Thursday, August 2, 2012

August Long Weekend Fun!

Looking for some fun activities to do with your family this August long weekend in Honey Harbour? Here are a few suggestions to get you started...

                                                          Queen Elizabeth War Canoe

Annual Regatta
The Honey Harbour Schoolhouse
Saturday August 4th      @ 9:00am

Picnic at the Pavillion & Sing-a-Long

Hoop’N Toot’N Goodtime

Justin Bacchus, Kellen Jones & Band
Tickets $5.00
The Honey Harbour Schoolhouse
The Honey Harbour Schoolhouse

The Honey Harbour Schoolhouse
Sunday August 5th
@ 5:00pm

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

How Honey Harbour Got Its Name...

Borrowed from: A Taste of Honey Harbour, The Area and Its People
Editor: Su Murdoch

Folklore accounts of the origins of the name Honey Harbour are abundant. Centuries ago, these islands in Georgian Bay provided the Huron Indians with a safe haven from their rivals, the Iroquois. The Hurons are said to have found wild bees and accumulations of honey, so they termed their haven, the island of wild bees and honey.

For lumbermen in the nineteenth century, the area is where they found large quantities of honey as they cut the pine trees.

Perhaps the name originated with one of the settlers up the shore, Frank J. Smith, whose schooner was blown off course, toward the east side of Present Island. While the ship was pinned by the weather, some of the crew went ashore at the harbour on the mainland. There they found an enormous hive of bees in a rotting tree. Captain Smith later marked a navigational chart with the location, calling it Honey Harbour.

Or, was it D.A. Jones, the commercial honey producer at Beaton (Bee-Town) in Simcoe County who is responsible? Jones patented an adaptation of the Langstroth beehive and was trying to perfect a strain of bees. To this end, he imported queen bees from Palestine, Borneo, and Cyprus. To keep the costly queens segregated, he placed them on islands he owned in the lower reaches of Georgian Bay. The bees did not always cooperate with his plans, depositing the honey in hollow logs in the bush. People from communities at the foot of the bay discovered this and began making regular trips by boat to collect honey for themselves.

Whether the name originated with Huron, lumbermen, the captain of a schooner, or a honey producer, the first known official reference to a place called Honey Harbour and its north and south bays, is an 1878 report by public land surveyor, J.K. McLean. Perhaps, he too discovered the bees and their honey.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Saturday July 21, 2012 11am-4pm
Papoose Bay 
Southern End of Beausoleil - Georgian Bay 
44.847563N        79.858332W

Another great day out on the Bay!
Back by popular demand - 
Live Entertainment by NORTHERN HARBOUR & ROCKY the DJ
Come out for an afternoon of Jimmy Buffet themed live music played on the 
A&A Services barge in Beausoleil Bay of Honey Harbour, courtesy of Skyline Marine and A&A Services. 

Perfect day, perfect music, perfect community!

A big thank you to our good friend Barney Strassburger for the aerial view of this great event!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

3 days later...

2012 Spring Cottage Life show has been a great success and the Recreation property economy is alive and well !

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Connect with US!

In preparation for the kick-off to the 2012 season we are taking to the social-sphere. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Blogspot are all live. Our new website is just around the corner and YouTube and Google+ to come. The word of the year is COMMUNICATION!

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