HoneyBee Sanctuary
West Kootenays - a perfect place for honeybees, quiet and protected
From hobby beekeepers to bee guardians
Protecting honeybees today for brighter tomorrow
In 2011 we have found a perfect place in the West Kootenays. There has never been any agriculture and will never be, meaning that the land/soil is not poisoned. There is lots of forest with mature trees and undisturbed meadows.
The needs and well-being of the honeybees are number one on our priority list. Wild Honey Apiary is a safe place, quiet and protected, with ample forage for the bees grown with organic/biodynamic methods and free of GMO crops and pesticides in the vicinity. Only the true surplus honey is taken from the hives.

Instead of focusing on how much honey we can get from the bees we ask what can be done to protect, strengthen and heal them.

Our research is based on:

  • intense observation of the honeybees' behavior, at the entrance, in the hive and out in the field
  • beekeeping methods respecting the bees innate needs - Biologically Appropriate Beekeeping
  • exploration into hive shapes supporting the bees' need for nest scent and nest warmth
What We Do
Everyday we work hard to make life of honeybees better and happier
  • Education
    It is our commitment to teach and spread understanding of the true nature of the honeybee and her innate needs in order to heal the damages we have inflicted on her with modern beekeeping methods and agricultural practices that have been developed over the last century.
  • Kootenay Bee Project
    Breeding hardy bees that would thrive in our severe climate naturally without any treatment.
  • Apitherapy
    Introducing healing powers of a honeybee colony and their products to people.
  • Custom Hives that are suited for Honeybees
    Introducing and custom building Warre and Log hives to the beekeeping community.
  • Wild Mountain Honey
    Our Kootenay bees reward us with wild, raw, better-than-organic honey that we share with you.
What You Can Do
There are lots of things that you can do to help support the honeybee:
  • 1
    Plant bee forage in your yard or on your balcony. Please make sure you use plants that were grown without pesticides and neonicotinoids. Grow your own plants from heirloom seeds.
  • 2
    Become a beekeeper by hosting a natural honeybee hive.
  • 3
    If you have to buy honey, please buy from hobby beekeepers that put well-being of their honeybees at the top of the priority list.
  • 4
    Please concider making a donation to support our work.