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10 09, 2021

Meet the beekeepers: Charlotte Haskell, Alpine Honey

2021-09-10T14:27:02+12:00September 10th, 2021|ApiNZ, Meet the beekeepers|

Charlotte Haskell, beekeeper apprentice, Central Otago ApiNZ Apprenticeship in Apiculture  How did you get started in beekeeping? It was actually because of Covid.  I was working in HR with a merino company in Wanaka, and I was made redundant along with 15 others.  I was thinking about studying at a local beekeeping [...]

24 11, 2020

Meet the beekeepers: Sam Lawrence, Taylor Pass Honey

2020-11-24T09:32:03+13:00November 24th, 2020|ApiNZ, Meet the beekeepers|

Sam Lawrence, beekeeper apprentice, Marlborough region ApiNZ Apprenticeship in Apiculture  How did you get started in beekeeping? I grew up on a farm in the Waihopai Valley and we used to have wild bees on my dad's property when I was a kid. There were quite a lot of beekeepers around too.  [...]

14 08, 2019

Meet the beekeepers – Te Aro School

2019-08-14T14:02:01+12:00August 14th, 2019|Bee Aware Month, Meet the beekeepers|

Pictured standing left to right:  Issac Holback, Gus Vautier, Nico Buda, Esme Hollings, Saffanah Rahman and seated Sterling Williamson Year 5 and 6 students at Te Aro School look after the school’s two hives.  The students look after the bees and help with extraction and honey making.  Last year they harvested 60kg of honey [...]

28 09, 2017

Meet the beekeepers – Jody and Ralph Mitchell

2019-08-15T10:59:09+12:00September 28th, 2017|Bee Aware Month, Meet the beekeepers|

Photo by Bruce Barnard Ralph and Jody Mitchell own the award-winning business Kaimai Range Honey and provide pollination services for kiwifruit in the Bay of Plenty. How long have you been keeping bees for? About 20 years, but 14 years as our own company, Kaimai Range Honey.  Can you tell me a little background [...]

27 09, 2017

Meet the beekeepers – John Burnet

2019-08-15T11:04:52+12:00September 27th, 2017|Bee Aware Month, Meet the beekeepers|

Photo from Apiculture New Zealand John Burnet is a hobbyist beekeeper and has been a Wellington Beekeepers Association committee member for over 20 years. How long have you been keeping bees? About 30 years. One of my team transferred to Auckland and was looking for someone to take over his two hives. I offered [...]

9 09, 2017

Meet the beekeepers – Duncan Storrier

2019-08-15T11:00:08+12:00September 9th, 2017|ApiNZ, Bee Aware Month, Beekeeping, Meet the beekeepers|

Photo from Midlands Duncan Storrier is a director at Midlands Holdings. Midlands Apiaries provide between 3,000 and 3,500 beehives for natural and efficient pollination of specialty seed and fruit crops throughout Canterbury. How long have you been keeping bees for? Midlands has been keeping bees for 12 years. Can you tell me a little background [...]

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