At Shoresh, our pure honey and beeswax candles are more than just products – they are the delicious and incredible result of our deep commitment to saving the bees through hands-on, nature-based Jewish education and activism.
At Bela Farm, Shoresh’s rural centre for land-based Judaism,we are planting and maintaining a 4-acre bee sanctuary to nurture and feed the 800 bee species that live in Ontario. Our holistic approach to beekeeping targets bee health and habitat restoration, and results in happier, healthier bees…as well as delicious honey and beeswax candles!
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED BEEKEEPING
Over the last decade, native and honey bee populations have declined dramatically. Bees are keystone species that weave and hold our ecosystem and food systems together through pollination. Our life and the entire biosphere as we know it depends on their well-being. Shoresh is committed to helping restore and heal pollinator populations by inspiring and empowering our community to be shomrei devorot, protectors of the bees.
Through our award-winning Community Supported Beekeeping programs, we enable community members to give back to the bees in diverse and meaningful way. Starting with planting habitat at all of our sites, our community monitors the abundance and diversity of pollinators, cares for our apiary, participates in our annual community honey harvest and support our work by purchasing our Bela’s Bees Pure Honey.
Bela’s Bees Raw Honey (250g)
Each jar of Bela’s Bees Raw Honey is brought to you by our 1.8 million honey bees, and the hard work and loving hands of hundreds of volunteers who have planted flowers, cared for our bees, and harvested our honey. From spring to fall, our hard working bees gather nectar from the millions of unsprayed wildflowers at Bela Farm. They bring this clean nectar back to their hives and evaporate it into honey.
$18/jar or $180/case (12 jars)
Beeswax Shabbat Candles
Our 100% beeswax Shabbat candles are lovingly made by an Israeli artist who lives in Algonquin Park.
$10/pair or $18/two pairs
Beeswax Chanukah Candles
Each box of our hand-dipped, 100% beeswax Chanukah candles is lovingly made by the sisters of Holy Theotokos Convent in Uxbridge, Ontario.
$36/box of 45 candles
PURCHASING HONEY AND CANDLES
Purchase our honey and candles at one of our Rosh Hashanah or Chanukah pop-up markets. For a complete list of upcoming markets, visit our What’s On page.
For product sales outside of our pop-up markets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a date/time for pick-up at our office or shipping.
IS OUR HONEY KOSHER?
Yes! Shoresh’s Bela’s Bees Raw Honey is 100% pure and unpasteurized and therefore does not require kosher certification. AND…here is a Letter of Endorsement from our friends at the Kashruth Council of Canada.
SHORESH’S PRICING PHILOSOPHY
Our honey is more than just a product, it is the delicious result of our deep commitment to saving the bees. We price our honey and candles to reflect the time and resources that go into our unique (and award-winning!) model of Community Supported Beekeeping. 100% of the proceeds from our honey and candle sales go directly into planting, growing and maintaining our diverse pollinator habitat at Bela Farm, the Kavanah Garden in Vaughan, and Maxie’s Garden and the Wolfond Centre in downtown Toronto so that we can take care of the bees that take care of us.
- Planting our 4-acre Bee Sanctuary at Bela Farm
- Maintaining our diverse pollinator gardens throughout the GTA
- Housing, feeding and tending to our 1.2 million honey bees
- Educating community members about the vital role of pollinators through hands-on Jewish environmental programs
We ask that you consider the TRUE COST of this liquid gold when purchasing our honey.