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Please note we do not have a retail outlet. Click on: Where To Buy
Welcome to Harvest Honey, Ottawa, Ontario - Check the calendar link above for shopping locations.
Store liquid honey in a dark corner of your kitchen cupboard and it should last for years. Avoid boiling and microwaving which will destroy beneficial enzymes and will chemically change the structure and the taste of the honey.
Refrigerating your honey will encourage crystallisation. If you need to renew a crystallising jar, place it in a pan of warm water and wait for a few minutes. Wipe the area clean. Crystallized honey is not the enemy, is no different than regular honey, and can easily be used in tea.
For a bit more on crystallisation click here Why Does Honey Crystallize?
Our unpasteurized honey is bottled quickly after collection from the beehive. It is strained once, and then poured directly into honey jars.
Honey's reported benefits date back to ancient history. It is noteworthy that John the Baptist was reported in Matthew 3:4 as living on a diet of locusts and wild honey. In 1923, during the 'Carter excavations in Egypt' viable Honey was found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The Honey found in the tomb was still soft and viable, after 3500 years!
As our western seasons progress, the color, aroma, flavor, and water content of local honey changes. Honey in June may not taste the same or look the same as honey collected in October, because the bees feed on different flowers at different times of the year.
Our only products needing refrigeration are Cinnamon-Honey-Butter and Creamed Honey. Unfortunately, this requirement makes them IMPRACTICAL for shipping.
Unscrupulous honey operators have been known to add sugar, liquid glucose, water, food dye, preservatives, thickeners, and antibiotics to create a false impression of a high-quality honey product. These products are often found at 'big-box' stores around the world, whose priorities are often profits over product. If you care about what your family eats, make sure to discuss these issues with your bee-keeper!
For 2017 our 1kg jar of honey costs $16, tax included.
WHAT WE SELL:
Pure Beeswax Candles
Plain Honey Soaps
Beautiful Beekeeper David Lyons, is a registered beekeeper in the Province of Ontario. Dave and his wife Ruth live in Ottawa and work hard to promote education about the importance of honeybees in our global ecosystem. Harvest Honey sells and ships the best raw honey you'll find anywhere.
The bees are maintained in a remote country setting away from commercial spraying and pesticides. The bees feed on a natural diet of wildflowers around the farm. This delivers notes of clover, apple blossom, goldenrod and ever-changing wildflowers. The honey is thick with pollen and antioxidants, which can be used both internally and externally. It is not boiled (pasteurized) or blended. For a few ideas click on how to add honey into your diet click on
We will ship anywhere, (pending foreign import regulations) usually next business day.
NOTE: Honey and beeswax candles are heavy products requiring careful bulk packaging, and may increase the cost of your order considerably. Our worldwide feedback tells us that the cost is well worth the investment!
1) For Pickup or Delivery: Call or text (613) 316-4801 to make arrangements.
Pickup in Ottawa is near Ottawa University. Delivery costs $7 per order for greater Ottawa.
3) Shipping: We ship global. If you click on the Contact Page we can provide you a quote. Describe your order quantities,
destination, and postal code. After payment, packages go out next business day.
4) Honey jars, candles, and soaps make excellent wedding favours and corporate gifts. For volume pricing, please call us.