Danny was born into a long line of beekeepers — seven generations to be
exact. His great-grandfather, Ulric Paradis, owned honey bees in St. Hughes,
Quebec, and had four sons; all of them became beekeepers. In the ’50s,
Danny’s grandfather, Charles, decided to load his beehives on a train & transport
them out west to the small town of Girouxville, Alberta.
Danny’s grandfather was able to successfully maintain healthy colonies in northern Alberta; he steadily grew his business and encouraged his family to continue in the beekeeping industry. His enterprise came to be known as Paradis and Son.
In fact, Charles Paradis was the first in Canada to fly bees from California to northern Alberta to replace winter losses — a strategy that is now widely used amongst Canadian beekeepers who struggle with harsh winters. Innovation, creativity, and calculated risk were qualities that made Charles the successful beekeeper he was — truly a pioneer in growing the vision for beekeepers today.
Danny and Ginette purchased their own bee operation in 2003, as Danny was very passionate about both the bees and keeping the family tradition alive. He brings to the hive several generations of experience, including his own hands-on work with his father.
Paradis Valley Honey is dedicated to providing Canadian’s with the best quality Grade A raw honey and pollen. They are also passionate about continuing the traditional, sustainable methods used to make their products. Those methods have been used for seven generations.
It is their goal to continue expanding the business through wholesale, retail, and fundraising. The Paradis family is as passionate and real as it gets, maintaining their ethical way of doing business in hopes that the beekeeping industry remains intact and around for generations to come.
It is their promise to produce quality raw honey and pollen through safe, sustainable methods while raising awareness of the industry through education and fundraising.
To set an industry standard, producing only the best quality Grade A, raw honey and pollen while leading the way in education, sustainability and hive health.