ORCHARD BLOSSOM HONEY

The Okanagan Valley's very best honey! 

A honey bee in an apple blossom, gathering nectar and pollen.

Orchard Blossom brand honey, started 36 years ago in Keremeos, British Columbia, has moved to Armstrong, to be part of Home Sweet Home Apiaries, continuing the tradition of providing local honey straight from our very own hives.


You can find our products, including our local honey and creamed honey, in stores throughout the valley. You can also purchase them directly at our farm gate store, where we also have bulk honey sales. Bring your bucket, and we'll fill it up. If you don't live in the Okanagan Valley, call us or drop us a line, and we'll be happy to send your order to you. 


Along with our bulk, liquid, and creamed honey, check out our other products listed below! 

FLAVORED HONEY

Our flavored honey is made with the finest creamed honey, mixed with natural flavoring. 


Flavors include:


Blackberry


Blueberry


Cherry


Cinnamon


Ice Wine


Lemon


Maple


Peach


Raspberry


Saskatoon


Strawberry

Seasonal Flavors include:


Cranberry (Fall/Winter)


Pumpkin Spice (Fall/Winter) 


Watermelon (Spring/Summer) 

POLLEN

A honey bee collecting pollen from a flower.
A honey bee flying to the hive with pollen.

When bees forage for nectar from the flowers, they also gather pollen that they bring back to the hive. Pollen contains all known vitamins, all 23 amino acids, all 27 minerals, all trace elements, hormones, and enzymes, as well as carbohydrates and  high amounts of protein. Beekeepers 'trap' the pellets of pollen as the bees take it into the hive. 


Why pollen? 


It relieves inflammation

It is an antioxidant

It improves liver health

It strengthens the Immune system

It is a valuable dietary supplement

It eases symptoms of menopause

It is a stress reducer

It accelerates healing. 


When we 'trap' the pollen, we make sure to do it for only very limited periods in order to not deprive the bees of something so vital to them. 

PROPOLIS

Bees use propolis, a sticky, resinous material, to seal holes and cracks in the hive, which then blocks out dangerous microbes and fungi. It is a natural anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant. 


Why Propolis? 


It discourages infections

It is a treatment for burns

It is a treatment for ear infections

It supports the immune system

It is a treatment for nail infections

It promotes dental health


We have propolis available in capsules, throat/skin spray, and tincture in both alcohol and glycerin. 

Honey bees and a propolis trap to gather propolis.