Elfsong Apiaries
Tweed Ontario
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Honey

The honey my bees produce is pure, natural and unpasteurized. Our main honey season starts with Blueweed. Much of the first comb honey in this region comes from Blueweed. With the arrival of summer the White Sweet Clover is in full bloom. It is our best honey producer. Its honey is a light golden colour with an excellent flavour. When it granulates it’s crystals are very fine, making an excellent crystallized honey. As August nears Purple Loosestrife begins to bloom. Purple Loosestrife has become our second most abundant honey crop in recent years. On it own Purple Loosestrife is rather bitter but combined with Clover and Goldenrod it makes an excellent stronger tasting honey. With the approach of fall it’s Goldenrod’s turn to mark our fields with its yellow flowers. It’s honey is darker but mild in flavour. Once September has arrived we leave to the bees whatever honey they have collected. It will be for their nourishment and enjoyment in the long winter ahead.

Beeswax Bodycream

My parents have been making this cream for over thirty years. I continue their tradition of using pure beeswax obtained from our bees, the finest oils and spring water in the making of this cream. In the 31 years that I have been making beeswax bodycream, many people have commented on its efficacy in prevention and healing of dry skin. This includes chapped skin, lips and dry cuticles. Others have found it invaluable in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. Customers have recommended it for the healing of insect bites, poison ivy, skin allergies and cold sores. This cream is thick so we recommend that you use it in small amounts. A little goes a long way. To use, apply at the first sign of dryness or symptoms. Use every day or two as needed. Medically this product has not been tested. Beeswax, with its wonderful antibacterial quality, combined with oils have been used to soothe the minor aches of folks across the centuries.

Testimonials

I have to tell you my story about its cream. My son has a very serious eczema on the elbow for many years. The only treatment to reduce the itching and redness depends on the prescription cream totally. Two years ago by a chance I bought this cream at a farm market in North York, and tried it at home. Surprisingly it worked very well on my son’s skin! It is amazing actually! Just recently I received my order from Mark and it also works perfect! So I want to share my experience with you that Mark is a very helpful and kind person! We are very lucky to meet him and find an effective products for eczema treatment! My son said he wants to see him at his bee farm! Hahahaha Thank you Mark! See you this summer! Jessie, Richmond Hill, Ontario

Love your honey. I usually buy 4-6 jars over the summer @ The North York Farmers Market since I live about a block away. Nothing nicer then buttered toast smothered with Elfsong honey !! Tim, North York Ont

I have been using Elfsong’s beeswax cream for over 15 years. There is nothing like this product in the market; it is gentle, non-greasy and it conditions the skin creating an imperceptible protective layer that lasts for hours. The beeswax cream can be used all over the body safely. I use it mostly on my hands, elbows, and face. I fully recommend this product, once you use it you will see why. Yo he estado usando la crema de cera de abejas de Elfsong por más de 15 años. No hay ningún otro producto como este en el mercado; es sutil, no es grasoso y acondiciona la piel creando una capa protectora imperceptible que dura por varias horas. La crema de cera de abejas puede ser utilizada en todo el cuerpo sin problemas. Yo la uso mayormente en las manos, codos y cara. Yo recomiendo ampliamente este producto, una vez que lo use sabrá porqué. Cristina Rowe, Toronto, Ontario

Just bought the beeswax body cream at the farmers market downtown today. I love it love it love it. Amazing stuff. Carrie, Toronto, Ontario

Markets

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  43.652965, -79.383248 Elfsong Apiaries Wednesdays June-October 8am-2pm

Nathan Philips Square

Toronto, Ontario

Wednesday May 29 2019 until the middle of October. I can be found at the yellow bee in front of the Public Library and Cafe on the Square.

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  43.767753, -79.413581

Mel Lastman Square

North York, Toronto, Ontario

Thursday May 23 2019 until the end of October. I can be found at the spot marked by the yellow bee.

About Me

I have been selling honey, beeswax bodycream and flowers since 1986. My father is a beekeeper so I grew up with bees. I have approximately 100 hives. There are more hives some years than others depending on how they fare through the winter. My hives are located in the area east of Tweed, 40 km north of Belleville. The bodycream is made from the beewax produced by my bees.

photo credit-Charles Jean Sucsan, Chris Nolen