HOW IT WORKS

The Hiveshare Program, explained

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Hiveshare program was created for people to enjoy unique, local, unpasteurized, artisanal honey from the nectar of the vast variety of plant life in the gardens, fields and wildflowers found here in our area. Becoming a member is easy and anyone can participate.


You choose a quarter, half or whole hive and the share of the honey produced by that colony is delivered to your door shortly after it is harvested and extracted.

Beekeeper at Work
Beekeeper with Honeycomb

HOW TO JOIN

Each year you can increase or decrease your share of honey for the following year. You can join anytime throughout the year. 

 

All equipment is new and must be built and painted, so the initial cost is higher. In the second year and thereafter the cost of local, unpasteurized, artisan honey is significantly cheaper. You can trade up or down in each year. 

 

Typically a full hive will produce 14-18 L of honey per year. This is equivalent to 23 - 26 kilograms or 51 - 57 pounds of honey.

YEARLY RATES

​Full Hive

First Year: $800

Following Years : $400

​Half Hive

First Year: $450

Following Years : $225

​Quarter Hive

First Year: $250

Following Years : $125

Piece of Honeycomb
Image by Meggyn Pomerleau

OWNERSHIP

You are purchasing the honey, not the hives. Comb and beeswax can be purchased separately on this website. Payment is up front and delivery is free in Georgina.  

I regularly give free tours of my apiary, from May to September, with the opportunity to "pet the bees" and sample honey directly from the warm honeycomb. Contact me directly and we can sort out a day & time.