WHAT WE SELL:.
Unpasteurized Local Honey
Pure Beeswax Candles
HARVEST HONEY is closed for the season and plans to re-open mid-April 2017.
Thank you all for your support.
Dave & Ruth Lyons
What we sell: unpasteurized wildflower honey from the Ottawa Valley, creamed honey, bee pollen, honey soaps, buckwheat honey, cinnamon-honey-butter, lozenges, honeycomb, and lovely beeswax candles.
Where to find us: click Weekly Market Calendar. We sell weekends only at various locations around Ottawa, but do not maintain a permanent address. In summer (June - October) we have a table at the Beechwood Farmers Market.
Guarantee your order: Use the form on the Contact Page to pre-order for weekend pick-up, or to get a shipping quote, or to find out more about Harvest Honey. No question too small.
Beautiful Beekeeper David Lyons, is a registered beekeeper in the Province of Ontario. Dave and his wife Ruth promote education about the importance of honeybees in our ecosystem and sell the best raw honey you'll taste in the Ottawa Valley.
The bees are maintained in the best-possible natural setting that produces a magnificent set of floral notes, viscosity and pollen.
Unpasteurized Honey is NOT boiled, and NOT blended with a mixture of unidentified honey sources from around the world.
Unscrupulous honey operators have been found to add glucose, water, food dye, 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.
Unpasteurized Honey is packed with anti-oxidants and beneficial enzymes.
Its reported benefits date back to Biblical times. 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.
NOTE: Heating, boiling, microwaving and re-frigeration, will, OF COURSE, destroy beneficial enzymes and will chemically change the structure and the taste of the honey.
Also, there is no need to refrigerate your honey. THIS WILL ENCOURAGE CRYSTALLISATION. Keep honey in a dark corner of your kitchen cupboard and it will last for years.
Our only product needing refrigeration is Cinnamon-Honey-Butter. It is 60% (sixty percent) butter, and it must be treated like a pound of butter out on the counter. It has about a 3-day shelf-life outside the fridge, making it IMPRACTICAL for bulk gift-giving, shipping, or long-distance distribution.
We will ship anywhere, usually next business day.
NOTE: Honey and beeswax candles are heavy products requiring careful handling.
Having your order shipped may increase the cost of your order considerably.
For a worldwide shipping quote, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvest Honey accepts: