OUR BEE ETHOS
Take care of Mother Nature and she’ll take care of you. It’s just that beautifully simple.
Our raison d’etre is equally simple – we are the keepers of the bees. That’s why our first commitment is to the health of our 350 colonies.
And in nature’s symbiotic way, we know that when we take care of the bees, they will thrive and provide the purest nectar.
What does taking great care of the bees entail? Here at Canoe Cove Honey, we believe it means keeping them as naturally as possible. It means respecting the innate behaviours of our bees and supporting their collective activities as nature’s busiest workers.
We keep our bees away from harmful chemical spraying. We observe our colonies day in and day out. Regular brood patterns and potential threats, such as pests and parasites, are always top of mind. We overwinter our worker bees.
We breed our own queen bees and select based on strong genetics, such as successful overwintering, disease resistance, and honey production. We also breed for calm worker bees, making it possible for us to provide tours.
And we know that you care just as deeply as we do about where your food comes and how it was produced. That’s why we guarantee that every drop of Canoe Cove Honey is directly from our hives. We never outsource or buy from other beekeepers, because our honey is our bond.