COVID 19 UPDATE

Archibald Orchards & Estate Winery is here for you! We’re currently welcoming 8 people in the Winery. Masks & sanitizing are required. Sorry but no tasting at this time.
Curbside Service and Online Orders are also available. Winery hours are Friday to Sunday – 10 – 5. We’ll also be open on the Civic Holiday – Monday, August 3rd – 10 – 5. Stay safe everyone!

We were live!

Mission Accomplished!

The orchard is such a spectacular place to see during blossom time.  There are quite a range of colours ranging from pure white to various shades of pink, depending on the apple varieties.   The amount of bloom gives us an indication of potential crop.  However, we need bees to pollinate.  So, bee hives are scheduled to come into the orchard when we are approaching full bloom on most varieties.  AND we hope for warm weather so that the bees can work.

Everything fell together this year – lots of bloom, warm dry weather, beehives arrived in good time.  There was just one problem.  We couldn’t invite people out for our Annual Honey Bee Orchard Blossom Walk!  What could we do?  Well, we did what we thought was the next best thing.  We went live on facebook!  It was definitely a learning curve but we had our daughter Jess leading & pushing us along.  And even though it rained during the video, the show went on.  Check it out & let us know what you think!

Congratulations to Farmer Fred and the team on their live video. The show must go on, even in the rain!

Posted by Sandy Archibald on Saturday, May 30, 2020

If you check out our facebook you’ll also see videos from our good friends at 3Beez.buzz, as well as our niece Melanie Archibald.  You’ll also see a bunch of posts with recipes & kid crafts.  All in all, it was great fun sharing all things honey.  Hope that you enjoy the bee & blossom connection too!  Stay tuned to hear just how well the bees worked to turn those blossoms into apples.