Honey Showcase Project

Want to get involved in the Honey Showcase Project?

Calling all Ontario Beekeepers! Have you ever dreamt of having your honey displayed for all to see at one of the largest Agricultural Events in Canada? Join the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (OBA) in promoting and educating the public on the uniqueness and diversity of Ontario Honey at the upcoming 101st Royal Winter Fair in Toronto Ontario from November 3-12, 2023.

Through the creation and installation of a large wooden Honey Showcase displayed within the OBA Booth at the upcoming 2023 Royal Winter Fair, the aim of this project will be to; 

  • Provide a physical example of the spectrum of colours, flavours and textures of honey across Ontario 
  • Promote Ontario Honey as a desirable consumer product
  • Help connect beekeepers with potential customers
  • Create beekeeper to beekeeper collaboration
How it works 
  • Visit one of the retailers below to collect an empty honey jar specifically chosen for the physical showcase
  • Fill said empty honey jar with your harvested honey. Try to leave as little head space as possible when filling it (note: it does not have to be from this year’s harvest, the more unique the colour, the better)
  • Fill out the beekeeper profile (submision button below)
  • Return your filled jar of honey to your retailer location 
  • Beginning of October retailers will send all collected honey jars to the OBA office 
  • Jars will be on display at the OBA booth at this year’s Royal Winter Fair from November 3-12. All beekeepers who successfully fill out the online registration will have their information displayed on an adjacent monitor (via rotating slideshow) so that the public can meet the beekeepers behind the honey

Jar Pick-up/Submission

To pick up an empty jar to fill or return your filled jars to the OBA, you can reach out to a participating retailer:

Find the nearest participating retailer

** Jars have been provided by Dominion and Grimm. We very much appreciate all the support and dedication that D&G provides to the industry and the help to showcase all your hard work producing an amazing product. Their sponsorship has made our vision a reality **


  • Online registration is optional. You do not need to enter your information if you do not wish to.
  • Physical labels may be included with the jar but ON THE LID or BOTTOM ONLY (keep sidewalls clear).
  • Flavour profiles of your submitted honey is optional. It is encouraged to include one but not mandatory.
  • A guide for describing your honey to help create your flavour profile can be Found Here (and at the bottom of the page) 
"Meet The Keeper" Campaign
While filling out the online registration you will come upon a question asking if you wish to participate in the Meet the Keeper Campaign.
  • Video recorded interviews highlighting Ontario Beekeepers
  • Featuring 5 beekeepers from different regions of the province (Eastern, Central, Northern, Western and Southern)
  • Participants are selected via lottery draw
  • Selected participants will then receive interview questions and video parameters sent from the OBA
  • Edited videos (by the OBA) will then be shared on the OBA media channels. Facebook, Instagram, Youtube etc.
  • Interviews would be shared on Mondays under the title "Meet the Keeper Monday"