Our Commitment to Quality

It all begins with the bees

But our beekeepers play an even bigger part—they’re passionate about what they do and very proud of the 100% Canadian honey they produce. Their dedication, committment to quality and attention to detail are especially high because they own the company that distributes their product. We are a proud Canadian company that sources all of its honey from owner producers, so you can trust that the quality of the product is pure and 100% traceable from hive to home. 

Once the honey makes its way to our packing facilities, we put it through a series of laboratory tests to ensure safety, purity and quality. The containers are tested again before and after filling. We’ve been packing honey for more than 60 years and we are proud of our commitment to quality and going above and beyond the requirements of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

 

 

SQF certification and HAACP hazard control

SQF looks into product identification, traceability, staff training, customer complaint records, product sampling, inspection and analysis. The first honey packer in Canada to receive SQF Level 2 certification, Bee Maid is reviewed annually by SQF, which looks into product identification and traceability, staff training and customer complaint records, and does product sampling, inspection and analysis.

HACCP stands for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points. As a participating member of the CFIA’s HACCP Program, all Bee Maid plants are equipped to identify and implement measures to prevent, reduce or eliminate hazards during the honey production process.

 

True Source® means honey you can trust

True Source® is a honey industry certification program that conducts regular audits through an independent third-party provider to validate that the honey being tested has been ethically sourced in a transparent and traceable manner.  

The True Source® Certification program was born to address a problem of mislabelled and illegally sourced Chinese honey that had made its way to retailers across the United States. Bee Maid Honey is the first Canadian packer to obtain True Source Certified® status.

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Benefits of True Source® honey certification

Consumers are assured that the honey is pure and ethically sourced in a transparent, traceable and legal way.

The Canadian beekeeping industry is able to remain viable and not be threatened by illegitimately sourced honey.

All Bee Maid Honey—whether in a tote for food manufacturing, in BeeMaid branded bottles, or packaged for one of our private label partners—is True Source Certified®.