Our Heritage in Honey: Discover Our Generations-Long Legacy in Beekeeping
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.
For seven generations, Paradis Valley Honey has been dedicated to crafting the best quality Grade A raw honey and pollen for Canadians. Our passion lies not only in producing pure, natural honey, but also in preserving the traditional and sustainable methods that have been passed down through our family for seven generations.
Our goal at Paradis Valley Honey is to continue expanding our business through retail, and fundraising. As a multi-generational family-owned social enterprise, we are passionate about maintaining our ethical way of doing business to ensure that the beekeeping industry remains intact and around for generations to come.
"We are dedicated to innovating for a sustainable future by raising honey bees in a dynamic environment."
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.
High Earning Potential
30% profit on all sales! Refer to the earning potential sheet in your fundraising package for more details on this sustainable opportunity.
Quality, 100% Pure Canadian Products
From hive to table, every time! Our honey is raw, unheated, unpasteurized and produced by a multi-generational beekeeper.
Affordable, Consumable Products
Honey and pollen are household staples. Promote healthy living by supplying people with what they need.