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.

Sweetree Honey, Local Hamilton Honey

Written by Stephanie on February 20th, 2021.      0 comments

Sweetree honey is as local as you can get, we even have beehives at Claudelands Events Centre (150 metres from the Hamilton Farmers Market barn)! Our Kirikiriroa honey comes from the Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton Zoo and Taitua Arboretum and from this seasons harvest will include nectar from around Claudelands Events Centre.  Our other raw honeys come from surrounding areas of Hamilton such as Four Brothers Reserve, Hakarimata ranges, Horsham Downs and Ohinewai (coming soon).  Every honey has its own unique nuance depending on what is flowering in the area at the time and are finely granulated making them very easy to spread.  

Come and see us at the Hamilton Farmers Market this weekend and have a taste of our honeys.  They are a true taste of the Waikato!

Check out our delicious range of honeys


Rain, Rain, Glorious Rain!

Written by Stephanie on February 15th, 2021.      0 comments

We have really appreciated getting the rain today as its been so dry and many of the flowering grasses have dried up. Much of the summer has been good for our bees however and its been pleasing to see a steady flow of nectar into the hives. We are now starting to harvest the honey from our hives and will be treating for varroa to ensure mite populations are reduced as much as possible. It’s a key time to monitor the health of our hives as its at the end of summer that colonies can suddenly “crash”.

Sustainable Me February Challenge

Written by Stephanie on February 1st, 2021.      0 comments

With the 'OSOF (Our Seas Our Future) Sustainable Me Challenge' each month we are challenged to test out an environmentally friendly behaviour that in some way impacts ocean health. This month is to drive less.  This can be a difficult one to especially when you live rurally like us.  But let's try something new!

Go car-free at least one day per week. Don’t just decide to stay home once a week, either! Instead, pick a day that you would normally drive, then seek out an alternative that works for you and practice it.

How about a car-free week? Alternatively, you could go car-free for at least half of the car trips you would normally take that are less than 5km.

Don’t drive for any trips under 5km for the month of February. Or you could try going the entire month without driving or riding in a car. 

Read more about the Sustainable Me Challenge and Why We Love It


Read more on the Sustainable Me website


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