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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 [...]

2 10, 2017

Bee Aware Month 2018 round up

2019-07-17T11:39:21+12:00October 2nd, 2017|Bee Aware Month|

[foogallery id="23866"] Bee Aware Month 2018 was a hive of activity, with events and activities happening all over the country to celebrate our Kiwi bees. Our Schools’ Build a Hive Competition 2018 was a great success with colourful and creative entries coming in from all over New Zealand.  The team at ApiNZ had a [...]

28 09, 2017

Build a Hive 2018

2019-07-22T13:26:43+12:00September 28th, 2017|Bee Aware Month|

Schools across New Zealand were buzzing in September as students created colourful and innovative hives for the Bee Aware Month 2018 Build a Hive Competition.Seventeen schools registered and the team at ApiNZ had a tough task judging these entries, but we eventually found our winners.Mahora School in Hastings took out first place, with their diverse [...]

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 [...]

22 09, 2017

Cooking with Honey #6: Honey and Miso Salmon

2017-11-28T16:16:42+13:00September 22nd, 2017|Bee Aware Month, Bee Products, Cooking with Honey|

Throughout the month we're sharing ApiNZ member & trained chef Maureen Conquer's delicious recipes here. We also welcome you to share your favourite recipes using honey, bee products and/or pollinated foods, tagging us on Facebook and using the hashtag #beewarenz17! To see all recipes, go to Cooking with Honey. Honey and Miso Salmon This recipe [...]

20 09, 2017

Cooking with Honey #5: Honey Brûlée

2017-11-28T16:16:42+13:00September 20th, 2017|Bee Aware Month, Bee Products, Cooking with Honey|

Throughout the month we're sharing ApiNZ member & trained chef Maureen Conquer's delicious recipes here. We also welcome you to share your favourite recipes using honey, bee products and/or pollinated foods, tagging us on Facebook and using the hashtag #beewarenz17! To see all recipes, go to Cooking with Honey. Honey Brûlée Honey can be used [...]

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