We help adventurous connoisseurs rediscover an ancient libation with hand crafted meads made from our own Wildflower Honey.
Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery was born from a passion for bees. Bees are the central focus of our business. Without their success, we would not have honey. Without honey there is no mead. We make small batches of hand crafted mead (honey wine) from local berries, mostly from our farm. Our honey comes from a 20 km circumference of our farm. The core philosophy that all of this comes from is our passion for and the sustainability of our environment. Instead of keeping bees on large monocutural crops, we put our bees on wild forage where they get a complete diet that is considered the most healthy thing for the bees. We are certified Kosher by BC Kosher.
As our products are local so that we can control all aspects of our production. We are fanatical about quality and choose to stay small and local. We are certified Kosher by BC Kosher.
Our carefully tended beehives are put out to forage the wild flowers in hills behind Sooke for the purest honey.
Robert Liptrot became interested in bees at the age of 6. He helped a neighbor in East Vancouver keep bees and was rewarded with pieces of fresh honeycomb. Bees became his lifelong passion and along with big wall climbs, incredible mountaineering feats, and several years with Outward Bound, he always found a way to keep bees. He earned a Masters Degree in Entomology and has been experimenting with making mead for over 35 years. There really is no Mead Making School and although some of the principles of winemaking do apply, mead is a different animal! He and partner Dana LeComte started the first meadery in Western Canada in 2003 and have never looked back. While keeping over 100 beehives in the local Sooke area they produce hand crafted meads with local honeys and fruits from their area. Their meads have won several awards and have even been named one of the best BC Wines of 2012 by CBC.
A passionate beekeeper, Bob teaches beekeeping at Royal Roads University every year, actively promotes bees through social media, and is an active member of apicultural research projects. He is the past president of the Langley, South Fraser Division of the Fraser Valley Bee Keepers Association, is a member of the B.C. Honey Producers & Capital Regional Beekeepers Association.
The Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery Tasting Room Experience
Come visit our tasting room, gift shop, and museum at our ocean view farm. Tasting Room Hours of Operation: May to September 12-5pm Wednesday through Sunday. October to April 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday. *closed January and all civic holidays.
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