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Honeymooners from France

Posted by Greg Whyte on 13 December 2017

Our first December 2017 honeymooners were from France - they had been in New Zealand four weeks enjoying the sights and their time here.

Category: Honeymoons, Guest Countries

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Honeymooners from France

Posted by Greg Whyte on 13 December 2017

Our first December 2017 honeymooners were from France - they had been in New Zealand four weeks enjoying the sights...

Honey boxes on both hives - now it's up to the bees

Posted by Greg Whyte on 15 November 2017

Rick our beekeeper has added a honey box to the newest hive so now its up to the bees to do what they do best - collecting honey and pollen.

Category: Bees

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Honey boxes on both hives - now it's up to the bees

Posted by Greg Whyte on 15 November 2017

Rick our beekeeper has added a honey box to the newest hive so now its up to the bees to...

Bees - you loose some then you win some

Posted by Greg Whyte on 7 November 2017

A while ago I mentioned that we had lost our queen and a whole lot of bees disappeared with her - well recently the reverse has happened. Amazing really just goes to show how fickle bees can be.

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Bees - you loose some then you win some

Posted by Greg Whyte on 7 November 2017

A while ago I mentioned that we had lost our queen and a whole lot of bees disappeared with her...

Kiwis explore in and around the beach

Posted by Greg Whyte on 23 October 2017

This Labour weekend just gone we had a house full of Kiwi guests - a rarity for us as most of our guests come from overseas.

Category: Local Activities, Local Cafes

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Kiwis explore in and around the beach

Posted by Greg Whyte on 23 October 2017

This Labour weekend just gone we had a house full of Kiwi guests - a rarity for us as most...

Bees - lets start again with a new queen and lots more bees

Posted by Greg Whyte on 1 October 2017

Late last night we received some new bees and a new queen - Rick brought down from Auckland - a replacement hive full of bees and along with them a new queen bee.

Category: Bees

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Bees - lets start again with a new queen and lots more bees

Posted by Greg Whyte on 1 October 2017

Late last night we received some new bees and a new queen - Rick brought down from Auckland - a...

Bees - Wasp trouble

Posted by Gre Whyte on 13 September 2017

Our bee keeper Rick was doing his check up today and discovered our hives have been attacked by german wasps and plenty of them! We knew there had been a few german wasps around and had set up a trap...

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Bees - Wasp trouble

Posted by Gre Whyte on 13 September 2017

Our bee keeper Rick was doing his check up today and discovered our hives have been attacked by german wasps...

Bees - strange happenings with our Queen

Posted by Greg Whyte on 14 August 2017

Our bee keeper Rick called in yesterday to check up on the bees and to add to their winter food some sugary water mix and to treat them for the varolla mite. Rick has also added some seaweed mix to...

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Bees - strange happenings with our Queen

Posted by Greg Whyte on 14 August 2017

Our bee keeper Rick called in yesterday to check up on the bees and to add to their winter food...