Better Tools for Better Beekeeping ™
There are as many methods and styles of beekeeping as there are beekeepers. We offer an approach
that is based on a clear understanding of bee biology. This system of natural science has been
consistently successful for us.
As professional beekeepers, honey producers and mead makers we are devoted to the art of apiculture and endeavour
to improve all aspects in the life of beekeepers and bees.
By providing specialty tools and instructions for the novice, urban and hobbyist beekeeper we hope to encourage
positive and sustainable beekeeping practises.
Beekeeping provides many benefits. Although the initial attraction is the copious amounts of luscious honey and
other hive products, the real life-affirmation occurs with the craft of keeping honey bees. Learning about
their behaviour, interacting with them, and realizing an emotional connection are esoteric yet rewarding.
Beekeeping also contributes to the well being of the environment, nature, agriculture, horticulture and humanity.
The Beekeeper is located in beautiful Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Here, he keeps several apiaries with his center of
operation at Scotch Lake where traditional Meade is made of honey from the lush growth of wildflowers and the naturalized
nectar plants of the old world.
During the busy season, The Beekeeper works with his energetic spouse and apprentices to manage the colonies,
apiaries and honey harvests but can be found in person talking bees, playing chess and selling honey year round at the
Cape Breton Farmers' Market
(Saturdays 8:30am - 1:00pm) or seasonally at the
Mabou Farmers' Market and the
Baddeck Community Market.
This Nova Scotia beekeeper has been a professional apiarist here since the beginning of the twenty-first century.
His experience and spiritual connection with the wonderful, domesticated insects we call honey bees has inspired him
to create and develop new beekeeping devices, tools and books to share with others. These are now available for sale
and can be viewed from the links in the menu bar above under
Books and Tools.
We Sell Meade and Honey
For those who aren't able to come out to one of the Markets to see us, we offer this link to our
meadery where "Magnus Meade"
(honey wine) is our most sought after product.
Our "Gold Leaf Organic Honey" is also available to try.