Bees and Honey

For a few years we ran our own apiary but we quickly discovered that the bees needed the most attention just when all our time was taken up with other duties. Trying to maintain ten hives in prime condition was just too much. The hobby is on the back burner for now but you can still buy honey from us, provided by other local producers.

Did you know that locally grown  honey is best for you, because it’s produced by bees from the plants growing in the area in which you live and therefore contain the immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment.

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Ontario Honey


Ontario Beekeepers’ Association

Talking to your bees in the early morning, as Stephen is doing here, is no doubt good for both him and the bees.

You need all this equipment and more if you want to collect honey.

The fascinating process of making honey begins when the bees feast on flowers, collecting the flower nectar in their mouths. This nectar then mixes with special enzymes in the bees’ saliva, an alchemical process that turns it into honey. The bees carry the honey back to the hive where they deposit it into the cells of the hive’s walls. The fluttering of their wings provides the necessary ventilation to reduce the moisture content making it ready for consumption.

The last step in the honey making business, it is time consuming –  as Andrew will tell you – but at least you can sit down while doing it.

1-IMG_0414Here you have the finished product – ready for sale.

4-IMG_0185At the end of the season you have to make sure the bee hives are wrapped up well for the winter.

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