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Manuka Honey

When Rex Stevenson saw his hives collecting manuka honey in Northland from the 1950’s through to the 1990’s he always left it for the bees. The manuka honey was a low value, difficult to harvest honey with a unique taste. How times have changed. While manuka honey may have been regarded as junk its medicinal [...]

By | 2018-02-08T09:27:46+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Beekeeping basics

The Stevies beekeepers believe successful beekeeping in the areas they have apiaries comes down to some key factors. Location and available food sources The location of apiaries and available sources of pollen and nectar is a very important part of beekeeping. Pollen and nectar are the primary sources of protein and carbohydrates to a bee [...]

By | 2018-02-14T00:44:22+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments