Owner and founder Aja was working as an urban agriculture researcher and led sustainable rooftop beekeeping projects for culinary honey.
Through these projects, she learned all about beekeeping, the honey industry and why it is so important to support local farmers and entrepreneurs. Doing this opened her eyes to how resilient, hardworking, caring and adorable honey bees are, as well as all the terrible things happening in the modern honey industry.
She learned that honey was being adulterated, that beekeepers were struggling to maintain work due to imported honey products and of course that bee populations drastically declining. She saw a huge gap in the market for a beautiful brand that showcased the unique qualities of REAL raw honey while also being bee-friendly and 100% in support of Canadian beekeepers – so she started Drizzle!