Seneca has a sweet spot for honey thanks to a beekeeping initiative that includes 50 hives across three campuses. Seneca beehives produce upwards of 200 pounds of honey per hive, totalling 10,000 pounds of honey annually. The honey is bottled straight from the hives and sold on campus.
Currently, bees are buzzing at Newnham, King and Peterborough campuses with plans to add more hives in the future. The apiaries are maintained by Don Forster, a registered commercial beekeeper and Seneca’s Senior Sustainability Manager. As an important insect in the ecosystem, bees are essential for pollinating trees, plants and flowers. They fly a distance of about two to five kilometers away from Seneca and contribute to the natural pollination of neighbouring landscapes.
Seneca honey is pure, unpasteurized, white, wildflower honey. It is available in jars ranging in size from 45 grams up to one kilogram. To make a purchase, email Don Forster or stop by an upcoming farmers market at Newnham Campus.