The Buzz Blog

Welcome to our blog 'The Buzz'.  Here we will keep you updated on what is happening in the world of bees and honey and anything else that we think you would be interested in.  If there is a topic you would like to hear about drop us an email and I'll see what we can do.


Marokopa Spring Back in Stock!

Written by Stephanie on February 22nd, 2019.      0 comments

Our popular Marokopa Spring honey is back in stock!!


Sweetree's Marokopa Spring is collected from late September to November from the remote west coast settlement of Marokopa, south of the renowned Waitomo Caves.  Here our bees forage on hill country wildflowers, clover and native bush such as Rewarewa, Kamahi and Heketara.  This season's Marokopa Spring has a strong Rewarewa component.  It really is delicious!
 

Here are some photos of Sweetree's Marokopa Spring honey - from our beehives to your table!  

 
1Dan-in-Truck
It's great having our 16-year-old son helping out, he's enjoying spending quality time with his dad, even if it means really early starts.
 
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Fresh frames of Marokopa Spring honey, nothing like it.  Yum!
 
3Honey-on-trailer
Loading up to take the honey back to the honey house
 

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Boxes of honey (supers) awaiting extraction
6spinner
Extraction - spinning the honey out of the frames
 


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Packing time - thanks again for our son's help, thank goodness it was Waitangi Day & he had a day off school!
 
8filling
Yummy jar of Marokopa Spring honey!
 
10labelling
Time to label all those jars!
 

 Purchase this seasons Sweetree Marokopa Spring honey


 

  
Topics: Products
 

Vote for Us!

Written by Stephanie on February 19th, 2019.      0 comments

peoples-choice award producerKiwis are renowned for their passion for the country, its people and its produce. That’s why the Oustanding Producers Awards are asking Kiwis to help find New Zealand’s finest.  

We'd love it if you could vote for us in their People's Choice Award!  Just go to their website and enter 'Sweetree Honey' as your producer and your favourite farmers market (ours is Hamilton Farmers Market).  Thanks so much in advance, we really appreciate it!!

Everyone who votes in the Coast People’s Choice Awards goes into the draw to win a year’s subscription to NZ Life & Leisure and an Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards hamper, featuring a selection of winning products from the Awards! 
 

VOTE HERE - Let's show everyone that Waikato makes great honey!!

Topics: , About Sweetree
 

Where Do you Put Your Dental Floss?

Written by Stephanie on February 1st, 2019.      0 comments

EcoFloss LowWhere do you put your dental floss?  Our dental hygienist suggested in the shower!  It's been the perfect place for us to remember to floss, I'm flossing way more than I used to.  I was worried about the container collecting condensation but I keep it out of the water on a shelf in the shower and it's perfectly fine, as you can see in this photo. 

You might be able to tell we're just about out of dental floss but the great news is, with eco-floss, I can just replace the reel of floss in my glass bottle with a refill!  No plastic wastage anymore!  Perfect!
 

Check out the eco-floss and refills here


 
Topics: , Enviromental, Products
 
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