Since 2014 we have been building on a dream of providing locally sourced food inthe Calgary Market. Starting with our urban garden at our home we have been growing produce and raising bees to determine what does best in Calgary. Over the past two years we have focused on growing our apiaries and producing products from the hive.
Our beekeeping goal is sustainable practices and self-sufficiency. We use cultural management, organic acid treatment and selective breeding to meet the challenges of our local environmental conditions, pests and diseases.
Over the past four seasons we have grown our apiary from five urban colonies to over 70 rural colonies. We locate each of our hives in areas of diverse forage sources for healthier happier bees to produce fantastic honey reflecting the nectar sources of the river environments, wetlands, native and pasture lands.
We started our vegetable garden to have local and easy access to fresh produce. Over time, our garden has expanded from a small corner to over 1400 sq ft of growing area, and we are thrilled to have enough volume that we can share the produce with others.
We experiment with heirloom, open-pollinated seed and organic practices to find non-typical vegetables that grows best in Calgary's demanding conditions.