WELCOME TO WILLOW BEACH HONEY

 

 

Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers

 

― Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

Train with Us

If you have an interest in becoming a Beekeeper or just want to learn more about the whole process of keeping and caring for bees then this is a great course for you.   We cover everything you need to know to get started and cover all steps in a whole season of beekeeping.  

Ready to dive in head first, we have a pilot program for you.  You will keep your bees right along with us here at Willow Beach.  You get all the training plus access to our beekeepers throughout the season to discuss all aspects and answer any and all questions.  Includes year-end honey extraction.   

We have Honey & Bees

Both our beekeepers have been top honey award winners at the Port Hope Fair.  Graham is reigning champion and will not give up the trophy easily.  

We treat our honey with as little processing as possible.  We extract, settle and bottle raw, unpasteurized honey maintaining the best flavour and benefits. 

  • Honey, 1KG jar $15, 500g jar $8
  •  Wax bars, 500g, $12
  • Nuc colony $175, Queens $40

Bee yards Needed - 2019

We are on the lookout for new bee yards.  If you or someone you know,  in the Durham or Northumberland region with rural property, may be interested in hosting a bee yard — please talk to us.

  • A yard has a small footprint – 40m x20m ( or less) – room for about 30 colonies
  • Bees are very friendly unlike wasps. Bees mind their own business
  • We carry liability insurance for all our colonies
  • Benefit to you – enjoyment of watching the bees and a case of honey at the end of the year

A sheltered location, somewhat remote and accessible for 9 months of the year would be ideal. Yes company locations work.  We would love to get some corporate yards and put up a company logo and story.

 

Found a Swarm!

Found a swarm of stray honeybees – call our bee whisperer. Swarming is a natural impulse for a bee colony.  It is how new colonies are formed. The old queen makes way for a new queen by leaving the hive with a swarm to start a new colony.  Swarms happen to be fairly friendly, these are bees just looking for a new home.  As it turns out, it is very common for colonies of bees to settle in the most inconvenient of places.  It is also an unfortunate truth that these wild swarms will not survive due to the issues facing honey bees.  They need to be collected and re-homed under the care of a beekeeper.

If you spot a cluster of bees hanging out on a bush, tree or other location – let us know.  We can’t do wasps – a swarm of bees will look very much like the picture here.  (Phone Malcolm-905 903 4677; Graham-905 903 1121)

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