It all started when we moved to New Zealand from Scotland in 2001. My husband, Stephen, who is originally from New Plymouth, New Zealand decided he wanted a beehive. "What do you want one of those for?" I asked. "Just as an interest" Stephen replied. He got 2 hives and had great fun.
FULL-TIME HONEY PRODUCTION
WITH OVER 800 HIVES
Stephen and I attended beekeeping workshops, fieldays, conferences and I found that I was becoming very knowledgeable and actually enjoying learning about the bees. I took the plunge and got myself a beesuit and would go out with Stephen at the weekends to be an assistant fetching and carrying.
Finally in 2009 we both jumped in and with 800 - 1000 hives we went full-time
MOVING INTO A SHOP
AND A BIGGER FACTORY
We have a large warehouse in New Plymouth where we have set up a honey and beekeeping supplies shop. Our new shop RMP is listed and all our honey is packed in our new factory.