Hive Hosting Plan
Step 1: You Host package
Start your apiary with local honeybees & eqiupment
After the initial site inspection at your home or business, Mystic Sister will provide you with hive equipment and honeybees.
We naturally raise our own honeybees and Queens and when our own supply sells out, we work with local, certified bee-breeders who manage their honeybee colonies organically. All equipment is made from local, premium Ontario Pine.
Step 2: Maintain a happy, healthy colony with
BIODYNAMIC HIVE MANAGEMENT
Upon delivery and installation, your hives will be inspected, managed, and cared for by a certified sustainable urban beekeeper frequently throughout the year.
Education and guidance on planting pollinator gardens will be provided for all clients, prioritising native flowers and herbs that provide habitat for wild, native pollinators and forage for all pollinators, including your honeybees!
Honey is harvested and bottled seasonally and delivered to you, while ensuring the bees save enough for winter.
Plastic-free bee hives ensure that the honey does not come into contact with any petro-chemical residues during production.
Bees are able to build comb freely, according to their own sacred instincts.
Observation of the rhythms and cycles of the earth, sun, moon, stars, and planets helps us understand the subtle ways that the environment and wider cosmos influence the growth and development of hives.
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Natural Beekeeping and Pollinator Gardening Consulting and Workshops
Edible and Native Pollinator Gardening consultations are available at an hourly rate.
Biodynamic Beekeeping & Gardening workshops are available.
Workshops for children and adults include: honeybee life cycle & biology, beekeeping throughout the seasons, biodynamic urban gardening, making herbal remedies using products of the hive.
Hive Share program (we host)
If your home or business isn't suitable to host hives, you can still support the bees by purchasing a quarter, half or full hive share in one of our Toronto apiaries!
You will receive:
A harvest share (quarter, half or full) of raw, hyper-local honey produced from your personal hive.
Meet your hive and enjoy a tour of the apiary an urban beekeeping workshop and a honey tasting for 2 people.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I get started?
Simple! Contact us and we will schedule a free site inspection to see if your location is suitable for our local honeybee hives.
Do I need a big yard or rooftop to host hives?
No! Urban beekeeping takes advantage of many spaces - both conventional and unconventional! If you have a patio, flat rooftop, yard or farm - we would be happy to work with you.
What is Biodynamics?
Do I get to keep the honey from my hives?
Yes! You receive a share of your own hyper-local honey when you host hives with Mystic Sister. And this is no ordinary honey. Mystic Sister is Toronto's only beekeeping company to offer plastic free and biodynamic hive services. That means your honey will not only be hyper local, but of the highest quality on the market.