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A Visit to the Honeybee Centre

I went to the Honeybee Centre in search of zero-waste honey. What I found was local honey, in glass containers, at a reasonable price. When I asked about refilling I was so disappointed. The employee informed me that they stopped doing that. It was too sticky and messy. So sad. So wrong. So I’m still on my search for local, zero-waste honey. I know a woman, who knows a woman who found some refillable local honey on Vancouver Island. So there must be one local honey place here in the Lower Mainland that will refill for me. Until then, I bought a jar. It was irresistable. I turned down the offer of a plastic bag. I plan to take my kids to the Honeybee Centre’s self-guided tour this summer. Apparently a man walks around with a bee beard. The boys will love it!

Do you know a honey place that will refill?


If something is sustainable, it means we can go on doing it indefinitely. If it isn’t, we can’t – Jonathon Porritt

Our life as consumers seems light years away from that of our grandparents. But you don’t change human nature. Optimism, for me, is the belief that we can spread the opportunity for everyone to be fully human. Sustainability, like music, is an impulse to make sense of the world around us. It is core to our humanity. If you only like one composer, or think all the best music has already been written, you have reason for pessimism. If not, it is within us to have good reason for hope – Ed Mayo, Chief Executive, National Consumer Council (2005)


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


2 thoughts on “A Visit to the Honeybee Centre

  1. I have found a place near me that while they won’t refill the jars, will take them back to clean and reuse. Sorry I believe it’s quite far from you 😦 I think you have a wonderful community with plenty available locally for you which is great. I do too and wouldn’t trade living here for anything. Low the man with the bee beard!

    Posted by livingsimplyfree | June 11, 2012, 1:03 pm
    • That’s wonderful! I would be so happy to find a honey place that would reuse the jars if there were returned! That’s still zero-waste 🙂 I am very lucky out here. There are so many great options available for local and refillable.
      I wouldn’t wear a bee beard but I’d love to see it.

      Posted by stephanieough | June 11, 2012, 1:26 pm

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