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Why do beehives swarm?

It is officially swarm season! Swarms can contain several hundred to several thousand worker bees, a few drones and one queen. Swarm season happens every year in the warmer months, following a cold season.

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Honey Cake with Taupō Bakes

Local baker Taupō Bakes has whipped up this absolutely amazing Honey Cake using Bonshaw Honey as a substitute for sugar! Honey is a great substitute for sugar as it has a lower GI value which means that it does not raise blood sugar levels as quickly. It is also a lot sweeter than sugar, so you may only need less of it! We recommend using raw honey when swapping honey for sugar as it still has its antibacterial properties and is in its most natural form, exactly how it should be. Our honey also has a 0% C4 sugar content, this means that it has no other sugar added to it at all, our honey is 100% pure honey! We...

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Eight Bee Loving Flowers For Your Garden

Spring is here! So we have compiled a list of our eight favourite bee loving flowers for spring. Diversity of flowers and strategic planning is key, this way the bees have access to an array of yummy food sources.

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No Bake Honeycomb & Chocolate Slice

Our friends at the Storehouse have gone & created this delicious no bake Honey Comb & Chocolate Slice, we've managed to get our hands on the recipe for you guys to make & enjoy yourself at home.

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