Mike's Wildflower Honeys are raw and unpasteurized for great taste and healthy eating.
If your honey crystallizes in the jar simply place the jar in warm water (simmer) and it will slowly return to its clear liquid state. Honey keeps its wholesome characteristics up to 120*F or 47*C. near the same temperature in the hive when bees are curing the nectar into honey in July and August.

Buying Honey by the 12 jar case is your best value.

If you require bulk honey it can be sold in 60 lb pails for a low bulk price and I will install a quality honey gate on the pail to assist you decanting from the pail.

Wedding and party favour are easily accommodated by Mike. We are already taking orders for 2019.

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The honey harvest ended mid September and creamed honey production starts early October.

Thanks to my sister Jen who helped in the honey harvest and moving a small apiary to keep the hives safe from varmints. Thanks to Max and Blaine for helping with the winterizing of the northern hives and renovating the Sanctuary hives in October.

contact Mike or Joanne for Honey
purchases -
harrismailbox@gmail.com
or call

905 722 4324 - home

416 402 8150 - cell

 

The honey produced at the Gadsden Family Sanctuary is the sweetest and riskiest to produce.

In the first spring the Apiary was torn apart by hungry black bears emerging from hibernation.

With persistence and greater security the apiary rebounded into the producer of a uniquely sweet natural honey from flowers that grow season long in the Morning Glory Nature Reserve and the surrounding vegetable and strawberry growing farms.

This unique honey has all the sweetness that wilderness can produce.

Where it all started along the banks of the Black River in Sutton Ontario.

This 3 time Sutton Fair first prize winning honey is unique.

Basswood tree blossoms, gardens in the town of Sutton, surrounding meadows and riverbanks edged by water lilies and purple loosetrife all summer contribute to its flavour.

Mike's Honey can be purchased from Dan at
We Make Wine 
   and Elaine's Black River Cafe in Sutton.
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Sharon Creek Farm is situated atop the slopes of the East Holland River near the historic locks at Roger's Reservoir in Newmarket.

Here the bees get a great spring start pollinating a variety of fruit trees that Sally Shearman grows on her certified organic micro farm which supplies produce to local restaurants and select clients. Summer and fall they are able to forage the rustic fields and river banks for wild flower nectar and a constant steady flow of diverse garden flower nectars from nearby urban landscapes.

Sharon Creek Farm honey has a wildflower and fruity flavour that tastes great.

If you are interested in keeping your food as organic as possible this is the honey you will enjoy.

McKay's

The McKay Cedar Fields is our most remote apiary and after a bear attack was protected with an e-fence. Situated at the end run of glacial tilt near Wilfrid the surrounding landscape is populated with flowers similar to the Carden Alvar, one of only several alvars in the world.

The Cedar Fields Apiary was started in June 2014 with queen cells and swarms caught in The Sanctuary over the summer. At the end of the summer 6 maturing hives of various strengths went into the winter resting period.

2018 was great year for honey production at the Cedar Fields and the honey tastes wonderful.

Still going strong One hive quickly turned to 25 strong hives.

The bees have access to abundant wildflower meadows in the dryer uplands as well as riparian flowers along the millpond at Baldwin Mills
and Audubon acres .

This unique ecosystem produces a wonderfully flavoured wildflower honey packed raw and unpasteurized.

Elmgrove Organic Farms

Drop by to purchase honey from the apiaries at this Organic Practices Farm on Catering road in Elmgrove.

The farm also has a variety of vegetables and amazing garlics from cultivars fem around the globe as well as free range eggs.

Willow Springs Winery is situated a half Km east of HW48 on Bethesda Road just north of Stouffville.

The small batch honey sold here is a blend of Mike's Honeys from hives directly north and south of the vineyards .

Drop by Willow Springs Winery and check out the great selection of Willow Springs VQA wines and other great vintages and of course Mike's Honeys.