Wild Mountain Honey Farm
Dianne and I have been keeping bees for over 25 years, mostly on our farm outside of Armstrong on the side of Rose Swanson Mtn. We have about 250 hives and we produce Queens and nucleus hives for other beekeepers in Western Canada. We have developed a great stock of bees that are good overwinterers, good honey producers, and very gentle. We are also breeding and selecting bees that have good grooming tendencies to protect themselves from mites. Our bees go to different crops during the season. Some are collecting valley bottom nectar from alfalfa, sweet clover, dandelion, and white dutch clover. We also have snowberry honey from the mountains, and we have been taking bees to the herbal farms and have them work the plants like echinacea. We do not use any antibiotics for brood diseases but use observation and strict cleanliness. We re-queen most hives every second year so we have young vigorous queens. We also collect bee pollen which we feed back to the bees in early spring to give them an early start, vitality and strong brood patterns. Our honey has won many prizes over the years at fairs and conferences. It has gained points for its low moisture content, clarity, lightness in colour, and its great taste. This is partly due to our extracting with low heat, which preserves its natural enzymes, vitamins, and flavour. We feel that we have developed a wonderful, natural product that enhances health and vitality in those that enjoy it! Thanks for your interest! Reg and Dianne, Wild Mountain Honey Farm, (250) 546-6149.