It takes a bee to get the honey out


“Honey comes out of the air….At early dawn the leaves of trees are found bedewed with honey…. Whether this is the perspiration of the sky or a sort of saliva of the stars, or the moisture of the air purging itself, nevertheless it brings with it the great pleasure of its heavenly nature. It is always of the best quality when it is stored in the best flowers.”

Hard to beat Pliny at depicting nature. He collected much of the knowledge of his time comprised in 37 books. His sources were personal experience, his own prior works, and extracts from other works. Hard core dude called nowadays.

We are happy to announce that we formed the partnership with the Ontario Bee Association  and became an outlet from where you can buy Ontario produced honey as well as maple and birch syrup. John from Tasty Food and Spices is helping us set up the shop and brings along years of corporate executive experience turned into honey passion. He will be an essential link and lead our honey and syrup department with years of community involvement and experience. On a serious note, he will help us spread the message and make local products available to our customers.

In return, we will become an indoor honey market for a day and so for every season in a year, giving opportunity to our local producers to mingle with our workspaces customers as well as Toronto public. Meet,  taste, and buy pure Ontario nectar. Eventually, honey, maple, and birch syrup from all over the Great North will become the central theme in our e-commerce and brand marketing efforts. We hope to help connect more Canadian consumers with local producers of some of the healthiest and purest forms of nature’s goods.

Do you know where your supermarket honey comes from?

Naturally, we will use Shopify  e-commerce platform together with their POS services to provide superior and seamless customer experience, both in our hives as well as digital world. Hopefully, we can become their shared and collaborative spaces solutions partner one day too, and help them design and build something unique in their new 254,000 square feet downtown office under construction.

For now, you will have to visit us to get some honey and maple syrup, sourced from 5 different local producers at the moment. Bonus: First 5 honey customers get free Hivers branded shirt and the coffee / tea mug.  Soon our apparel and gear as well as “Hivers Nature’s Best” line of  products will be available to Canadian public and all the lovers of good things made in Canada around the world.

So this is the story about how it takes a bee to get the honey out. That bee is John who was kind enough to come and help us on the path to create a unique Canadian workplace experience.

Now you know the story about the Why, Baltic Birch and a Bee. One about the hives is still  in writing.

Stay tuned for our first winter festival of honey coming soon. In the meantime stop by for a complementary coffee or tea and a free tour.

Hivers Workspaces – Where work and hospitality coincide

We provide short and long term office, conference, and special event space rentals with all amenities and managed hospitality services in Etobicoke, across the street from Sherway Gardens.