Babe's Honey Farm Inc.
Babe's Honey Farm, was founded in 1945 by Babe & Charlie Warren with a small loan from a credit union and single beehive Charlie found in the forest. They spent their lives building Western Canada's favorite bee farm and provided Vancouver Island with local honey for over 60 years.
Babe passed in 2006, three years after Charlie, and Babe's Honey Farm was sold to a local businessman and a handfu l of investors. In January of 2011, Babe's Honey went into receivership and it's assets went up for auction on June 29th 2011.
But that's not the whole story. The former employees have re-launched the business and opened a new store in 2012. Their beekeeping is based in Saanich with hives spread all over the southern half of Vancouver Island during the summer months.