HoneyHoney is a 3rd generation family-owned beekeeping apiary (honeybees) operating within the northern reaches of the Carolinian Forest region of Southern Ontario (Stoney Creek, Oakville, Hamilton, Burlington, Milton, Toronto and Niagara Regions). We are committed to providing a truly authentic experience, where customers get exceptional value, great service, and selection of the finest quality honey products from around the corner…and enjoyed by many around the world! We are also experts at bee rescue and removal services. Please call us if you have any issues about bee removals. Office: 289-799-7914 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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We DO NOT CUT our honey with (filler or alternative chemical substances, syrups such as rice/corn/beets, GMO alternatives, maple syrup nor do we feed our bees sugar water (to create fake honey) or high fructose corn syrup).
We believe in mother nature’s own ability to produce natural organic products. HoneyHoney will always provide the highest quality and 100% pure honey. There are too many scam artists and food manufacturer/s in our society today that would rather falsify or substitute with inferior products and hide various chemicals under disguise in order to increase profit margins at the expense of people’s health and environment. HoneyHoney will never compromise its quality!!
Our roots are embedded deep into farming since early 1900. Our origins come from the region in Europe known as the Baltic States (Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania). Our parents origins are from Latvia while HoneyHoney is a recent coined Canadian business. Honey and bees is what we are all about and this tasty treat has been in the family roots for almost 100 years. We have expanded our services to serve our customer better in the last few years and eventually organic farming, honey and honey by-products will probably the direction our company will be heading.
Our late grandmother was a specialist in bees and never afraid of them while treating them with kindness and respect. Our late father however, feared this wild insect while I as a beekeeper don’t fear them unless being attacked by dozen or more bees at one time. Unfortunately, our family was forced to flee Latvia during the Second World War and both our parents who where single at that time ended up in Canada. Both our parents continued to farm but only on a very small scale and for family consumption.
Latvia has some of the best tasting organic foods in the world and we ought to model after them. Right now in Ontario alone there has been much controversy over the quality of our foods. I won’t get into it but it is pretty pathetic and something I will never condone as I want pure unadulterated foods. I have always questioned why would anybody pay to for food/s which kills you over time? How about all the other chemicals 100,000+ used all around us. Ever question where they go and how are exposed to them? Food manufacturers ought to be driven out of business for the fake marketing, fake products and intentional misrepresentation of labels, and being secret about chemicals which are added to the foods which make us ill. Know your sources of food and this also includes honey. Recently, a large box store and a well known supplier of honey actual sells honey which hasn’t been touched by a honeybee and yes the product was sourced from China. How they got around the production of synthetic honey and sell it as authentic is beyond my imagination. Yet our government does nothing about it!
My passion for honey bees was triggered in 2014 while listening to a CBC radio 1 broadcast (99.1 Fm) who was airing an in-depth program of an artist who painted active honeybee hives. Listening to this radio program greatly inspired me to research these fascinating little insect known as the honeybee (Apis mellifera). And within two weeks of hearing that radio program I was the proud owner of two beehive colonies. I have consequently studied and observed these insects daily. Our bee rescue and removal program has brought in additional wisdom about the bee behaviour and bee communication.
I admit that my conviction to research bees has surpassed and literally entailed thousand hours since 2014. I have since experienced almost all of the feats Mother Nature can throw at me despite having much knowledge about beekeeping. Weather, mites, treating bees with antibiotics and dealing with neonicotinoids and Glysophates (round up) all played into the feats. I suspect additional curve balls will be thrown by her over the next few years but that will make matters more interesting and more challenging indeed. This is what makes being a beekeeper exciting. If production of honey fails it will add to the wisdom and knowledge so our apiary is and becomes sustainable.
Sometimes a colony or two was lost to either the queen disappearing or something other factors such as (varroa mites carrying disease/s, neonicotinoids, poorly mated queen, poor producing queen whereby the workers kill their own queen etc., long harsh winters or excessive moisture) caused the colony to collapse. And other times Mother Nature would give me a winning hand with many emerging queen cells to upper our colony count by 10 or more new hives. After much research and pitfalls, we now graft our own queens in about 16 days and they are in full laying mode at about the 25th day.
In fall of 2017 and winter 2018 many of the Ontario’s beekeepers lost between 40 and 70 % of their bee colonies. It was a disastrous year to say the least. I spoke to many beekeepers who have between 1,000 to 3,000 bee hives only to discover that they too lost between 35 to 70% of the colonies. Most hobbyists (most have 2-4 hives) lost all colonies. I sustained a 70% loss and was devastated because bees are like family to me.
With all of the events I can say with certainty that I am much more aware of certain signs and sounds from the beehive and very cautious about
1. how to prepare the colonies for winter or
2. opening a hive in summer and fall
If a beehive is queen-less usually the bees make a pretty high frequency pitch they seemed very agitated a signal when entering/opening a beehive to be more cautious because they can become aggressive without her presence (when a queen is introduced the sound is reduced to a quiet hum. These sorts of experiences and knowledge has led to much fundamental knowledge and will enable HoneyHoney to grow into one of the largest honey producing companies in Canada while keeping our integrity. I am so excited to be in this field because truly one can really feel the buzz of those little insects collecting honey one flight at a time.
HoneyHoney opened its doors commercially in January 2017 and eager for getting the bees to produce another year of our RAW UNPASTEURIZED, RAW FILTERED Non- GMO, raw filtered honey. Until then please consider embarking on the Hive Share Program because it is truly one of a kind programs that nobody has offered in Canada. It is a fantastic opportunity for kids, families and business to get involved to get paid in honey for renting a bee hive and to contribute to the growth and saving honeybees by donating some money. It is as simple as that and the best part is that you as the client don’t have to lift a finger unless of course your kids or you want to get involved more.
Our commitment to providing great 100% natural wild flower honey with exceptional taste has never changed and is our commitment to excellence for our customers and very important is to treat our honeybees with respect and dignity they truly deserve. We will not expose our honeybees to any harsh chemicals while placing the beehive/s near natural Non-GMO fields to get the end result we want.
We take great pride, passion, and care in bringing you an authentic taste from what mother produces within the Carolinian Forest and all its bountiful exotic and natural wild growing flowers that truly is above and beyond expectation. Many honey producers will cut their honey with high fructose corn syrup or feed their bees with sugar to produce quick fake honey or cut in other substandard products to increase the bottom line. This is in efforts to make it look like a great product but in fact is inferior when you taste it while our honey will truly make you come back for more of that delicious little treat. If you taste our honey compared to others you will experience and taste the difference indeed. We will always stand by our products and never compromise the quality nor the experience we bring to each of you right from our own backyard.