A gift boutique for every occasion located in downtown Truro. All-natural honey-based products including unpasteurized honey, soaps, lip balms, deodorants, skin salves, bath soaks, and local products crafted from honey & beeswax. We also have fresh flowers every week!
Anther & Apiary was founded in 2016, but we’ve been organic, small-scale beekeepers as a hobby long before that. We manage our honeybees year-round, and our products are handcrafted in small batches. Our store is located in downtown Truro with apiaries located throughout Colchester county.
Our name was chosen using words related to honeybees and the plants they pollinate. The name “anther” means the part of a stamen that contains the pollen, and “apiary” is the place where bees are kept. We are dedicated to organic beekeeping practices and to promoting the importance of honeybees in our ecosystem. Anther & Apiary evolved out a deep respect for bees, a calling to educate others, and a desire to share the gifts they provide.
About the Founder
Suzanne Daniels is a beekeeper and artisan in Truro, Nova Scotia. She is the founder of Anther & Apiary, a line of quality skincare products that incorporate pure honey and beeswax. Suzanne is dedicated to organic beekeeping practices and educating her children about the importance of bees in our ecosystem.
Suzanne’s grandfather was a beekeeper in North Carolina, where she was raised and still visits often. When colony collapse disorder signaled a serious problem in the beekeeping community, she was compelled to join beekeeping associations in Nova Scotia, volunteer on farms, and start her own colony.
With over 20 years of experience in healthcare, and a background in neuroscience research and education, Suzanne’s scientific mind and passion for research keeps her deeply interested in the fascinating world of bees and beekeeping.