of 2015, after an inaugural meeting in November of a number of interested beekeepers, and "wannabees".

FUN FACT: 2013 PEI started a Queen Replacement Project to improve genetic resistance of PEI honey bees.

FUN FACT: There are around 230 active beekeepers in Nova Scotia accounting for approximately 19,300 hives.

FUN FACT: There are approximately 7,000 honey bee colonies registered in New Brunswick amongst 200 beekeepers. Most colonies are used for pollination and other colonies are used for honey production.

FUN FACT: We know of no beekeeping groups in the North, but there are many varieties of Bumble Bee that make the cold their home, including the tri-coloured bumble (Bombus ternarius)