life inspired by the bay


A cottage supply store, food shop and spa. We support local makers with a focus on protecting what we love most, the bay.


Our Story

The popular Beehive of the mid 70s was a spot for lovers of Georgian Bay to stop and visit bringing their guests who were staying for the weekend. The beloved shop keeper would come out from behind the counter to greet customers like they were family.  If it were approaching 6:00 it was likely you'd be invited for a glass of wine, or two.  The shop was jammed full of things you didn't necessarily need and yet it was the blend of cottage warmth and gentle character that kept you coming back.

Today, the Hive shares the same bones of the Beehive with a similar outlook on life; keep it simple, be kind to your customers, and take good care of your environment. This outlook extends to the products we bring to you on the bay. 

We specialize in cottage supply, home goods, clothing and apothecary -
 all with an emphasis on good design and local production.  If you're not in the mood to shop, our deck is a spectacular spot to sit and enjoy the Georgian Bay views with a coffee or lunch from our food shop.

New to our space is a spa that yes, use to be a tool shed (and before that an ice cream shop).  It really is quite lovely and we'd love for you to come see it. There really is no better spot to relax.

Finally, we have a good view and we know it which is why we've brought yoga to the dock or #Namastetonthebay. Join us weekly for classes that vary in style and pace led by Ann Green's studio instructors form Barrie, ON.