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Welcome to Sun Parlor Honey

Holiday Hours:
We will be closed December 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm and will reopen again on January 2, 2014 at 9:00 am. Happy Holidays!



Sun Parlor Honey is a family owned and operated business located in the Cottam-area. Sun Parlor Honey is among the largest honey producers in the province. This year their 1,600 hives and 90 million bees will produce more than 300,000 pounds of award winning Ontario honey.

If you live in Southern Ontario’s Essex County and enjoy produce, chances are it is one of Congdon’s 90 million bees that have pollinated it! In the spring, many of the Congdon’s hives are leased to local farmers who need the bees to pollinate their apple, plum, pear and cherry crops. Essex County cucumbers, melons and strawberries also rely on Congdon’s bees for bountiful harvest. No wonder bees are such an important part of the regional economy.

Nutritious, healthy and tasty, Sun Parlor Honey honey has it all!

The Congdon family has been selling honey since the Depression and some 80 years later the tradition continues.  With three generations of Congdons active in the daily business, quality is kept to the highest standards.

At Sun Parlor Honey, they produce honey both in Essex County and north of Guelph in North Wellington County.  With production areas that are very different they have a large variety of floral sources.  This allows them to bring you the best of Ontario’s honey.

Visitors to the farm store can also sample this year’s of honey.  Sun Parlor Honey always carries a fresh supply of their award winning honey in liquid, creamed and comb honey.  They also have a large selection of honey products, including beeswax and bee pollen, honey garlic sausages, candles, skin creams and Christmas baskets.

Even if you can’t visit the Cottam farm, look for the distinctive label of Congdon family’s ”Sun Parlor Honey”, available in stores throughout the region.

Honey Facts!

Honey should always be stored at room temperature. Pure honey should not be refrigerated.

Honey never goes bad.

Honey will naturally crystallize. If it crystallizes, just put the jar in warm water or in a microwave to turn the crystals back into liquid honey.

Honey should not be heated to more than 120 F, or else it breaks down and kills the good enzymes and antioxidants.

To store liquid honey for long periods of time place honey in your deep freezer.

Our honey is 100% Pure Natural Canadian Honey
No Additives
No Preservatives