Toronto Honeys is a love story between two beekeepers, thousands of bees, and millions of flowers.
Shawn Caza and Melissa Berney met in 2010, sharing a passion for local food, environmental sustainability, and bees.
After years spent learning the art of urban beekeeping they started their own hives in 2012.
We think bees are just about the most amazing thing going. We try to respect them with a bee-centric approach that meets or exceeds organic management practices.
We keep only a small number of colonies at each site, to ensure there is plenty left to eat for the hundreds of kinds of wild bees that also call Toronto home.
We custom design and build hives to be more people, planet and bee friendly.
We use: offcuts from woodworkers, old printing press plates for roofing, burlap bags from coffee shops and left over saw dust to insulate.
We’re bike based beekeepers. Visits to the bees and transport of just about everything other than live bees happen by pedal power.