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We are known for our friendly service and pure natural honey, pollen and cut comb. 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. Three generations are involved in the farm and it's our mission to responsibly grow quality managed pollinators and to provide the freshest and finest honey in Ontario.
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.
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Grab your hat a veil, we will be hosting 2 educational, hands-on workshops that will be delivered by the Technology Transfer Program team that is part of the Ontario Beekeepers Association this spring.
The Introductory Beekeeping Workshop provides information for the beginner beekeeper. This beekeeping workshop consists of classroom sessions and hands-on lessons in the bee yard. Participants of all experience levels are welcome.
Topics include basic honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, working in the bee colony, seasonal beekeeper responsibilities, harvesting and extracting honey and preparing bee colonies for winter. Each participant will receive a copy of the Ontario Beekeeping Manual.
Date is June 20th, register at https://www.ontariobee.com/outreach/workshops/springworkshops
This intermediate beekeeping workshop consists of classroom sessions and hands-on lessons in the bee yard. Participants should have taken an Introductory Beekeeping workshop or course and/or have at least one season of beekeeping experience prior to attending.
Topics include pest and disease biology and identification, monitoring for pests and diseases, record keeping, treatments and integrated pest management. Each participant will receive a copy of the Integrated Pest Management for Beekeeping in Ontario Manual.
Date is June 21st, register at https://www.ontariobee.com/outreach/workshops/springworkshops
The mandate of the TTP is to conduct research for Ontario’s beekeeping industry, to facilitate a honey bee breeding program in Ontario and to transfer information, skills and methodologies to the beekeepers.
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National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. This year it starts June 17th. Stay tuned for an event we are planing!
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:
Our honey is minimally processed in small batches to ensure freshness and to preserve the living qualities of pure 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.