Yes we have fresh honey!

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Ring the bell at the order window on the left for fresh honey & cheesecake.

Ways to order and pay:

  • Cash or credit\debit at the order window is accepted
  • Interac, send email transfer to farmgate@circlinghawkfarm.com - list your items in the comments of transfer.
  • Online, order via online store for curbside pickup.

  • To pickup prepaid orders when you arrive ring the door bell at the house or call\txt Michele @ 905-737-4945 .

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    Payment email for e-Transfer: farmgate@circlinghawkfarm.com, call or txt Alan @ 298-221-8076 for prepaid order pickup. List your items in the comments of transfer.
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    arial photo of the farm
    Pic of Bee yards center left straight rows (for honeybee mating) and right side curved rows (honey production).

    We are known for our friendly service and pure natural honey, pollen and cut comb. We take great care in the health and wellbeing of our bees and use only ethical beekeeping practices. Our bees forage on the wilds of the Oak Ridges Moraine on abundant blossoms of alfalfa, clover, buckthorn, golden rod and many other wildflowers which makes an assortment of beautiful honey. Most of our bee colonies make way more honey then they need so we can safely remove some without harming them. Three generations are involved in the farm and it's our mission to responsibly grow quality managed pollinators in an ethical way and to provide the freshest and finest honey in Ontario.

    Cheesecakes Yummy!

    Latest farm fresh product we offer are homemade cheesecakes. We try to keep a few in stock at all times at the farm gate kiosk or for larger orders use the Order Form here. Drop by the farm any day of the week to see the selection of farm fresh cheesecakes including Haskap Berry & Lemon or Salted Honey with Raspberry. Both cakes are made from topings grown locally under our Circling Hawk. more

    Salted Honey Cheesecake

    Salted Honey with Raspberry Cheesecake in 4-1/2 inch (11.7 cm)

    Haskap Berry & Lemon Cheesecake

    Haskap Berry & Lemon Cheesecake in 4 inch (10.1 cm)

    Order for your special event using this form

    Bridal Shower Gifts

    Why not use local honey for your wedding or bridal shower favours. Quotes & pricing here. Drop by the farm any day of the week to see the selection of custom labels & jars we carry and don't forget to taste our delicious local honey! More on our gift jar page.

    Bridal shower gifts

    Gift Jars with honey dippers

    Honeybee Experience Farm Tour or Beekeeping 101

    Give the gift of knowledge with a gift certificate for a summer farm tour or beekeeping workshop.
    We offer both a laid back honey farm experience tours as well as intensive 1 hour beekeeping learning workshops:
    tours and workshop page

    Farm view from Google Earth Farm tour activity honeybees Honey extraction in progress A rainbow on the farm Bee visit

    Ways to Help Pollinators

    National Pollinator Week occurs in June and is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them.

    Researchers are working hard to understand the declining bee populations. Some of the issues effecting all pollinators are reduced forage areas, pesticides, parasites, and pathogens. Ways that you can help are as follows:

    • Buy LOCAL honey to support your local beekeeper
    • Learn more about where your food comes from
    • Consider hosting bees or becoming a beekeeper
    • Plant a pollinator friendly garden, its best to plant lots of just a few varieties of blooming native plants
    • Don't use chemicals to kill weeds, leave the dandelions
    • Use pesticides only when absolutely necessary and follow label instructions
    • Bees are thirsty, consider keeping a birdbath with clean water and place a flat stone in it. Bees will land on the stone and drink from there
    • If you see a swarm of honeybees call a local beekeeper to collect them, swarms rarely survive without our help.
    It's estimated that 75% of major food crops benefit from pollinators and that honeybees are responsible for 80% of all insect pollination.

    Stuff Our Bees Make Honey From

    Our honey is minimally processed in small batches to ensure freshness and to preserve the living qualities of pure honey.

    Wildflower Honey

    Wild flowers contribute a considerable amount of pollen and nectar to our honey. Wildflowers predominant in our area are Blackeyed Susan, Milkweed, Dogwood, Goldenrod & Aster. Our wildflower honey is a light honey. Every year it changes with what blooms are produced by what plants. Rainfall and weather affect what plants are produced and are therefore used to make wildflower honey. If the honey is not single sourced (ie goldenrod, etc.), it is simply called wildflower honey.

    Back Eyed Susan Flower with Honeybee

    Clover Honey

    White clover is also abundant near the hives as it grows extremely well near and in horse paddocks. Over 100 horses live near the bees foraging territory this creates a great deal of clover. The clover in our clover honey includes white clover, alsike clover, plus white and yellow sweet clover. Clover contributes to the sweet, flowery flavor and a pleasing mild taste.

    Basswood Honey

    Abundant basswood trees (Tilia Americana) as well as the following tree varieties are within the bees foraging range: linden, maple, locust, apple, cherry, willow, buckthorn and sumac. We always extract honey directly after the basswood trees bloom. This gives the summer honey a delicate minty flavour unique to our area.

    Basswood Tree for Honeybee in bloom

    Buckthorn Honey

    In early summer we have a huge number of blooming Common (European) Buckthorn trees along our fence lines. In mid summer this gives the honey an oaky-nutty flavour. We also have two cultivated Sea Buckthorn groves. Sea Buckthorn is a superfood and a source of vitamin B12 and abundant minerals such as iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium. Sea buckthorn has been used in both Chinese and Indian medicines for many years. You can find Sea Buckthorn in your health-food store in the form of healing face creams. We sell the berries in season(late summer).

    Sea Buckthorn in bloom

    Haskap or Honeyberry

    HASKAP is the Japanese name for Lonicera caerulea. It has also been known as ‘Blue Honeysuckle’, ‘Honeyberry’, ‘Edible Honeysuckle’ and ‘Sweet Berry Honeysuckle’. When translated into English, it is sometimes spelled as Hascap, Haskaap and Hasukappu. We have three well established groves of Haskap growing on the farm. These are absolutely the most amazing berries. They bloom in early June and fruit in mid to late June. Yummy! We will be planting another Haskap grove (maybe two!) this summer.

    A yummy bowl of honeyberry

    Alfalfa Honey

    The honeybees at Circling Hawk Farm are surrounded by hundreds of acres of hay and pasture fields. We manage a large field to the east of the hives and the neighboring farms manage fields to the north and south. These hay fields are pesticide free and contain a mix of native grasses, timothy, fescue, plus lots of alfalfa which produces a large amount of nectar which is highly attractive to the bees and from which our honeybees produce excellent crops of high quality honey. Alfalfa honey is white or extra light amber in color with a fine flavor. Alfalfa honey is widely accepted as a perfect table honey for everyday use.

    Hay Fields in bloom

    Buckwheat Honey

    Our Buckwheat honey is an amber colour and is not jet black (nor bitter) like some Buckwheat's are known to be. To make this special honey the bees found and foraged on a nice mix of Buckwheat flowers and clover blossoms along with other wildflowers.

    Buckwheat Blossom with a honeybee

    Painting of Live Bees at Work by Mari Nicolson

    Painting of honeybees By Anne Rosa

    Painting of farm gate entrance my Mari Nicolson

    Circling Hawk Honey Farm & Meadery
    13433 Leslie Street Richmond Hill, Ontario L4E 1A2
    Tel:(289) 809-4360

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