Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping 

All shipping options are provided at the checkout. Please note that 2 business days will be added to your selected shipment option to accommodate the pick & pack process. For example, if you choose to ship within 1 business day you will actually receive the package within 3 business days.  

Honey is heavy to ship and we have done our best to reduce shipping costs as much as possible.  At the checkout we have reduced rates by  20-50% by passing along our business discounts to you, our loyal customers.

Orders and Returns 

See our Policy Page. 

What kind of honey does Drizzle have? 

Drizzle is raw, unpasteurized honey that has not been heated or filtered. This means it still contains healthy enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that come naturally from honey. We also offer our new Superfood Honeys, which are a delicious blend of our coveted Drizzle White Raw Honey plus a number of intentionally selected organic and premium ingredients. 

What flowers is the honey sourced from?

White Honey: Clover, Thistle and other wildflowers

Golden Honey: Wildflower, Dandelion, Hemp, Mint and Coriander

What is so good about raw honey? 

Because raw honey hasn’t been heated or filtered it still contains healthy enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. When honey is heated the enzymatic properties are destroyed and when honey is heavily filtered the pollen and beeswax are removed, which also removes many of the vitamins and minerals since pollen is rich in proteins, free amino acids, vitamins and folic acid. About 76% of the honey on the market has been processed, heated and/or filtered and we wanted to make sure ours was left raw, as nature intended.

Where is Drizzle honey sourced from?

When Drizzle was first started, our founder was an avid beekeeper in urban Calgary and our honey came from backyards around the city. Not only did Drizzle quickly outgrow this urban honey supply, but Aja (the companies founder) also became allergic to bees! To continue her passion for empowering sustainable production in the honey industry and love for real, raw honey she turned to her beekeeping network to continue the company, while also supporting local farms. 

We now proudly source our honey from apiaries across Canada. In order to keep our honey completely raw, bee-friendly and 100% Canadian we only support local farms and beekeepers, use honey from remote hives away from pesticides and/or those close to diverse floral sources (makes for healthier bees) and those which we know will produce the most luxurious, delicious raw honey available. This year we were able to hold the first of many events which will help raise funds for Pollinator Partnerships, a registered not for profit organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems.

Why should I buy local honey? 

Sourcing locally is important on so many levels for a conscious consumer. You can look at it from economic, environmental and health perspectives. If you haven't already watched it, the documentary Rotten by Netflix gives a great overview of why local honey is a better choice than imported honey. 

  • Local honey¬†is better for our planet because it reduces the environmental costs associated with food miles; that is how far your food has to travel from farm to plate and the associated fuel used to do this.¬†¬†
  • Sourcing locally also keeps dollars in our local economy. On the other hand, purchasing from outside sources dilutes these dollars because every stage that links the buyer to the seller (think trucking systems, warehouses, storefronts) takes a cut out of dollars that we could see go directly to our local¬†business owners,¬†producers¬†and¬†beekeepers.¬†¬†¬†
  • Purchasing local honey keeps our hardworking beekeepers from going bankrupt. There are current issues with major honey brands purchasing¬†‚Äúfake‚Ä̬†honey, which is often adulterated, from abroad (see the Netflix documentary Rotten). Our local beekeepers cannot compete with the foreign prices to produce their honey on Canadian fields, and in some years face bankruptcy situations.¬†In other words, they have to sell their honey below the cost it takes to produce¬†it¬†or¬†they have to warehouse it, hoping for a fair price to be offered¬†‚Äď both leading to no income.¬†To make matters worse, some¬†major brands are blending foreign honey with Canadian honey and labeling products as Canada-made honey, so consumers often do not know what¬†exactly they are buying.¬†

More questions about honey? Check out our Honey FAQ blog post.

Why is Drizzle different? 

  • Most honey companies blend their honey together to create a consistent product throughout the¬†year. Drizzle¬†instead showcases and celebrates the¬†natural, seasonal and floral varieties in our¬†honey. Flowers that bloom in different locations and seasons change the colour and flavour of the honey. Unlike our competitors, we like to highlight these beautiful differences, rather than blend them together.
  • Sustainability¬†is so important to us, Drizzle¬†has sustainable business practices, packaging, and products.¬†Our bee-friendly initiatives include sustainable sourcing from our local beekeeping partners, healthy hive locations (remote, wide floral variety) and donations to pollinator research.
  • Drizzle is unpasteurized, raw and 100% real, therefore a healthier option compared to traditional sweeteners and the majority of honey on the market which is pasteurized and heavily filtered.¬†¬†
  • Drizzle is proudly an¬†all-female operated business and is making huge waves across Canada. The founder Aja (pronounced Asia) was formerly an environmental scientist turned sustainable beekeeper and¬†Drizzle's investment partner is Dragon‚Äôs Den Investor¬†Arlene Dickinson.
  • Our Superfood Honey Collection is the first of it's kind in Canada. This collection¬†is health focused and showcase the benefits of superfoods. Each ingredient is intentionally selected for their health-conscious properties and functionality.¬†For example, the Cacao Luxe Raw Honey contains Organic Raw Cacao which provides¬†energy, Organic Lucuma for antioxidants, Organic Ceylon Cinnamon to boost cognitive function and Madagascar Vanilla that reduces inflammation.

How can I make my honey softer or have more drizzle? 

Simply set the jar in a bowl of warm water or heat lightly your favorite way and it will soften easily. On a warm day in your house, it will even naturally soften.  

Does raw honey expire? 

No, honey is one product that never goes bad or expires. We put a 5 year best before date on our jars just as a guideline but trust us you'll finish your honey way before then!  

What do you do with Honeycomb? How would I eat it? 

See our How to Eat Honeycomb blog post for all the sweet details.

Has Drizzle been health and safety approved?  

Drizzle has been certified by the Canada Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Food and Drug Agency (FDA) processes and labeled according to regulation.  

Where can I buy Drizzle Honey? 

Drizzle Honey is available at a selection of retailers across Canada. A full list of our retailers can be found here. You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to stay up to date on pop-up events and markets.

Looking for more information about our honey? 

Find out more on our blog! Check out our Honey FAQ and Honeycomb FAQ posts. 

Planning an event? 

Drizzle is a sweet addition to any wedding, party, or shower.  
To chat about order quantities and discounts, please contact us at info@drizzlehoney.com

Want to purchase wholesale or bulk honey? 

Drizzle offers wholesale pricing on all of our products in addition to 7kg pails and unlabeled honeycomb rounds for kitchens and cafes to use. Send us an email outlining your needs and we will get back to you within 48 hours.