CSA Stands for Community Supported Apiary
Community-Supported Agriculture is a mutually supportive partnership between consumers and producers where shareholders (or members) pay upfront at the beginning of the season and share the “risks and rewards” inherent in agriculture. The farmer benefits by having a stable economic base at the beginning of the season while the CSA member benefits from knowing that she will have access to high quality produce while supporting regional farmers.
EastVan Bees is launching its Community-Supported Apiary! CSA members pay for an entire season of honey upfront (depending on what level they pick). Your apiarist (beekeeper) will deliver that share of produce to a convenient drop-off location in your neighborhood on a set number of occasions throughout the season depending on the level of shares purchased. This early bulk payment enables the beekeeper (apiarist) to plan for the season, purchase new equipment, make repairs, and more.
EastVan Bees Urban Honey comes from the flowers, trees, parks, and gardens of Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby. All hives are hosted by local residents and community gardens. When we harvest, we maintain the neighbourhood-level origin of the honey in each jar. With a CSA share from EastVan Bees, you can taste how Urban Honey changes throughout the year. Different flowers and locations around the city give each batch of Urban Honey a unique flavor. It’s sort of like the idea of terroir in wine production – the characteristic taste and flavor imparted on a wine from the growing conditions in which it was produced - but with our neighbourhood-specific honey, you get to experience the unique sweet-side of our local areas.
This is a truly artisanal honey.
2019 we had approximately 20 different flavour-hoods of honey available so we are hoping that 2020 brings an abundant harvest as well!
This Year has been challenging to say the least. We are switching up things a bit and offering only one level of CSA. We will offer an immediate package with various honeys from the 2019 season and a few other special EastVan Bees treats thrown in. All the 4 different deliveries will be the Beekeepers choice so expect some unexpected goodies in your bags
Each CSA delivery will typically have 3 x 340g jars of different neighborhoods and another EVB product.
To spice things up a bit you will also be able to choose a EastVan Bees shirt at no extra cost with this special CSA- Make sure to add the shirt to your order when placing it so i know the style, color and size.
We also now offer Split Payments ! You can split the payment into 4 seperate payments over a 6 week period.
First Pickup will be arranged as soon as you place the order and the other 3 Pickups will be later in they year in July/Aug/Sept
We can do curbside delivery (to your door) within a 10km range, outside of that you will be contacted personally to arrange a pickup/dropoff plan.
This is pretty much our only income at this time so any help is appreciated
Get on it and email us if you have any questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Discounts are not applicable on the CSA! All order that have any discount codes used will be refunded. Sorry.