My name is Erika and I am a Beekeeper's Wife. Our little family owns and operates a honey farm in Southern Alberta that specializes in the production of Comb Honey. We love what we do and there is no where else we would want to be to raise our family. At times it can be incredibly difficult to balance family and farming. I want to share my journey of motherhood and beekeeping with you.
We began this journey in 2010 when we took over the operations of Summit Gardens Honey Farms Ltd. from my Dad, Ron. My Dad and his brother Don opened the doors to Summit Gardens Honey Farms Ltd. in 2004 and put in place the essential groundwork necessary to take care of hundreds of colonies of Honeybees and the necessities needed to produce a specialty product such as Comb Honey. In the last four years we have been here we have had many trials including overcoming the difficulties in producing the very unique honey product, Comb Honey, and enduring high winter losses of our Honeybee colonies. We have also experienced incredible joy in growing our business, as well as our family when we welcomed our sons into this world in 2011 & 2012.
This Blog will be about our journey as Beekeepers, creating wonderful honeybee products such as Comb Honey, raising a young family in a farming community over an hour from the nearest Big City, and my attempts at homemaking and home-educating our children (I'm not so great at the last two but have great intentions and high hopes!).
I invite you to join me on my Life's Journey and to learn and grow with me as we continue to grow our Business and our Family.