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Canada has the benefit of a very long day length in summer, and the associated rapid growth of plants and of honeybee colonies. In the west, seed legumes are extensively grown, and honey yields per hive are highest in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Canada has an extensive cold region where bees cannot live, and the average hive density for the whole country is only of 0.07 hives per km 2.

Number of hives of bees[]

Canada had 692 000 bee hives in 1984 [1], produced 43 000 tonnes of honey and exported 19 000 tonnes.

Honey yield per hive[]

Canada had the highest average honey yield per hive of any country in the world: 63 kg in 1984.


  1. Eva Crane, Bees and Beekeeping, 1990

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