Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence

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2016 Regional Award Winner


Honey Pie Hives & Herbals, Milford

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MPP Lou Rinaldi, Bay Woodyard and Gavin North

MPP Lou Rinaldi, Bay Woodyard and Gavin North

Innovation has helped Honey Pie Hives and Herbals, a Prince Edward County operation, keep buzzing with Bay Woodyard and Gavin North selling their honey and transforming their wax into candles and lotions, making sure nothing goes to waste. They also extract value from the water used to rinse the honey-covered wax uncappings that are a byproduct of honey extraction. Instead of simply tossing this water, the duo ferment it to produce mead, an ancient type of wine. As the first meadery in Eastern Ontario, Honey Pie attracts a steady stream of visitors. Demand for the beverage is so high that Woodyard and North now buy uncappings from many students who have completed their beekeeping course.



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