Our hives and bees are not treated chemically and we do not commercially farm our bees. Our honey is raw and natural, we trust our bees to create the most amazing tasting honey and in return we provide a safe, natural environment for them to flourish and forage as we ensure their well-being.
We only harvest honey from the beehives when there is enough to share, staying focused on the honeybees health and needs first. Ever conscious of how long and cold our Canadian winters can be, we always think ahead to make sure that our bees will over-winter with the most success, providing the best conditions and ample amounts of food. In honouring this practice we can feel comfortable when Spring returns that our hives will be bustling with vitality.
Our bees forage on the local wildflower varieties in our area as the seasons change in addition to clover, certain flowers in our gardens and beautiful robust sunflowers. Dandelions are the first-right-to-Spring “flower” in our area and provide the first real food our bees encounter after their long Winter. Goldenrod, which has about 100 to 120 species of flowering plants in the Aster family, is found in many open-areas and begins to bloom at the end of Summer and into early Fall signifying another honey-making season is coming to an end.
We have several vintages of honey based upon flowers that bloom throughout Spring to Fall that are harvested when conditions are right to do so; therefore some vintages may not always be available.
Spring Harvest Honey
Our most unpredictable harvest due to our varying temperatures, rainfall, and actually the time of year we begin to experience “spring-like” conditions. These variables will affect where the honeybees will begin to forage. Typically this honey is light, floral in taste and perfect for teas, drizzling over foods and adding to your favourite smoothie.
Summer Wildflower Honey
Fully influenced by our intense, hot summer days, the wildflowers and clover bask in the heat of our long summer days with gentle breezes providing the honeybees with optimal foraging conditions. A stronger, more apparent taste can be noted with a lingering flavour on the tongue. Perfect to add to marinades, ice cream and your baking.
Canadian Frosted Creamed Honey
As our honey season begins to come to an end and our cooler Fall months approach we sometimes experience evening temperatures that welcome nights of frost and cold morning dew. Our creamed honey is a tribute to our diverse climate here in Canada and consists of Goldenrod which helps to make a beautiful rich honey. Perfect for a natural glaze topping on your baking, a warmed spread across your favourite morning baked goods, blended into recipes of your choice, this creamy delectable honey is simply comfort food at its best! Occasionally, we release small-batched handmade limited edition creamed honey flavours in Cinnamon & Maple from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Golden Honey Flavoured Blends
We offer some lovely golden honey infused blends such as Lavender, Chamomile, Ginger & Spicy. They are very popular & sell fast!