Estimated Production and Value of Honey in Alberta (2013-2017, 2017r and 2018p)

  Average (2013-2017) 2017r 2018p
Beekeepers - No. 1,165 1,402 1,540
Colonies - No. 296,776 317,000 312,200
Average Yield Per Colony * lbs 127 128 120
  kg 58 58 54
Total Production lbs 37,781,400 40,576,000 37,464,000
  metric tonnes 17,138 18,405 16,994
Value of Honey ($) 74,199,000 71,359,000 64,055,000

Estimated Production and Value of Honey in Canada** (2013-2017, 2017r and 2018p)

  Average (2013-2017) 2017r 2018p
Beekeepers - No. 9,324 10,589 10,629
Colonies - No. 729,602 790,668 796,764
Average Yield Per Colony * lbs 122 121 117
  kg 55 55 53
Total Production lbs 88,942,600 96,012,000 93,217,000
  metric tonnes 40,344 43,551 42,283
Value of Honey ($)*** 192,074,200 190,104,000 196,566,000
* - Yield rounded to nearest whole number.
** - Does not include Newfoundland and Labrador.
*** - The estimated Canadian value excludes inventory sales except for in Quebec.
r - Revised
p - Preliminary
n/a - Not available

Source: Statistics Canada