Oprah Winfrey has a connection to an Ontario apiary where bees have been farmed for over 50 years. I realize this may be a bit of a stretch, but while Oprah made her ground-breaking Toronto tour stop, I hosted an Oprah “tweet up” for Oprah super fans. There I met Collingwood resident Janet Auty-Carlisle who gave me the twitter handle of the man who is her honey supplier: @OspreyBeekeeper. We quickly became twitter friends as we tweeted from our respective hives. One summer’s afternoon I made the trip to his apiary located in Collingwood’s Blue Mountains, and we have been exchanging beekeeping experiences ever since. Bees at this apiary forage on the nectar of field and forest wild flowers of Grey, Bruce and Dufferin Counties. The honey is hand harvested– the pure and natural way.