We are very excited to announce that our store will be open to customers as of Wednesday, May 20th. Our biggest concern in preparing for this process is that our customers can be and feel safe in our store. We won’t be doing tastings of honey for a while, but we will be able to fill bulk honey orders.
We have worked diligently to comply with all requirements as set out by WorkSafe BC and with Safe Foods Canada in order to create a safe atmosphere. We have rearranged the store to allow for better flow. All products that are food or food-related are protected. Our hours will be slightly adjusted to allow us time in the morning to ensure that everything is clean and disinfected, so our hours will be 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, and Sundays will still be by appointment only.
We request that all customers coming in the store please wear face masks. If you do not have one, we will have some here for you to use, and for those who are unable to wear a mask, we will still do curb delivery for you.
We request that all customers practice social distancing. For us, this means that we can have three customers in the store at any time. If someone is ahead of you, please wait until they have left before you enter.
If you are bringing a container in for filling, please do not set it down on any of the counters. You must hold on to it until we are ready to take it to fill it. Once it is filled, it will be passed back to you, and again because of necessary health protocols, we ask that you do not set it down in the store.
For our commercial customers, we have started regular scheduled deliveries. We have attempted to get copies of that schedule as well as our protocol changes to all of you, however if you did not receive one, please contact us and we will get it to you right away.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT DURING THESE TRYING TIMES.
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!
We have both Okanagan Wildflower (clear) honey and creamed honey available. We sell it in 500g and 1kg jars, as well as in 3kg, 5kg, and 15 kg buckets. We also have bear containers that hold 375g of Okanagan Wildflower honey.
We are happy to work with wedding parties to create the perfect wedding favors for your guests. Our wedding favors are 45ml (approx 1/4 cup) clear hexagon jars of Okanagan Wildflower honey, capped with a gold lid.
Our flavored honey is made with the finest creamed honey, mixed with natural flavoring.
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.
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.
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.
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.