Pioneer Brand Honey
Vaughan - February 15th, 2023 - Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, so what better way to commemorate a sugar hangover than to talk about something sweet! I am throwing it back now to November 2021 when I visited Pioneer Brand Honey on a whim.
Buried amongst the trees on 15th Sideroad in King Township, I saw an eye-catching sign with a bee on it as I was driving home from another Harvest Hunters stop. I decided to slow down as I approached the sign, and turned into the long driveway when I was approached by a cute-as-can-be cottage-like house. The house was decorated with lovely cottage chairs and bee-themed decor, creating a very bright and welcoming environment. I parked my car out front and went into the store where I was greeted by a lovely woman. The store was small but filled with a variety of items from their homemade honey, beeswax candles, and aromatherapy products, as well as products from other retailers including home decor.
It all started around 1930 at the forks of the Don River in Toronto when Charles Sauriol started with his first colony of bees. A passionate naturalist and recipient of the order of Canada for his land conservation work. Sauriol passed his passion to Grandson Andre Flys who now manages Pioneer Brand and hundreds of colonies of bees with the help of his family. Their store sits on top of the headwaters of the Humber River on the beautiful rolling hills of the Oak ridges moraine in beautiful King Township, Ontario.
In addition to the retail store, you can find Pioneer Brand Honey items at farmers’ markets and other retail stores. However, if you visit their store you can also take a walk and enjoy some trails nearby. Before you stop by, visit their website for more information.