Honey, Hives & Houses
APIVERTE’s goal is to #savethebees through innovative habitat design, species propagation and pollinating the 5/105 corridor of the Gatineau Hills.
We design and build the EZSystem; EZHouses and EZHives that make beekeeping easier and more accessible to all. We sell CSA-style honey shares, gift collections and honey by the jar, case, pail or comb. Our honey is micro-harvested and geo-located to the exact place and time it was harvested, it’s summer in a jar! We conduct research and development activities on bee health and habitat throughout the year to keep bees from the brink of extinction.
Murals pictured here by Julian Garner @5ivecents and Jimmy Baptiste.
The backbone of our business is our relationship with our hosts and their relationship with the land and environment. Each host has been carefully selected for their region, access to suitable bee forage and their like-minded business approach.
Franktown House Flowers
Wakefield-based cut flowers, bouquet subscriptions, flowers for retail, events, and edibles.
Certified organic and biodynamic farm nestled in the Gatineau Hills minutes from Wakefield village.
Award-winning farm to table cuisine minutes from the Nation's Capital in Chelsea.
Rock's End Farm
Certified organic, diversified farm in Farrellton providing livestock and fibre.
Wakefield Mill and Spa
Full service art hotel and space with fine dining and luxury accommodations in Wakefield
Leilak Anderson Tree Services
Professional tree care and certified arborist serving the Gatineau Hills.
Heritage pork, seasonal markets, Farm to Table Dining and community fundraisers in Venosta.
L'Orée du Bois
French and regional cuisine, full of flavour in a warm rustic decor in Cheslea.
Architectural services inspired by nature located in Chelsea.
Wakefield Activities for Youth, Non-profit organization that operates the Wakefield Youth Centre.
Les Trois Èrables
Heritage boutique bed & breakfast in the heart of Wakefield.
Historical displays & exhibits, school programs, special events and community projects in Wakefield.
How it all happened
In the Fall of 2018, we took the spark of an idea and embarked on a journey to make it a reality. APIVERTE is the combination of Mike’s technical and manufacturing know-how with Sandra’s design and marketing prowess. Through our creativity, experience and passion for apiculture, we are engaging more people to support the bees in their struggle for survival, creating an easier beekeeping style and sharing the sweet rewards with our community.
Fast forward to the spring of 2020 and we are poised to introduce more than 5,000,000 honey bees to the 5/105 corridor between Chelsea and Low Quebec.
– SANDRA BORNN SMITH & MICHAEL SMITH
Give us a Buzz
We want to hear from you! Do you have a great idea? Are you interested in becoming an EZHouse host? Are you looking for more options for honey share? Drop us a note and we’ll get back to you.
You can do your part to #savethebees by the choices you make every day. Buy local, organic and/or pesticide-free produce and choose to support businesses that make ethical and environmental sense.