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Bees Are Life ... It's That Simple !
Supporting bees every way we can - Education, Advocacy, Managing
urban TO hives, Selling LOCAL honey, Bee-Wise Gardening

Bee-come a Supporter !
Contact us at beesarelife@gmail.com

See under "Bee-licious Products" to pay for your Bee Buddy, Bee Booster or Honey Lover Memberships.
All other Memberships please email us at beesarelife@gmail.com for details and application forms.

BEES ARE LIFE Membership Classifications (all for a one year term, except Honey Lovers):
  Contribution per year Quarterly e-news Thank-you on our website Bees Are Life honey reward (a) 10% off at Store & Markets Detailed beeyard monthly update In-store seminars (b) Visits to beeyard, May to November Framed Queen Bee quilt block or your choice of 2 t-Shirts Hive and Queen naming rights
BEE BUDDY $39.00 X X 150g jar     One      
BEE SUPPORTER $60.00 or $5.00/month X X 330g jar 10% off honey X One Participate in monthly draw for 1 spot per month    
HONEY LOVER $99.00 X X One jar of honey once a month for 6 months 10% off honey        
*numbers limited
$129.00 X X 5 x 330g jars 10% off everything X Unlimited Unlimited    
* numbers limited
$50.00 X X 5 x 330g jars 10% off everything X Unlimited Unlimited    
BEE PARTNER $150.00, plus 2 year use of site for beeyard X X 10% of harvest from your site 10% off everything X Four 2 per year, 2 participants X  
QUEEN FOR A YEAR $500.00 X X 10 x 330g or 24 x 150g jars 10% off everything X Four 1 per year, 2 participants X One Hive

You admire bees, want to find a way to help them, and know that supporting a cause that loves bees is a great way to improve our planet’s future. In addition to a quarterly e-newsletter and acknowledgement on our website you get a “teaser” taste of our own Bees Are Life honey and free attendance at one of our "Introduction to Beekeeping" in-store seminars. Contribution is $ 39.00 per year (or only $3.50 if you want to contribute monthly by preauthorized payment). For every 20 Bee Buddies we will establish a new beehive.

You are prepared to give up a coffee and muffin per month to support local bees. You get all the benefits of above, plus a detailed quarterly beeyard update, a larger taste of our bees’ honey and a 10% discount on all honey purchases. Contribution is $ 60.00 per year (or $ 6.00 if you want to contribute monthly by pre-authorized payment). For every 10 Bee Supporters we sign up we will establish a new beehive. Every month we hold a draw, and one lucky winner has the opportunity to join us for a beeyard workday, one per year (attendance at an in-store beeyard update prior to beeyard visit is mandatory).

You LOVE honey, appreciate that Ontario’s is among the world’s finest, and want to try many different varieties. Benefits as above, plus an Exclusive Benefit : Once per month, for 6 months, a 330g or 500g jar of 100% Southern Ontario honey, each month from a different beekeeper, is yours for pick-up. Your first month will also include a wooden honey dipper. Enrollment may be at any time during the year, and you can select which month you would like to start receiving your honey. Can also be delivered to your door, Canada Post rates apply.

You are interested in getting hands on experience with bees, maybe even becoming a beekeeper yourself. Contribution of $129.00 goes in large part to the cost of our insurance to allow you into the beeyard. In store seminars are all free (materials fee only may apply) and you must buy your own set of beekeeping gloves from us (price ranges $20 - $35 depending on style) which you promise not to use in other beeyards.
We provide the gear and do not allow gear from other beeyards as a hygienic and bio-security practice. At season’s end you receive 5 x 330g jars of our bees’ bounty, and throughout the year you get 10% off everything you buy in our store - hive equipment and beekeeping books included. There are a pre-set number of openings per year and participants are subject to acceptance; an application and interview are required. Commitment to a minimum of 6 beeyard sessions per season is required (by prepayment), sign-ups are on a first come, first served basis. All sessions include instruction and mentoring.

You have beekeeping experience and can show at least 3 verifiable beekeeping seasons … you want the opportunity to work with bees, but not keep your own. Commitment required for a minimum of 20 beeyard hours, including acting as mentor when in the beeyard. Own dedicated bee gear is required (we provide a hive tool). In store seminars are all free (one in-store beeyard update per month is mandatory). Contribution is $50.00 per year, includes Bees Are Life honey as a thank-you. There are a pre-set number of openings per year and participants are subject to acceptance; an application and interview are required.

- Minimum requirement is the provision of a suitable site for honeybee hive(s) for two seasons, site will be registered with OMAFRA. May also include training of your own volunteers and/or staff for a nominal fee. 10% Honey share included. The $ 150.00 fee covers the bees’ pollination services for one year, you may request bees occasionally be relocated within your same site to maximize pollination effectiveness. Fee is waived if you permit us to bring our New-Bee and Beekeeper Members to your site for training.

You become one of our Queen Bees for the year, and receive our highest level of rewards. See separate description. See separate description.


a) All honey in rewards is Bees Are Life own honey, except for the Honey Lovers … where you receive honey from various Southern Ontario beekeepers, a different one each month (our selection).
b) All in-store seminars require pre-registration and are subject to space availability or cancellation. Some seminars will have an associated materials fee, which all participants are required to pay.
c) Numbers are limited, and are set annually by the number of beeyard locations and hives under our management. Sharing a limited amount of personal information and signing our Liability Waiver are required. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the beeyard (car pooling may be available) and your own refreshments on site.

BEES ARE LIFE 100% ONTARION HONEY 1265 St.Clair Ave. West, Toronto
(west of Dufferin St, between Via Italia and Earlscourt Ave.)
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