Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. How do I get started if I want to produce honey?

  2. Where can I purchase bees for honey production?

  3. What are the grades for honey?

  4. What are the labeling requirements for honey?

  5. What products other than honey can be produced?

  6. How nutritious is honey?

  7. Is there a standard reference guide for beekeeping and producing honey products in Ontario?

  8. What do I need to know about food safety?

  9. What should I do if I get stung by a bee?

  10. Are there programs offered in Ontario for the production of honey?

  11. Where can I sell my honey products?

Facts and figures about beekeeping and honey production are readily available to anyone interested in this popular and fascinating industry. Answers to frequently asked questions can be found throughout this website and also by visiting the following links.

How do I get started if I want to produce honey?

Starting a Food Processing Business

Where can I purchase bees for honey production?

Ontario Beekeeping Suppliers

What are the grades for honey?

Ontario Regulation 119/11 Produce, Honey and Maple Products

Canada Agricultural Products Act - Honey Regulations

What are the labeling requirements for honey?

Ontario Regulation 119/11 Produce, Honey and Maple Products

What products other than honey can be produced?

Honey Plus

Value Added Products from Beekeeping - Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations of Rome

Is there a standard reference guide for beekeeping and producing honey products in Ontario?

The Ontario Beekeeping Manual
Prepared by the Ontario Beekeepers Association's Technology Transfer Program and updated annually. Available Through the Ontario Beekeepers Association at:
info@ontariobee.com

What do I need to know about food safety?

Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Honey

What do I do if I get stunk by a bee?

Severe Allergic Reactions

Are there programs offered in Ontario for the production of honey?

Programs and Services for Ontario Farmers

Where can I sell my honey products?

Selling at Farmers Markets


For more information:
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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 19 February 2010
Last Reviewed: 18 February 2014