Canada is the world’s 6th largest producer of honey and Canadian honeybee colonies produce up to 80 million pounds of honey every year worth over $173 million. There are 10,344 beekeepers in Canada (up from 8,615 in 2015) that oversee over 750,000 colonies. The prairie provinces lead the way as the top honey producers accounting for 80% of the country’s production even though they have the shortest season, May through August.
Here are our picks for the top Canadian honey brands:
Known for their cold extraction method that allows the honey to keep all the good stuff like vitamins and antioxidants, BCB Honey Farm has a rather extensive honey operation on Canada’s west coast. The team has dedicated their operations to one common goal, help revive the bee population in British Columbia. At peak times, this farm can house up to 60 million bees. Talk about creating some buzz!
- Where: 4121 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC and 1610 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
- Available at: website, drive-thru store in Surrey