WIDELY SOURCED HONEY:
Our Hives are placed in widely spread locations on and near our bee farm where the bees collect pollen from a wide range of nearby wildflowers. This strategic placement allows for the bees to find the best of the best nectar, and create only the best Honey in Ontario, for you. Our practices help protect biodiversity and the Canada's bee population.
NO CHEMICALS, EVER:
Our Honey is 100% Natural and Organic. We use natural beekeeping methods in order to protect the raw state of the Honey which you will receive. Natural wood smoke, rather than chamical smoke, is used to direct the bees out of the hives. We do not spray for mites, instead, we carefully and thoroughly clean the hives. Whenever the hives are ‘smoked out’, all present mites drop down onto a sticky surface. By supporting us, you will be investing in a clean and safe method of beekeeping.
NO HEAT TREATMENT
Our Honey is never subjected to any heat treatment of any kind. In some cases, organic honey which is deemed to be “unpasteurized” still receives some degree of heat treatment. NOT with us. For example: conventionally, a heated knife is used to cut the honey comb off the frame. Instead, we use a clean, sharp knife that is not heated. Also, it is common practice to apply low heat at the final stages of the honey extraction, to remove any impurities. To the contrary, we allow impurities to rise to the surface naturally, which is a traditional, low-tech way to filter the Honey.
MINIMAL PROCESSING, MAXIMUM CARE FOR THE BEES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
To preserve the integrity of your Honey, we choose not to apply any unnatural forces of speed in the Honey extraction process. To extract the Honey from the comb, frames are inserted into a hand-driven centrifugal extractor. Also, our beekeeping practices respect and consider the health and well-being of the bees and the environment around us. 1. Our bees are never fed sugar-water. 2. A sufficient supply of honey is left in the comb for bee health and survival :)