The Honey


Our honey is raw, unpasteurized, 100% local honey. Hand extracted and double filtered with care. Taste the difference! Learn more.

Hive Hosting

Have one of our hives placed in your yard. We look after it, you enjoy it, and together we share in the bounty at the end of the summer. Learn more.


Other Services


From swarm removal to consultations for new beekeepers, we do it all. Need our help? Learn more.

About Backyard Bee Works

Backyard Bee Works is an urban pollination business founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Mark and Shelley McAlpine. With personal hives located in backyards throughout Guelph’s historic St. Patricks Ward (The Ward), Backyard Bee Works honeybees forage amongst the many fruit trees, local gardens and wild flowers found within the City of Guelph. The nectar gathered by these industrious honeybees is soon transformed into the Backyard Bee Works famously delicious (very) local, honey. Our limited-run honey is raw (unpasteurized), hand extracted and bottled.

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