Industry Regulations

For the latest updates on regulations that impact the Alberta honey industry, please see below:

Farm Safety

Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) technical rules specific to the farm and ranch sector came into effect on December 1, 2018. ABC is committed to supporting the Alberta honey industry and ABC team member Jordan Willi is on-hand to provide support and conduct farm safety inspections and consultations as required. We have also developed a series of OH&S templates and tools designed to support safe farm operations for Alberta honey producers.

Click here to access the templates and other relevant OH&S resources and information, or contact Jordan Willi on 780.489.6949 or for support.

Food Safety

ABC, BeeMaid, and the Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission (SBDC) have pooled resources to acquire the Safe Honey Production Practices (SHPP) 2019 program templates to support the transition from the old Canadian Food Inspection Agency food safety requirements for honey, to the new CFIA requirements in the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR). The SHPP 2019 has been reviewed and approved by CFIA and contains all the seven elements of the SFCR.

To learn more about SHPP 2019 , request a copy of the templates, or find out about training for SHPP 2019, please click here.


The AgriHR Toolkit, developed by Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) through extensive consultations with producers across Canada, offers assistance every step of the way with guides, templates, resources, and the critical questions that you need to ask and answer about your business.

To learn more about the AgriHR Toolkit, please click here.