News + Events

All the latest news from around the farm.

Haskap berries and anti-oxidants

Haskap have very high levels of anti-oxidant.  Research has shown them to exceed even blueberry levels.  As a known super-fruit, we grow them and use them for jam, syrup, frozen berries, and baking.  My personal favorites are mixing frozen berries into pancakes and...

Wax Cappings Extractor Frame now available!

Our very own invention and now patent pending "Wax Cappings Extractor Frame" is now available!  Save your valuable honey during the extraction process by separating more of it from those wax cappings.  The frames are loaded with the honey/wax mixture during extraction...

Blue Heron Gardens has some new birds!

In April we had the opportunity of attending the Alberta Prairie Ornamental Aviculture spring auction. It was the first Ornamental bird auction I've been to and it was a lot of fun! There was a wide variety of peacocks, pheasants, ducks, chickens, turkeys, rabbits....

Reasons not to wear rings while beekeeping

Yesterday was an eventful day for me. It was funny in a way because I really did not have a good feeling about it from the start. I stopped at the local apiary to pick up the package bees we had ordered. It went well enough, all the packages were ready to go. 25 of...

Getting ready for the season

What do beekeepers do in the offseason? They take some holidays then get ready for the next season of course! They take holidays in the winter time because they're way too busy to do this in the summertime. July and August are the busy months for the apiary. In the...

Winter checkup at Blue Heron Gardens

Jeff and I went to check the beehives last weekend because the weather was so nice. It was above freezing so we expected the bees to be flying about and this would give us a good indication which hives were still alive. So crunch, crunch, crunch, through the snow in...

A new year at Blue Heron Gardens!

Hi, this is Julie and I'm excited for the new year at Blue Heron Gardens! We had a very interesting year last year. It was a hard recovery with the bees in the spring of 2015 after a bear destroyed a large portion of our lives right before we were to wrap them for the...

Srayko Honey acquired

Blue Heron Gardens is pleased to announce we have acquired "Srayko Honey". We look forward to providing you the same highest quality honey and standards John provided to his customers.

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