Dad started with two hives, mostly as a hobby, but time, determination, and a drive for excellence, saw his hobby grow into a large beekeeping operation. Back then we did it all; beekeeping, extracting, processing, packing, and selling at farmers markets. In 1984, in order to enter retail markets, we created a separate company and the Golden Acres brand.
The business continued to grow, until in 1992, the beekeeping side was sold. Three years later, we purchased the assets and accounts of Willms Honey Producers (Scandia, Alberta), increasing our market share in the private label packaging business.
As is true for many companies, growth often comes in the wake of adversity.
1996 saw our facilities completely destroyed by fire. All was lost, save a few charred pieces of equipment. Our commitment to this business and our customers drove us to rebuild. In only eight weeks we began packing again, in the start of what has become a completely modern, well equipped facility, that is Federally Inspected, and Kosher.
2001 saw the buyout of McKenzie Foods Ltd. Through this purchase we assumed two recognized brands; McKenzie’s, and Alpha (packaged under license from Armstrong Cheese Company Ltd.) Today we ship out everything from Mail Order size packages, to complete Semi-Trailer Loads.
We believe that combining the finest Canadian Honey with personal, friendly service and integrity, will insure your satisfaction, and thus our continued success. We would like to welcome you to the ever growing family of satisfied Golden Acres customers, making the world a sweeter place.