The mysterious and fascinating honey bee is a constant source of inspiration to us. Many of the same flowers that the bees collect nectar from can be used in herbal preparations to ensure health and well being in humans.
We keep bees and grow herbs on our farm in Prince Edward County, Ontario. We combine beeswax and propolis with organic herbs to make natural healthful products. We are a small, farm based business. Our sandy soil and the lake effect combine to make ideal growing conditions for many of the herbs we use in our products. All of our products are made by hand in our workshop in our straw bale farmhouse.
~except for the honey which is made by the bees!
Bay Woodyard and Gavin North founded honey Pie Hives & Herbals in Prince Edward County in 2000, combining their creative talents and interest in natural healing with a desire to reconnect with our community and our greater natural environment.
Bay is a Graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and her skills as an artist are evident in her product labels. Her interest in bees extends back to her youth on PEI, when she earned her Girl Guide badge for beekeeping.
Gavin North is a lifelong gardener and foodie, whose oratorical skills helped coalesce an important aspect of early Honey Pie sales: the medicine show performance.
We built our straw bale farmhouse from 2004-2006 with the help of family and friends. To see photos of the process click on the photo gallery link above.