Our honey is derived from nectar that is collected by our honey bees from flowering plants. Each flowering plant or tree provides a unique nectar and flavour. The bees add enzymes and remove moisture to preserve the nectar as honey within the hive. Honey has a moisture level of approximately 17% and does not spoil. The flavour, colour and the fragrance of honey depends upon the source of nectar. Clover produces honey with the lightest colour and mildest flavour. Buckwheat honey is the darkest in colour and strongest tasting. When raw honey is extracted from the hive it is passed through a sieve to filter out any fine unwanted particles such as bee parts, pollen, wax, and other impurities from the extraction process. This is raw honey; nothing has been added to it or removed from it. This can also be called unpasteurized honey.
Our creamed honey is 100% pure honey that has been processed to control crystallization. Creamed honey contains a large number of small crystals which prevent the formation of larger crystals that can occur in unprocessed honey. To produce creamed, honey a small amount of already creamed honey called seed honey is mixed with liquid honey. The resulting creamed honey is stored in a cool environment to maintain crystallization. This processing produces a honey with a smooth spreadable consistency. Unflavoured creamed honey does not contain anything other than 100% honey. Creamed honey does not contain dairy.
Our comb honey is the “natural” form of honey. It is still contained within its original hexagonal-shaped beeswax cells, called honeycomb. The pearl-white wax cappings seal in the original fragrance and flavour of the honey. It is eaten as produced by honey bees. Comb honey has received no processing, filtering or manipulation. Before the invention of the honey extractor almost all honey produced was in the form of comb honey.
Pollen grains are collected by foraging honey bees in order to provide a nutritional protein source for the developing bees in the colony. Pollen is found on the flowering buds of plants and trees and is collected directly or indirectly by the hair on the bee’s thorax. It is brought back to the hive attached to the bee’s pollen baskets. It has considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. Bee pollen is more rich in proteins than any animal source. It contains more amino acids than beef, eggs, or cheese of equal weight. Bee pollen has many uses including as an energy enhancer, skin soother, immune system booster and to treat allergies. The flavour of honey bee pollen is floral, slightly sweet. Pollen granules should be powdery and a bit chalky.
Your digestive system may not be accustomed to such intensely rich food. If you are a beginner, introduce bee pollen into your diet slowly, a granule or two at a time. You should gradually increase your serving to one tablespoon for adults. It will give you about five grams of protein.
You should not heat bee pollen because this will destroy its beneficial nutrients.
100% Beeswax Candles
We handcraft all of our candles using 100% Canadian beeswax. Beeswax is the purest and most natural of all waxes with the least amount of processing and no additives. Beeswax candles burn longer, cleaner and brighter than candles that contain paraffin and other chemicals. Beeswax candles are non-toxic and non-allergenic. The colour of beeswax varies depending on the colour of the pollen collected and brought back to the hive by the honey bees. Beeswax candles cost more than paraffin and other chemical based candles. Bees have to travel over 50,000 miles and pollinate over 2 million flowers to generate ¼ pound of pure beeswax. In addition to candles, beeswax is used in the production of cosmetics, lubricants, and leather and fabric preservatives. Beeswax can be safely stored and kept forever. Accounts of beeswax candle use date back to ancient times with Biblical references as early as the 10th century BC. There are small variations in the sizes, weights and burn times of our beeswax candles and bricks.
We handcraft all of our soaps in small batches using our own honey and other natural ingredients. We only use the highest quality grains, herbs, flowers, spices, oils and clays in our soaps. Our scented soaps contain 100% pure essential oils. For a longer lasting bar, please keep your soap dry between uses.
Gifts & Collections
We have created a number of unique collections and specialty items that are great for giving as gifts or for your personal enjoyment. If you are looking for unique gifts or event favours let us help you. We have many packaging and labelling options.