Lulu Island Honey

Local Wildflower Honey & Wedding Favours from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Taste the Changing Seasons of Vancouver

Welcome to Lulu Island Honey's web page. Our bees collect nectar from the wildflowers that grow in and around Vancouver, BC.  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. 
Did you know that the color of honey depends on the time of year and what flowers are currently in bloom?  The colour tends to darken as the seasons progress (lighter colour and milder flavour in the spring and darker colour & stronger flavour in the fall).  We harvest in the spring, summer and fall in order to capture all the seasonal flavours of Vancouver!

Personalized, Hand-Made, Eco-Chic, Favours

In addition to our standard sizes, we offer mini-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 sizes, styles and combinations of honey, tea 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.

Our Story

In 2010, Opa was turning 65 and was ready to retire.   With all that extra time on his hands, we needed to find him a gift that could also function as a hobby. Someone suggested getting him a beehive.  This was a completely unexpected idea...we knew nothing about beekeeping. So we purchased a copy of Beekeeping for Dummies and a small hive and he was hooked!  We soon discovered that 10 year old Cole had just as much passion for beekeeping as his grandpa, so Opa went out and bought a second hive for Cole's 11th birthday. Soon little sister Courtney wanted in on the action.  At first we gave honey away to our friends as gifts. When the demand exceeded supply, we knew it was time to set up as a business.  We chose a name which reflects where our honey comes from...our hometown of Richmond sits on Lulu Island, originally named after a local actress from the mid-1900's.  Today we have several hives in Richmond and Abbotsford, and the harvesting is done by Opa, Oma and their two eager grandkids.  The rest of us pitch in a little, too!