MEET THE BEEKS

HUNNABEES HONEY & CO. IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY DAVE & KERI NICOLAOU, 3RD GENERATION BEEKEEPERS. IT IS OUR MISSION TO EDUCATE AND EQUIP BOTH BEEKEEPERS AND THE PUBLIC TO BEST HELP OUR POLLINATORS THRIVE, THROUGH PROMOTING ETHICAL AND RESPONSIBLE BEEKEEPING, WITH A FOCUS ON EDUCATION AND OUR ENVIRONMENT.
WE FIRST BEGAN OUR JOURNEY ON SCUGOG ISLAND (PORT PERRY), AND PURCHASED OUR 100 ACRE FARM IN MILLBROOK IN 2016. IN 2017 WE BROKE GROUND ON OUR 6000 SQ FT EDUCATION FACILITY, THEN TACKLED OUR BUSINESS FULL TIME IN 2018.  WE AIM TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF OUR FARM AND HONEY PRODUCTION THROUGH ONGOING INNOVATION AND MINIMIZING WASTE. 
WE FOSTER CROPS THAT ARE POLLINATOR FRIENDLY, INCLUDING MILKWEED, CONEFLOWER, LAVENDER, BORAGE AND MORE (CLICK HERE FOR OUR FAVOURITES). OUR FARM FEATURES ACRES OF WILDFLOWERS, EXPANDING EACH YEAR. WE PLANT 10 FLOWERS FOR EVERY JAR OF NATURAL HONEY SOLD, AND AIM TO EXPAND THIS PROJECT IN THE COMING YEARS WITH NEW SITES, AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION. WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SCALE OUR FLOWER PRODUCTION THIS SPRING THANKS TO A NEW ADDITION TO OUR FACILITY, A 300 SQ FT GREENHOUSE. WE ARE ALSO THRILLED TO HAVE PARTNERED WITH ALUS PETERBOROUGH TO DEVELOP AN ADDITIONAL 10 ACRES OF NATIVE MEADOWS THIS FALL.

WE HAVE TEAMED UP WITH LOCAL FARMERS AND LANDOWNERS AND NOW HAVE 9 BEE YARDS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE PETERBOROUGH, SCUGOG, AND THE KAWARTHA LAKES REGIONS. WE HAVE SOME EXCITING LOCATIONS PLANNED FOR OUR 2022 SEASON.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE JUNIOR BEEKEEPER PROGRAM AND EXPAND WITH MORE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO THE YOUTH IN OUR REGION. 
WE HAVE EXPANDED OUR TOUR OFFERINGS FOR THE 2022 SEASON, WITH A NEW SLOVENIAN STYLE BEE HOUSE ADDED AT THE END OF OUR INTERACTIVE POLLINATOR TRAIL. CLICK HERE TO BROWSE OUR TOURS. 
CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES AS WE CONTINUE TO GROW WITH YOU.

- DAVE & KERI