About Natural Beekeeping

When bees build their honeycomb they draw off the foundation provided by the beekeeper, matching the cell size. Once the comb is built, the queen bee lays her eggs in the cells and the bees grow to fit the cell size.

About 100 years ago, beekeepers decided to enlarge their bees in an effort to make more honey. The honeycomb cell size was increased from the natural size of 4.9 mm, to an artificially created 5.4 mm. This change forced the bees to grow more, fitting the larger size. The large 5.4mm is now considered industry standard. This measurement is across 10 cells.

We believe larger bees are weaker to pests and disease and require synthetic chemicals and artificial treatments to survive. By gently regressing bees to their heritage size they become stronger and more resilient. This allows for an organic, natural approach that produces cleaner honey with less chemicals and toxins.

 

Trust in Nature

Small Cell Beekeeping

Our approach uses the natural honeycomb cell size of 4.9mm, rather than the conventional 5.4mm cell. 

Heritage Bees

Small cells allow our bees to return to their natural size, as they naturally occur in feral colonies.

Chemical Free

No synthetic chemicals and/or medications are used in our beekeeping approach. We only remove true honey surplus, after the bees have ample honey reserves to sustain their long winter dearth. 

Polyfloral Honey

Our honey is sourced from a wide variety of wildflowers. In perfect synchronicity with how honey bees make honey naturally.

URGENTLY HIRING

Marketing Coordinator

As of July 11, 2022

Job Summary:  The Marketing Coordinator is a seasonal
position responsible for creating, developing and implementing marketing and
communication strategies. This will include print, web, social media, and
digital communication initiatives. This position is also responsible for
graphic design for various initiatives and campaigns.  This position is part of the 2022 Federal Canada
Summer Jobs program designed to support youth. 
As such it requires all applicants to be aged 15 – 30 years old.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Review, audit and update
website

Review and update
eCommerce suite

Plan and create consumer
digital content, e-newsletters, e-blasts, blogs, editorials

Build e-newsletter campaigns
in Mail Chimp

Assist with social media
campaigns

Provide marketing and
communications support to staff

Develop and write social
media content.

Special projects as
needed

 

SKILLS:

Strong written skills,
and the ability to storytell through the written word and visual images

Proficient in Microsoft
Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Experience with Canva,
Lightroom and/or PhotoShop is preferred

Familarity with Shopify
is an asset (knowledge of Liquid is not required)

Awesome creativity and
ability to work within applications to build campaigns

Knowledge and experience
with social media and scheduling software

Knowledge and experience
with email dissemination platforms, including Mail Chimp.

Solid project management
skills; the ability to multi-task and work independently

Great attitude and
willingness to learn

 

This job requires the
ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects and to adjust to inevitable
changes in timelines, deadlines and project goals.  Contribute to strategic brainstorms, creative
brief development, action plans, development of timelines and execution.

 

High energy, positive
attitude.  A passion for the environment,
organic practices, bees and natural food products

 Apply to: jobs@heritagebee.com