The bees are closely monitored and looked after throughout winter. It is crucial that the bees have adequate food supplies and are healthy coming out of winter, into spring.
With warmer weather the hives spring into action and the queen starts laying. The worker bees frantically gather pollen and nectar to aide the growth of their young and bee numbers build up in anticipation of the nectar flow
During November to January the dominate crop in our area is Manuka. The bees gather the nectar, process and store this exquisit honey into combs they have built on honey frames
During February we take off some of the excess honey for harvesting, leaving the bees with honey supply and another 3 months to gather stores for the upcoming winter
From here our Manuka honey is bottled and packaged to be delivered to you for your enjoyment
These honey frames are then transported by boat, then truck to our local honey extracting partner where the honey is spun and released for collection using centrifugal force