• Honeybee Overwinter Rates - The Unspoken Side of Beekeeping

    As the weather begins to warm and spring starts to approach, the thought on most people's minds are the beautiful days to come after a cold Ontario winter. However, the thought on beekeepers' minds is one that is more grim and concerning than most. With year after year of significant...

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  • How Local Raw Honey can Help Lessen Allergy Symptoms

    Enjoying the outdoors can be difficult for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Symptoms include sneezing, watery and itchy eyes, runny nose, sore throat, and more. Symptoms usually begin in early spring and can last until late fall. These allergies are caused by the body treating pollen as a foreign...

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  • DIY Honey Hair Masks

    Honey has more uses than just a delicious natural sweetener, it can be found in a range of different cosmetic products, and for good reason.  Honey has both emollient and humectant properties. Emollients smooth the hair follicles, adding shine to dull hair. Humectants bond with water molecules, adding moisture to...

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  • HiveMinders Small Batch Meads

    HiveMinders Small Batch Meads

    What is Mead? Mead, also known as Honey Wine, is honey and water fermented with yeast to create an alcoholic beverage. Mead is an ancient drink, often with a medieval reputation thanks to pop culture. However, Mead dates back even farther than that and is often cited as the first...

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  • Looking Back at 2021

    Looking back on 2021, I wanted to personally thank every single one of you for your support through yet another whirlwind of a year. We weren’t able to be at many events in person, but you all showed up and found us online or visited our little roadside stand on...

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  • Shop Local, Support Your Community

    Shop Local, Support Your Community

    There is no better way to support your community and local economy than by shopping locally this holiday season. By supporting local businesses, you are playing your part in keeping your community unique and vibrant. This holiday season we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of our favourite local...

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