Honey is created by domestic bees to feed themselves and us! A natural carbohydrate, it also has pollen and other nutrients the bees need, which end up being good for us too!
"Nutritional testing of samples from the fall 2009 harvest shows that Ontario honey has a healthy sugar profile", says Dr. Heather Keller, a nutritional consultant. “Not only is Ontario honey a good source of energy before exercise,” reports Keller, “but it’s high in sugars such as fructose that make it an ideal choice for children and those with impaired glucose intolerance such as type 1 diabetes. Additionally, research indicates that the flavonoids and phenols in honey generally have an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefit that can prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and arthritis.”
100% ON Honey Nutritional Analysis Press Release, Ontario Beekeepers’ Association, April 2010
Always buy local raw honey from folks like us. Raw honey means it hasn't been pasteurized. When honey is pasteurized at a high temperature, you end up with liquid sugar and no added benefits. Our raw honey is simply collected, strained, and jarred for you to enjoy.
Our beeswax products are made as simply as possible from all food grade ingredients for your and yours to enjoy safely! Our Everything Polish, Paw-lish and Salves are best kept in a cool place and used within a year. Our Beeswax Pockets should be wiped with cool water and hung to dry.
The Bee Experience is great for groups and families. You'll spend an hour looking at a model hive body, making your own salve to take home and taste honey. Around the farm stand are bee-friendly plants and the solar wax melter.There is a puzzle for kids to learn about how bees make their home. There's even a wall with wings to dress up as your favourite type of bee! The Experience takes place at the farm stand, but there's no intentional contact with bees.
Don't worry. I'm allergic to bees, too! If you are allergic to other insects (like wasps) the allergy isn't the same. Unless you threaten a bee (or you are a beekeeper who goes into their hive) they're not really interested in you. Also best not to wear high scents out in nature anyway - insects think you're a flower.
Curious Goat General Store is disability and LGBT positive. Sorry, my French is awful. Please let us know if your group has any special needs. We provide ramps and lowered counter for people who need it. Please remember your visit is to our home. We acknowledge and honour the land on which we reside and occupy as part of the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe people.