1000 Islands Honey had its humble beginnings in the summer of 2010 with a single colony of bees. My interest started a few years earlier, after moving to a rural area and noticing my neighbour outside one day in a strange white suit with hood. I assumed it was a painters suit and he was maybe painting a fence out in the back field or something. The next time I saw him, he was carrying a smoking tin can.. then I thought maybe he had some type of pest problem he was dealing with. Finally I asked him what was going on, and I was introduced to the wonderful world of beekeeping.