Mellifera Bees produces distinctive, hand-crafted honey infusions of exceptional quality. Each jar contains un-filtered honey harvested from happy hives in neighbourhoods not so far from the Lower Mainland and British Columbia.
Suffused with a rich bouquet of aromatic flavours, the honey’s unique character is produced from the wild wanderings of Mellifera bees and enhanced with a delicate blend of spices or fruit. Each ingredient is chosen for quality and freshness and sourced exclusively from small, independently owned British Columbia companies specializing in certified Organic, Fair Trade comestibles.
Served alongside other high quality foods, Mellifera honeys pair beautifully with wine, artisan cheeses and crusty French bread. Enjoy it drizzled over homemade ice cream, stirred into hot beverages, added to dressings or alone on a spoon.
Delectable, elegant and lovingly prepared, Mellifera products make ideal gifts for all occasions. Borrowing its name from the Latin Apis Mellifera, or “honey-bearing bee,” Mellifera Bees was founded by beekeeper Melissa Cartwright, whose first name means “honey bee.”
Cardamom Infused Honey:
Transport your cup of fine black tea to the dusty spice markets of southern India as the Queen of Spices greets the Queen of the Hive with Mellifera Bees Cardamom Infused Honey.
Rich, spicy and imbued with a wanderlust spirit, Mellifera laces its wonderfully piquant wildflower honey with cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon and orange rind to create a decadent treat worthy of special occasions.
- pure vanilla bean ice cream, mancheego cheese or plain goat’s milk yogurt
- In winter: lace mulled wine and rum cakes
Lemon Infused Honey:
Bathed in sunshine, effervescent with good health, the blond perfume of nature’s cheeriest fruit imparts vim, vigour and zing to the wisdom and sophistication of our naturally fresh honey.
More than a tonic for whatever ails you – be it a sore throat or a soggy disposition – Mellifera Lemon Infused Honey is bright and balanced, offering a panacea appropriate to every meal.
-grilled chicken or salmon, fruit salad, or a simple cup of hot water.
- In winter: Rooibos tea
Ginger Infused Honey:
You may expect a zing, but the sweet softness of honey takes the sharpness from the ginger exposing the full spectrum of ginger’s offering.
- Try sweetening a salad dressings or marinade with it
- In winter: add to a chai tea, or use as a glaze for roasted root vegetables.
Rose Infused Honey:
The most romantic of pairings. Warm days brings us enchanting fragrant roses, and moments to stop and smell these delicate beauties. Soft, supple but certainly a flavour you’ll instantly recognize, rose infused honey can become your daily small luxury or perhaps something you save to share with beloved friends.
- Warm scones from the oven with salted butter or use it sweeten your whipped cream for topping dinner party desserts.
- In winter: chamomile tea