Our Sandbanks bees live out on Salmon Point – an area that was once referred to as Wicked Point by sailors due to the high number of shipwrecks in the area. Their three-kilometre forage radius includes the eastern end of Sandbanks Provincial Park – home to the largest freshwater sand dunes in the world.
The bees collect nectar from wild trees such as Maple and Basswood which bloom in spring and produce a pale honey with a mild or minty flavour. Summer forage includes wildflowers like Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and thistles, as well as alfalfa and clovers from the surrounding hayfields. Their honey tends to be light in colour with a fresh, grassy flavour reminiscent of sun drenched meadows.