Honey & Bees
– Vancouver Island Bees –
Honey & Bees
Chemical free Honey from a diverse and wild range of nectar. Foraged from Big Leaf Maples, Fireweed and Wildflowers.
Seasonally Available Nucleus Colonies By Request.
The unique location of our apiary gives our bee’s access to the one of the most diverse range of ecosystems that Vancouver Island has to offer – and you can taste it in our honey.
Mountain and valley wildflower and fireweed meadows, lush groves of big leaf maple, blackberries and ample fruit trees are all within foraging distance of our hives. The confluence of the beaufort mountains to the coastal lands provides many elevations and different surpluses of nectar throughout the growing seasons. This helps them create a complex and savory sweet raw honey that has to be tasted to be believed.
Fresh Raw Honey and Honeycomb is only offered when available.
In addition to our Raw Honey and Honeycomb from our local apiary in Fanny Bay, we also produce several fusions and infusions made with locally sourced honey from larger producers. All of our honey products are created with Vancouver Island Raw Wildflower Honey. We have created partnerships to support other local small businesses and to give you the best local honey products possible.
Offering a wide range of flavour fusions and infused honeys, Van Isle Wild creates very unique and delicious products to use in everything from teas, sauces and glazes, to charcuterie boards, desserts and ice cream.
By sourcing the highest quality and sustainably foraged herbs and wild foods, and handcrafting all of our products, we ensure premium standards for everything we produce.
Our special blends of hand picked herbs, medicinal plants and Raw Wildflower Honey are our way of bringing Vancouver Island right to your kitchen table. Flavour like no other, while maintaining the nutritional values of raw honey.
There is no taste better than Raw Van Isle Wild!
Vancouver Island Honeybees – Multi-Decade Vancouver Island Honeybee Genetics
If you are looking for strong healthy stock, we have honey bee nucs available for purchase in the spring! Whether you are a seasoned hobbyist wanting to diversify your stock or a new beekeeper looking for your first batch of bees, we have the option of either deep or medium four frame nucs. All of our stock originate from Vancouver Island and are well climatized to our area. We strive to breed a hardy, but gentle bee, and our customers have been impressed with how easy they are to work with. We have them available June 1, or earlier depending on the weather. We do like to make sure that they are settled and laying well before we sell. For more information, or to get your name on our order list, Contact us!
Customer – Jillian S.
May 28 2019
“I purchased a ‘nuc’ of their honeybees and have been so impressed. They settled in quickly, very easy to handle and docile. The queen is this years’ and she is a machine. Beautiful bees and excellent service overall. I’d highly recommend and would buy from them again in a heartbeat..”
Customer – Chrystal E.A.
April 19 2019
I have have been a regular customer of Van Isle Wild for almost two years. Initially I was looking for Honey, this expanded into a weekly egg order and shitake mushroom orders.
The honey that they sell as my mother would say “Is the best honey I’ve ever had”. You can just tell its infused with nature’s beauty.
Angela has been so easy to work with, she’s very thorough with making sure I have everything I need and is always early with her egg deliveries. Payment goes quickly with E transfer and she keeps track for me.
I even had a chance to try their delicious shitake mushrooms. They are a, perfect size and delicious in taste. A great alternative for protein.
Happy hens, happy bees and lots of knowledge with she graciously shares with me.
I look forward to their next products!