We have two demonstration hives at Wayward, lovingly cared for by local beekeeper Rachel, so that we can help educate our guests and community about the value and need for healthy honeybee populations. We work with an apiary in the Peace Region of BC who care deeply about the health and long term sustainability of pollination, bees, and BC grown agricultural produce. When not out pollinating, the bees rest on clover fields, resulting in honey production that is supplied to Wayward Distillery.
When we first started working together, the apiary had 300 hives - we’ve grown, so they’ve been able to grow up to 1,700 hives. That means more food, grown by BC farmers, is being pollinated by BC bees. Wayward is a net positive food producer.