The Honey

Did you know?
A single bee can produce around 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in their lifetime. Their average lifespan is about 15 to 38 days, although they can live up to 140 days during the winter season. To make a single pound of honey, bees have to visit around 2 million flowers. Per trip, bees visit around 50 to 100 flowers. During a single flight, worker bees can gather as much as 1 drop of nectar. Bees make about 1 to 24 trips on a single day.

The honey produced by Back Yard Bee Works’ urban hives is raw, unpasteurized 100% local honey. Flavours and colours will vary between hives and locations, with even side-by-side hives producing markedly different honey depending on where the bees have chosen to forage. Honey from our hives are hand extracted and double filtered – and that’s it! Honey by it’s very nature is anti-bacterial and does not require heating or pasteurization. High temperature heating is often applied to commercial honey to keep it in a liquid state, but at the same time excessive heat can destroy much of honey’s nutritional value, taste and colour. With Back Yard Bee Work’s raw honey, you taste the honey exactly as nature intended, with all the natural flavours and enzymes intact.

Natural honey will often crystallize over time – if you prefer your honey in a liquid state you can easily and gently dissolve the honey crystals by placing your sealed jar in a warm water bath (never boiling water) and allow the honey to slowly return to liquid. Liquid or solid, raw honey is the best you’ll ever taste.


250g jar – $5 ON SALE NOW


1kg jar – $12 (CURRENTLY SOLD OUT)


3kg tub – $30 (CURRENTLY SOLD OUT)


 Backyard Small Batch Select: Premium Honey, 350ml Jars, $15 (ONLY 6 JARS REMAINING)


From the Back Yard Bee Works personal reserve of exceptional tasting honey. This limited small batch honey is selected each season for its unique flavours, including notable tastes of spice, citrus or other fruits. Each year the flavour can be dramatically different, and it’s our chance to highlight our favourites of the season. This particular batch is from a single (1) large honey super from one of our busier Ward hives. When you taste it, you’re sampling a single moment of time, a snapshot of those few summer days the bees gathered the nectar that made this particular, tiny amount of honey.


Other Products


1oz tin Old School Tattoo Balm – $10

Backyard Bee Works Old School Tattoo Balm is specially formulated for to help maintain tattoo health without lifting tattoo ink, or disrupting the natural healing process. With 100% natural ingredients known for their soothing, anti-bacterial properties, Old School Tattoo Balm is fast absorbing and won’t clog your skin or smother your tattoo. Packaged in a handy pocket sized 1oz tin, take it with you to use whenever necessary.

No chemicals, petroleum, lanolin, parabens or artificial ingredients. Canadian made,not tested on animals.

100% All natural ingredients. Some separation may occur. Contains: Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Local Unrefined Beeswax, Organic Comfrey, Organic Calendula, Organic St. John’s Wort, Organic Yarrow, Organic Chickweed, Local Raw Honey, Lemon Oil Extract