Honey Farm & Gift Shop
5011 Bella Vista Road
Vernon, British Columbia
V1H 1A1 Canada
Quick Navigate Honey:
All products & sizes may not always be available... Honey is a seasonal crop.
Honey is made from the nectar of flowers – the watery sweet juice that plants produce to attract bees for pollination. An enzyme called invertase is produced by the bees and added to the nectar to invert the sucrose, or bad sugar, into about 90% glucose and fructose which are both simple sugars, better for the bees and better for humans. In addition it contains about 10% other specific minerals, vitamins and specific sugars that are unique only to Pure Honey. Honey is stored by the bees to meet their carbohydrate requirements throughout the long winters and periods without nectar production. Because of these unique properties honey is even recommended as safe for diabetics to consume in moderation without spiking blood sugars. See here for more information.|
By moving our bees to various geographical regions at specific parts of the season, we are often able to isolate specific floral sources of honey and extract them separately for your enjoyment. We produce the Okanagan Wildflower and Okanagan Multi Floral honeys with our bees close to home and then move them to the Fraser Valley in BC's Lower Mainland to produce the blueberry, cranberry, raspberry and blackberry blossom honey.
There can be as many different types of honey as there are species of nectar producing flowers.
Honey is recommended as a topical treatment for numerous skin ailments and when taken internally is a great clean energy boost and is an excellent all round health tonic for protecting our immune systems. Honey can be helpful for people having trouble getting to sleep at night. By taking a tablespoon of honey in warm water approximately 20 minutes before bed, people fall asleep faster and receive a better rest. If you ever burn yourself around the kitchen or the stove, try applying honey to the burn, wrapping it in a gauze or cloth and leaving it on for as long as possible, to reduce the severity of the burn, to speed healing and reduce the risk of infection and scarring.
The Honey Bee
Honeybees are the only insects that produce food for humans and are one of the most beneficial insects in the world. Not only do they give us honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and beeswax, but they pollinate the flowers they visit and are responsible for pollinating billions of dollars worth of fruit and vegetable crops every year.
A healthy bee hive can contain between 40 & 100,000 worker bees but only one Queen bee. The Queen bee can lay up to 2000 eggs or 3 times her own body weight per day. A worker bee can produce about one teaspoon of honey in her six week life span and travels an average of 1600 round trips of up to 6 miles each to collect it.
Please Note: Disabled options are temporarily Out of Stock. Please check back later or Contact Us for an estimated restocking date.
We appologize for any inconvenience and will recommend substitutions before shipping.
*Denotes a creamed honey. Creamed honey, also known as Ice Honey or Churned Honey, is simply the solid (frozen) form of honey.
Honey freezes at 29°C, and therefore all honey will eventually crystallize at room temperature. This can be reversed by warming the honey above 30°C.
To get nice soft, smooth crystals, the honey is "seeded" with some already creamed honey, cooled it to around 10°C, and slowly churned to breakdown any large crystals.
All new crystals copy the previous, and so by seeding the honey we ensure the new crystals will be of equal quality.
Comb Honey, aka honey comb, or honey in the comb is pure 100% honey in its most natural state, (exactly how the bees store the honey in pure soft beeswax totally untouched by human hands, machines or any sort of processing.) Planet Bee comb honey is produced in the Rocky Mountain foothills from sources including clover and alfalfa. Most people eat the wax, (it's good for you!) or chew like gum. Comb honey could be beneficial for allergies and hay fever and may be the very best when produced locally!
Small straws filled with naturally flavoured honey! Great for tea, children's lunches, and as a sweet treat!
Please note that we cannot guarantee stock of all flavours at all times and we recommend listing one or two alternate choices in the comments section when you place your order.
For any occasion!
Nicely presented gift boxes featuring three different 150 g. jars of our fabulous Planet Bee Honey.
A great all occasion gift for only $13.00
Ceramic Honey Pots with Honey Dipper, ~1kg capacity
Hand crafted by a local potter. Please choose your choice of colour glaze: Earth/Brown, Grey, and Blue.
Amazing creamy honey
The honey we purchased was really amazing - creamy, smooth & flavourful. I have purchased the mead here as well - apricot is my fav - interesting quality products great for gift giving!
- Patty Unterschultz, Salmon Arm, BC Sage Honey
The sage honey I recently purchased was on of the best types I have ever tasted. This coming from someone that has thier own hives.
- Dan Carson, Abbotsford, BC Okanagan Gold
We visit a few times yearly and always try the tester honey and always end up buying our favourite the Okanagan Gold. We use it for baking, in our tea and just for plain ol' eating. We've bought small jars, small tubs and lately the medium sized tub. So much better than the stuff you buy in chain stores, it doesn't even compare!
- Grace Johnson, Kelowna, British Columbia
Gift Pack Honey 3x150g
These gift packs make great gifts for family and friends.
Contains 3 assorted honeys.