Deepening connection to the natural world.

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Hi, I'm Elis, and I'll be your beekeeper! I live on an off-grid homestead with partner Jess, dog Lumi and cat Sumoe. We actively respect the land and take time to regenerate it through permaculture. We harness the sun for power, rain for water and harvest the wood for heat, taking only what we need. My pronouns are Elis/They/Them.

Why the Curious Goat name? I started our enterprise by making goat cheese. Then I 'inherited' some bee colonies from our family in 2014. Since then I switched to a range of garden offerings and honey and added Earth-friendly beeswax products.  As we continued to grow our gardens and bee yard, I use provincial beekeeping best practices.

I hope Curious Goat General Store supports a deeper appreciation of the connections between bees, ecosystems and the food we eat.

I live and operate Curious Goat General Store on the operates on the ceded and unceded territory of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, Wendat, the Mississauga of the Anishnaabe, and most recently the Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) people of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, who live at Kenhté:ke (Tyendinaga). I am here as a guest on this land As a settler, I’m proud to continue work dating back hundreds of years to the first Haudenosaunee agriculturalists, alongside Indigenous peoples here and in the Bay of Quinte, in keeping with the Two Row Wampum. As a settler, I continually learn so I can be a better ally for Indigenous Human Rights and Sovereignty.