Discover the natural goodness of our honey, bee pollen, and beeswax products. Our honey is harvested during peak nectar flow using careful assessment of our apiary's needs.
Bee pollen is a complete protein that boosts the immune system, increases energy levels, and reduces inflammation.
Beeswax is versatile, eco-friendly, and can be used for food wraps, candles, furniture polish, beauty products, and more. Experience the natural benefits of our bee products today.
We take pride in our honey harvest, which occurs each year during the peak nectar flow period, typically between late July and the end of August. Our approach involves careful assessment of the needs of our apiary, as we strive to ensure each colony is equipped to survive the winter. We extract excess honey using langstroth beehives, which allows us to remove stored, cured nectar without disrupting the hive's overall health.
Our extraction process involves the use of honey extractors, which are available in a range of sizes, but all operate using the same basic principles. We expose the capped honey and then use centrifugal force to remove the liquid honey from the honeycomb within a vertical or horizontal drum. Following extraction, we filter the raw liquid honey and package it for consumption. Additionally, we offer comb honey, which is a frame without a foundation or a thin wax foundation that is ready for consumption without extraction.
The quality and characteristics of honey vary depending on the region and available forage. Honey can be classified into three basic categories: Single Origin, Multi-Flower, and Local, with three available forms: Liquid, Creamed/Whipped, and Honey Comb. The most common sources of multi-floral honey in our region include alfalfa, clover, dandelion, fireweed, and wildflower. Other regions may produce honey from sources such as canola, buckwheat, manuka, eucalyptus, and sourwood. Our varietal blend predominantly features the flora of our region, but we are also proud to offer Single Origin honey from our hives.
Bee pollen is a superfood that is collected by honeybees while foraging from flower to flower. The process of pollen collection begins when a honeybee lands on a flower. As they fly through the air, their bodies become positively charged with static electricity, and the pollen particles stick to the static charged hairs covering their body. The bees then use their corbiculae or "pollen baskets" on their hind legs to transport the flower pollen, which is rich in protein, back to the hive.
During peak pollen harvest times of the year, beekeepers use pollen traps that encourage bees to pass through the trap brushing off some of the collected pollen into a tray for the beekeeper to harvest. Harvesting bee pollen for consumption is a balance between ensuring the hive has enough to sustain itself and collecting the excess, much like harvesting honey. The beekeeper then dries and cleans the pollen collected for consumption.
Bee pollen is a complete protein that contains all of the essential amino acids that the human body needs to function optimally. It is also rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants, making it a great dietary supplement for anyone looking to improve their overall health and well-being.
In addition to its nutritional value, bee pollen is also considered an immune system builder that can enhance vitality. It has been shown to boost the immune system, increase energy levels, and reduce inflammation in the body. Bee pollen is also a great brain booster, lifting brain fatigue, improving alertness, and helping concentration levels over an extended period of time.
Overall, bee pollen is a nutrient-dense superfood that can provide a wide range of health benefits for those who consume it regularly.
Beeswax is a truly versatile natural substance that has been used by humans for thousands of years. It has a wide range of applications and practical uses, making it a valuable resource for many different industries and individuals.
One popular use for beeswax is in the creation of natural and eco-friendly food wraps. These wraps can be used as an alternative to plastic wrap, and are made by coating a piece of cloth or paper with a mixture of beeswax, oil, and resin. The result is a reusable and biodegradable food wrap that can be washed and reused for many months.
Candles are another popular use for beeswax. Beeswax candles burn longer and cleaner than many other types of candles, and they emit a subtle honey scent when lit. They also produce negative ions when burned, which can help to purify the air in a room.
Beeswax is also used in the creation of furniture polish, which can help to restore and protect wooden furniture. The wax provides a natural and protective coating, and can also help to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.
Many people use beeswax to create their own natural beauty products, such as lip balm, lotion bars, and body butter. These products can be made with a combination of beeswax, oil, and essential oils, and are free from the harsh chemicals and additives found in many commercial beauty products.
Other practical uses for beeswax include as a wood lubricant, a rust preventative for tools, a natural deodorant, and a soothing balm for cracked heels and hands. Its waterproofing properties also make it a popular choice for conditioning leather footwear and protecting wooden cutting boards.
Beeswax is a truly remarkable substance that has a wide range of practical uses and applications. Its natural and eco-friendly properties make it an attractive alternative to many synthetic materials, and its versatility ensures that it will continue to be a valuable resource for many different industries and individuals.
Honey has a natural tendancy to gradually crystalize over time, depending on the sugar content of the nectar foraged. Some nectars will cause honey to crystalize quicker than others, along with a variety of other contributing factors.
To preserve the natural goodness in raw honey, you can place your jar in a pot of water on slow and low heat (just before a boil) and patiently wait for it to return to liquid. If you have a plastic bucket of honey, you should be able to also place in enough water that the two bottoms do not touch, and follow the same steps.
Not yet. We are working towards offering both creamed honey, and a limited supply of comb honey after the 2022 harvest.
Currently our honey is mostly a Alfalfa, Clover, and Wildflower blend.
We just started developing custom, native, non-invasive, wildflower, pollinator friendly habitat at our bee yards, to offer a unique flavour profile for our region. We're very excited to be increasing pollinator habitat, focusing on high value forage and nutrition for our bees and native pollinators, and creating a designer honey flavor profile.
Yes. We harvest our honey late summer each year from our bee yards between Revelstoke and Armstrong BC, Canada.
We are in the process of offering shipping within BC.
Unfortunately it will be a while yet, before we ship our honey out of Province and country. Once shipping is offered all other products will be available inter-provincially and out of country.