Sweetness from the Bees
Taste the Sun’s energies magically transformed into delicious and diverse elixirs, by none other than your loving local Bees.
The perfect gift for the dark season that bodes.
Nectars from your glorious gardens have been transformed by our local bees into exquisite flavours and aromas. Perfect for tasting parties!
Each honey represents the entire year’s work of one Queen and her daughters. Single hive honey is extremely rare!
Coming from your neighbourhood gardens means that it has the most wonderful health benefits for you. Perfect for treating your pollen allergies, honey is full of amazing properties infused by flowers essences and amino acids that bees add to the nectar.
Trace minerals, organic enzymes, vitamins B, C and magnesium, honey also contains pre- and probiotics, and an array of flavonoids and phenolic acids that serve as antioxidants.
Honey contains a number of different acids, including 18 amino acids, many different organic acids, as well as aliphatic and aromatic acids. The aromatic acids greatly contribute to the flavor of honey, so delicious!
Honey is actually acidic staying at a pH of approximately 3.5 even when diluted. This is what provides its enduring storage life. In your body however, it is alkaline forming, which is perfect for your continued health.
Antiviral and antibacterial honey is a super wound healer too, but these honeys are so delicious you will have a hard time keeping them in your medicine chest. Solution, buy two bottles!
We will be selling Alter Eden single hive honeys for as long as our small batches last.
Small Batches are labeled to reflect the Water closest to the Bees’ homes. Water is Life!
West Queen West Pollinator Paradise Honey is closest to the Lost River, Garrison Creek. The Bees live in a community garden called Logie Place, it is a lovely urban agriculture sanctuary for local artists and residents.
WQW honey is warm and very sweet, a golden honey, it evokes the diversity of the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood and the super cool BIA planters of WQW.
Frank Crescent Honey on Bracondale Hill is another Garrison Creek Honey. The Bees share a backyard with a beloved friend. They are visited often by a network of sweet gardeners.
Frank Crescent honey is clear white and tangy, with notes of the Elderberry growing on the grounds.
Saugeen River Honey is one of our rural varieties. The Bees live in a Gray County meadow with lots of access to the medicines they derive from trees.
Saugeen River honey is deeply golden hued and evokes the flavours of Summer in the country.
Shaw’s Creek Honey The Bees live in a meadow of Dandelions, Milkweed, Asters and Goldenrod on the GoodLot Hops farm in Caledon.
The Asters in the field turn the Bees’ honey into a buttery cream delight. This is the PERFECT honey for spreading on fresh-baked breads.
Carrot Green Roof Honey Near the Don River the Bees dedicated to Beloved Patrick Conner live in a beautiful community oasis that shares the joys of sustainability.
Clear, light, amazingly complex, with a minty finish, this honey is a rare gift.
Urban Queens and their daughters have produced honey that meets the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs’ standards for Grade One, White, Ontario Honey.
White Honey is among the most rare and while delicate in flavour, we’re sure you will find the aromas and tastes extremely complex, diverse and tantalizing.
We’d love to hear what flower essences and flavour notes you perceive!
Prices for small batch, single hive honey:
4 oz apothecary bottles = $12.50
8 oz apothecary bottles= $24.00
4 oz Tasting Kits – 3 apothecary bottles + a honey tasting flavour wheel = $35.00
8 oz Tasting Kits – 3 apothecary bottles + a honey tasting flavour wheel = $69.00
To have even more fun tasting the varied terroirs, invite us to host a honey tasting at your next community event or we can bring all the fine china, silver and crystal to create a bespoke and intimate sensory tasting event.
Buying Alter Eden Honey will help support your local beekeeper, committed to caring for the health of all pollinators, including our 364 native Toronto species of bees and over 150 species of Butterflies.