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Food & Beverage

October 9, 2020

After Extensive Search, Honey Bee Operation Opens For Business in Burlington

Backed by Bees is a meadery and honey bee operation that opened in our city in early 2019.  The company brews sustainable craft meads produced through an inventory of over four hundred bee hives and ingredients that are sourced locally.  They also operate a market that sells a variety of products, from alcoholic beverages to raw honey, directly to the public.  

After an exhaustive search for the perfect location, Backed by Bees decided our city had a substantial rural area which allowed their bees access to natural forage.  Our business-friendly regulatory environment, accessible food-based businesses, proximity to major urban centres and shorter commute times allows them to operate easily and efficiently.  

Backed by Bees really appreciates Burlington’s balance and scale, noting we’re a place that is able to provide big city amenities while maintaining a small town vibe, a place with easy access to the greater Toronto area and yet close to natural attractions.  

“There is a cluster of food-based businesses both in rural Burlington and the City that make operating here an advantage.”

Backed by Bees

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