As Busy As A Bee

The Heritage Bee Company are producers of all natural, premium Honey Products. We also make beekeeping a possibility through our popular Hive Hosting services. All of our honey is 100% Ontario wildflower honey, sourced from countryside properties that are far from industrial agriculture and free of pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.


Through our Hive Hosting service, we take care of all aspects of hive delivery, set-up, maintenance, and honey extraction for our clients, at their idyllic properties (called 'You Host'). Key benefits include premium, raw, unpasteurized, hand processed honey directly from your beehive, personalized honey jar labels, pollination benefits and supporting your local environment and ecosystems. Plus knowing that you are making a world of difference for the bees.

Our Founders
Jeff Chalmers & Debbie Gray

Founded in 2016, we are proud to be a family-run local business of professional beekeepers who handcraft and bottle every single jar of honey by hand. From caring for the bees in the field, to extracting honey at our Honey House near Creemore to bottling and labelling each jar, Debbie & Jeff are involved in every step of the way. From our local farm to your table. We are affectionally referred to as the friendly beekeepers with huge hearts.

The Heritage Bee Co. was established after years of longing to get into beekeeping but not having the time nor the space. Shortly after purchasing beautiful countryside property adjacent to the Niagara Escarpment just north of Toronto, wild feral honeybees were discovered living in the hollow of a white pine tree right behind their home. The 'bee tree' was the inspiration and catalyst for starting The Heritage Bee Co. Our sweet company has been a certified B Corp since 2017, which means we are committed to using business as a force for good, putting people and planet before profit.

When not submersed in the sweet world of bees and nature, we seriously enjoy travelling, mountain biking throughout Canada and the U.S. (pre-Covid) in our 1976 VW Westfalia campervan suitably named, ‘Marigold’. At home you'll find us hanging in our gardens with our flock of heritage hens, Rex the Rooster, along with our strapping Maine Coon cats, Zeus and Zephyr.

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