|Neighbourhood |||Pitt Meadows|
|Cross Street |||Harris Road|
Profile Last Updated: August 20, 2008
Pitt Meadows is abuzz thanks to the Honeyland farm that attracts hives of curious visitors. Honeyland breeds strains of disease-resistant honeybees, minimizing the use of bee drugs and any contamination to the colony and hive products. All of the bees are raised in Honeyland’s organic blueberry farm and pesticide-free fruit orchards, which ensures the most pure and natural products. At Honeyland, you can buy a host of products under the Dr. Bee label, such as honey, pollen, royal jelly, blueberries (fresh and dry), candles, treats and candies, candles, as well as hive equipment and beekeeper suits and tools.
The Buzz on Learning
Honeyland is a great place for children to go for a fun learning experience. Kids can partake in an interactive and educational tour that will give them a bird’s eye view into the world of bees. They will learn, among other things, how honey is taken from bees and where bee pollen and royal jelly come from. The tour also offers a sweet treat (a raw honey tasting contest) and a creative activity (beeswax candle making). Children get some hands-on experience by partaking in activities such as honey extraction and dressing up like a beekeeper. Birthday parties and school trips welcome!
Whether you hope to become a beekeeper or you just want to learn how to make beeswax candles, there are plenty of opportunities for educational workshops at Honeyland. Workshops run for up to two hours and can be booked by individuals or groups at a special rate. Workshop topics have included organic gardening, making honey-based beauty products and an introduction to apitherapy. Every July, the farm also hosts a bee and blueberry festival that attracts thousands of visitors.
Parking: Free parking lot