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History

1925

Albert Gibbs keeps bees on the family farm in Dalkeith to supply honey for the family.

1934

Albert’s son Michael takes an interest and begins keeping bees and selling honey off the farm and to local stores in the area – eventually building up to 150 colonies.

1969

Michael’s son Tim begins working with a commercial beekeeper in Kemptville. Tim starts with 180 colonies.

1974

Tim’s brother Peter starts with 50 hives.

1978

Tim and Peter join forces to turn Gibbs Honey into a commercial business eventually building up to 1300 colonies.

2011

Tim and Peter’s nephew Russell puts 3 colonies on a friend’s rural property outside of Hamilton. Over the next six years he scales up to 30 colonies. Russell starts selling his honey at local farmer’s markets in Hamilton, Burlington and Toronto.

2017

Russell and Andrea purchase a farm in Vankleek Hill.

2018

Russell and Andrea take over the operation from Tim and Peter.