Welcome to Lulu Island Honey's web page. Our bees collect nectar from the wild flowers that grow in and around Vancouver (100k radius). A perfect treat for those who follow the 100-Mile-Diet plan. Most of our honey comes from the flowers that grow along the Bridgeport Trail. We also bring in some fireweed from the Interior.
Our honey is minimally treated & handled to preserve its flavour and nutrients. We don't use any additives or preservatives. Some of the wildflowers that grow in the area include fireweed, clover, heather, blackberries and others. The color of the honey depends on the time of year and what flowers are currently in bloom; the color tends to darken as the seasons progress (lighter color & milder flavor in the spring and darker color & stronger flavor in the fall). We harvest in the summer, spring and fall in order to capture all the seasonal flavors of Vancouver!
In addition to our standard size jars, we offer mini honey jars for you to give as favours at your next special event. Weddings, bridal showers, baby showers...we cover it all!
We have a number of different sizes, styles and combinations of honey and beeswax candles. Each favour comes with a choice of ribbon and a custom two-sided tag. We also offer four-sided tags for those who may want to include more information about the origins of the honey. Please contact us to discuss how we can customize these favours for your special event.
Wildflower honey is perhaps the most special of all, because the flavour will be different, depending on exactly where it came from, and your local wildflower will have a flavour as unique to your region as the many species of wildflower that grow there. It will also contain grains of pollen from each of those plants, and many people believe that regular exposure to that local pollen reduces allergy problems. Your local beekeeper will sell you honey that has not been heat treated. Large grocery stores do not want honey crystallizing on the shelves, so they generally insist on heat treating to make sure this does not happen. Unfortunately that heat treatment destroys some of the delicate anti-oxidants and enzymes that are naturally present in honey."
Frank I. Reiter, www.BlessedBee.ca
"Burning beeswax produces negative ions that circulate in the room and attract pollutants, in much the same way that a magnet attracts iron filings. Dust, odours, moulds, bacteria, viruses and other toxins are captured and neutralized. Beeswax actually cleans your air.
Paraffin, on the other hand, is a petroleum product, made from the sludge left over from the gasoline and petrochemical refining process. Paraffin produces no negative ions and so adds to the pollutants in your home. Burning paraffin produces toxic combustion by-products, many of which are known to be carcinogens."Bill Reno, www.honeybeecentre.com