What began as a beekeeping hobby over 20 years ago for one Alberta couple became a passion that turned into an award winning business. After 5 years of expanding their hobby to be a honey producing and extracting operation just south of Okotoks, Art and Cherie Andrews opened a small retail store. They have been proudly running their store for the past 13 years. Art and Cherie maintain the Chinook Honey Company as a learning experience for guests, just as it was for them when they began beekeeping.
Their store features an observation hive, so that guests can watch the bees in action. Not only does the Chinook Honey Company offer delicious products like honey, mead (honey wine), and ice cream, they also offer tours. This environmentally sustainable family business is one to check out when visiting High River.