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About

This site is dedicated to helping connect people to locally derived bee products and other food resources. The products offered here are ones we first made for our own use and to share with friends and family. Now we offer them to those of you with an interest or passion for personally hand-crafted locally made products. We have been expanding the number of hives in our beeyards over the last few years. Our goal is to increase the availability of the products offered on this site. 

We also strive to make and deliver our products via the most ecologically sustainable methods possible.

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ATTENTION!

We are sold out of our Spring honey but will provide updates here on our summer honey harvest.

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Honey Information

Things You Need to Know

Honey is one of the most recognizable and beloved products from bees, and is extremely varied in color and taste depending on what flowers, or combinations of flowers the bees in a region have available to them. The figure above is honey collected from the same hive, but at different times of the year. This difference in color reflects the varieties of nectar producing plants between spring and fall. This may change the flavor of the honey, so enjoy the variety offered by nature!

Crystallization: Honey is prone to crystallize over time and may do so at lower temperatures. Some people prefer to eat crystallized honey. "Creamed" honey is honey purposely produced from very fine crystallization. However, if you wish to restore crystallized honey to its original liquid state, heat up a pot of water and place the honey jar in the pot after it has been removed from direct heat, and just let it sit for a few hours or over night. Bees keep their hives between 33-36 degrees Celsius, so these temperatures will not alter, or denature honey.

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GRADES OF BEESWAX AND HOW WE USE THEM

Everything You Need to Know

All Natural Beeswax, but...

Many products made with beeswax claim to be 100% Natural Beeswax, however, there are a number of grades of beeswax which can vary considerably in composition. The age of the beeswax and its use in the hives strongly influences its composition and its color. We process the different grades of wax using solar wax melters, rather than using techniques that require fossil fuels or electricity. The wax is filtered simultaneously.

Food, Cosmetic, and Candle-Grade Beeswax

The most fresh and lightly colored waxes (white -  yellow) are what we select to use for cosmetic or food-grade applications. This wax is from freshly capped honey frames, so contains little else other than beeswax and traces of honey. Yellow wax is from quite fresh combs and burr combs. This type of wax works well with candles and produces no smoke when it burns.

Hobby, Crafting, and Trade-Grade Beeswax

Generally older waxes that have been used for constructing brood cells. The colors vary from dark yellow, to dark orange, brown and even black. These waxes have more "impurities" and are not recommended for use in cosmetics, food-grade products, or candles. However, these "impurities", such as higher propolis (bee-modified resin) content make them ideal for treatments for wood, leather and other similar applications.

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We will be attending all of the Trail, Fruitvale, and Rossland markets for 2024. 

We will post updates on any additional markets we add through this season.

Contact

We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch, and we’ll reply promptly.

P.O. Box 309
Rossland BC
V0G 1Y0

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