Hive Hosting

We make Beekeeping a Possibility

Through our hive hosting programs, we take care of all aspects of hive delivery, set-up, maintenance, and honey extraction for our clients, at our idyllic properties (We Host), or yours (You Host).

Our clients include country-side weekenders, backyard gardeners, city dwellers, small-scale organic farmers, and pretty much anyone who cares about the plight of the bees.

The Heritage Bee

Support the Bees

Bees play a critical role in our ecosystem, but are facing the threat of disappearing due to modern agricultural practices, lack of habitat and increasing stressors.

The bees habitat is degrading. Industrial insecticides get into the bees’ nectar and pollen and air pollution limits the bees’ ability to find flowering plants.

Over one third of the world’s crop production is pollinated by bees. With the disappearance of bees we face increased food prices and potential global shortages.

The Heritage Bee Co. carefully selects host locations that are best for the bees. We encourage our hosts to plant pollinator gardens and provide a water source for the bees. Our natural approach means working in sync with natural processes. This supports the bees and restores their habitat, working in sync with nature, not against her. We believe our approach supports the bees and is sustainable over the long term.

The Heritage Bee

Benefits of Hive Hosting

Hyper Local Honey

Our hosts receive approx. 15% of the annual honey yield. You can expect about twelve 375g jars of honey each year.

 

Educational Experience

Part of being a hive host is the possibility to learn, observe and co-exist with these little furry insects.

Unpasteurized, Raw Honey

As close to the real deal. We carefully hand extract and package each hive. Minimally processed, you get all the health benefits.

 

Happier Veggies and Flowers

Dramatically increased pollination for your flowers, trees & veggie gardens for an entire year.

Personalized Labels

We offer personalized labels with your name. True Farm to Table honey with a personal touch.

 

Convenience

We take care of all of the delivery, set up, installation, maintenance, inspections, extractions, and packaging. The Heritage Bee Co. carefully selects host locations that are best for the bees. We encourage our hosts to plant pollinator gardens and provide a water source for the bees. Our natural approach means working in sync with natural processes. This supports the bees and restores their habitat, working in sync with nature, not against her. We believe our approach supports the bees and is sustainable over the long term.

You Host

Takes the difficulty out of beehive ownership and management on your country property. Our team takes care of everything. You can relax and enjoy the numerous benefits to you, your land and your community.

Package Includes:

  • All hive registration costs, OMAFRA inspections & ongoing reporting requirements.
  • Full Hive Maintenance
  • Inspections for diseases & pests
  • 100% raw, unpasteurized, natural hyper-local honey directly from your own hive
  • Regular checks for bee health
  • Hand extraction, bottling and labelling


Application

We Host

For urban dwellers, we offer two unique programs to connect you with the bees and the land. Each season, there is an opportunity to be part of a Private Apiary Tour. These 2 hour Bee Experiences are booked through our Shop. (Due to Covid-19, all tours have been cancelled until further notice).

We also offer honey from our hives with your very own personalized labels. Makes for a beautiful gift for friends and family.

The full We Host experience can be purchased together or separately.



Personalized Honey



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