The bees are very excited today because our phase 2 renovation is officially completed as of tomorrow, June 10, 2021! We can’t wait to show it off and for you to buzz over to enjoy it!
Phase 2 has been a labour of love and a dream come true. Back when we opened the Valley Bee Café in 2019, we knew we had something special going on. However, we never knew just how far we’d come in just a short time! Let’s take a look at the past, present, and future of the Valley Bee Café.
The Inspiration Behind the Valley Bee Café
The inspiration for the cafe all began when we took part in Alberta Open Farm Days in 2018. It was the first time we opened our doors to the public and we were overwhelmed by the positive response. We realized that people cared about the bees and our beekeeping business. It inspired us to open our very own cafe so that we could invite people to learn about beekeeping and taste our products year-round. We’re so glad we took the leap of faith to open the Valley Bee Café! Our Agri-tourism cafe allows us to fill the gap between curiosity and awareness, it’s a real treat to have the opportunity to educate through adventure.
Unique Experiences at the Valley Bee Café
Right from the get-go, we offered visitors a unique view into beekeeping. One of the highlights of the cafe is the viewing window which allows visitors to take a peek into the honey extraction facility. Through the window, people can see live honey extraction, equipment maintenance, personal projects coming to life, and more! Owner, Ginette Paradis, says “Most people have never had the opportunity to see into a live beehive or observe live honey extraction and these are some of the things our guests absolutely love when visiting us here.”
Sweet Treats at the Valley Bee Café
We’re thrilled to announce we have a dedicated chef at the Valley Bee Café. She’s revamped the menu with some great new items! One of our favourite sweet treats is our delicious Energy Cakes which pair perfectly with a Honey Latte, Buzzy Matcha or Watino Fog. Kids love love love our long list of flavoured Stingers & Steamers paired with sticky cinnamon rolls or our big servings of ice cream in the summer months. Plus, we can’t forget our specialty grilled cheese sandwiches!
Of course, all of our sweet desserts and drinks feature Paradis Valley Raw Honey. You can also try some of our Bee Pollen in some of the dishes. It’s truly a hive-to-table experience!
Phase 2 Renovations at the Valley Bee Café
Phase 1 renovations at the Valley Bee Café involved an expansion of our cafe seating area. Since then, our busy bees haven’t stopped working to bring you new and exciting experiences to the Valley Bee Café.
Phase 2 of renovations involved the creation of learning and exploration experiences for our guests. Now, when you visit, you’ll find exploration points that bring our generational beekeeping history to life!
Also, we are now classified as an Economusee! These artisans work at locations across Canada offer visitors unique local experiences in which they learn about specialized crafts including beekeeping, winemaking, instrument creation, and more!
Owner, Ginette Paradis is thrilled with the outcome and can’t wait for visitors to come and experience the new adventures at the agri-tourism café. “We invite everyone who craves a transparent view into the world of beekeeping to join our newsletter and find us on Facebook and Instagram, where we share a ton of information on our values, the benefits of raw products, our generational history, and the work we do. We would also be thrilled to see everyone on-site in Watino. Both online and in-person experiences are always buzzing with excitement. Entertainment guaranteed!”
Looking to the Future of the Valley Bee Café
The future of the Valley Bee Café is bright! We’re already looking forward to phase 3 of our renovations which will take place in May 2022. This new phase will feature Virtual Reality exploration, giving people the chance to experience beekeeping in a new way! Our dreams and pure passion are endless as we look to the future of the Valley Bee Cafe. With your support, we are here to stay and we can’t wait to see what our family and bees will do next!
How to Support the Valley Bee Café
We’ve had to change our approach to adapt to the new reality that we’re living in. However, we’re still here and we’re still open for business! Here’s how you can continue to enjoy our fantastic healthy and delicious products and support Paradis Valley Honey:
- Check out our online store! From Well-BEEing products to Raw Honey, Bee Pollen, and Beeswax Candles, there’s something for everyone!
- Visit the Valley Bee Café (Check in with us for current hours as restrictions are making consistency a challenge)
- Follow us on social media
- Fundraise with our Honey Money Fundraisers! You can earn up to 40% of profits and provide your supporters with healthy & delicious provisions from the beehive. Ginette says, “It’s never been so simple for anyone to lead successful fundraisers; with the media kit we’ve taken fundraising to a whole new level!” Send in your application today!
Through your support, YOU are the sweet honey in our lives! Thank you to all of the many loyal customers from across Canada; we’ve truly been blessed with an outpouring of support and ongoing interest which means the absolute world to us. Our vulnerable approach and passion for educating are being reflected back to us with customer loyalty and deeper care for the work we as beekeepers do to sustain healthy bees for generations to come.
Have questions about the Valley Bee Café, our recent renovations, or how you can support us? Buzz over to social media and let’s connect there! We’d love to hear from you!