Your Place for Bees
Our success is deeply rooted in providing exceptional honeybees and offering outstanding customer service. We are deeply committed to utilizing the latest methods in treating our bees.
We are also committed to be Eco-Friendly in re-using materials that come with being an internet-based company. We will recycle packing for boxes and recycle computer equipment.
Every jar is a gift from the honeybees What makes our honey special? We have a long list of answers. It’s pure, raw, unfiltered, undiluted, unblended, never processed or pasteurized. Each of which contributes to the quality and flavor of our honey in a host of complex ways. We specialize in sunflower honey as we enjoy the flavor the sunflower nectar produces.
This classic honey is perfect for stirring into tea, spreading on toast or making a peanut butter and banana sandwich. It also works beautifully in salad dressings, over grilled meat and in champagne cocktails.
Our honeybees are of local stock and are selected for the following genetic characteristics, strong winter survivability, gentle behavior for when working the hive and good honey production. We look for stock that will build up quickly in the spring and show strong versatility for the ever-changing weather conditions in the spring. We incorporate honeybees from other local suppliers to strengthen our genetic pool for our honeybees to draw from. We here at Lee’s Bees have started to test for Varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH). We are always looking for way to improve our honeybees.
Varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH) is a behavioral trait of honeybees in which honeybees detect and remove bee pupae that are infested by the parasitic mite Varroa destructor. Varroa is considered to be the most destructive pest problem for honeybees worldwide. (VSH) activity results in significant resistance to the mites. We are in the early days of developing (VSH) stock, but we are starting to lay the ground work for mite resistant stock with in our operation.
We are excited to take part in a health monitoring program for our honeybees. This program gives us a good understanding on ways to improve the heath of our honeybees and increase honey production. Further, adoption of these strategies is associated with reduced colony losses, less use of chemical treatments and antibiotics, lowering operating costs.
The Manitoba Bee Health Monitoring Program is designed to provide Manitoba beekeepers with additional resources to help monitor the health of their colonies at multiple time points over the beekeeping season. This program is offered by (KRTP) Knowledge & Research Transfer Program.