Urban hobbyists send apiarist numbers up

The cost of honey may be sparking interest

The number of beekeepers in Canada has increased 18 percent since 2010.

The country now has 8,777 apiarists compared to 7,403 in 2010, according to a Statistics Canada report on honey production, released Dec. 9.

The increase may be good news for bees, but national honey production isn’t on the rise. Canada produced 81.6 million pounds of honey in 2014, compared to 81.7 million lb. in 2010.

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