North America's First Forest Honey
Beekeepers in North America strive to set their apiaries (bee houses) up in agricultural areas to take advantage of blooming agricultural crops. Our bees are foraging on the native wildflower blooms, nectar from trees and honey dew. Aphids, scale insects and whiteflies, produce honeydew from the sap of trees and other plants. Honey from a forest source is generally darker, more flavorful and contains more minerals than traditional honey. It is also widely accepted that, people can reduce or eliminate plant allergy symptoms (hay fever) by eating honey produced in a forest source.
The 600.000 bees (20 hives) of Haliburton Forest are also going to be the subject of a research project being conducted by The University of Toronto's Faculty of Forestry in conjunction with Haliburton Forest investigating the impact of the non-native honeybee on naturally occurring pollinators.
Honey produced by the bees will be available for sale at Haliburton Forest and the Forest Stores (located in the villages of Haliburton and Huntsville)