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What began in 1981 with a dream to offer the finest Canadian honey products to the world has become so much more...

Dutchman's Gold

With almost four decades of experience perfecting the craft of delivering unpasteurized, award winning natural honey to your table, you could say that we’ve come a long way. From humble beginnings in 1981, the Van Alten family launched Dutchman’s Gold locally, selling bottled honey off the front porch of the family home and in local farmer’s markets. 

Canadian bees

We’re committed to Canadian. You’ll only find honey from Canadian bees in our products.


We are committed to plastic free, sustainable packaging. You’ll find almost everything we offer in packaging you can be proud of.


Our honey is always unpasteurized and processed minimally to preserve as much goodness as possible. We work closely with our beekeepers and partners to ensure integrity is maintained in all of our products. You can take comfort knowing that we are Kosher, Halal, and HACCP certified. In addition to being licensed to bottle certified organic honey, we are inspected and monitored by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and are a licensed SFCA facility (Safe Food for Canadians).  


The original 300 hives Master Beekeeper John Van Alten began with are pictured as he tends to his bees in 1981 on Dutchman’s Gold’s first property in Carlisle, Ontario Canada. Bees continue to be kept on this property to this day.


Honey for sale on the front porch of the Van Alten family home in the early 1980’s. The home still stands and honey continues to be sold from this location by way of a Farm Gate store.

Honey was only the start

Carrying out our founding vision, we now offer total health from the hive across Canada and internationally. Unique bee pollen, royal jelly, and propolis products as well as artisan crafted beeswax candles, soaps, and creams heal and nourish our customers.

dutchman's gold today

We now offer dozens of honey and bee products globally from our two facilities in Ontario Canada and employ dozens from the local community. 

We remain committed to the health and sustainability of Canadian bees and beekeepers. 

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2016 Winner

National Post Blind Taste Test

2012 Winner

Fred Rathje Award Winner