These hives are heading out to our Hakarimata and Kirikiriroa sites.
This is one of our busiest times of the year, getting the hives all sorted for the new season ahead. Making sure they are healthy and strong, moving them to where they need to be to collect that delicious honey and making sure they have plenty of supers (honey collecting boxes) to store the honey. We've had to move a lot of hives this season to re-arrange apiary locations, which has added a lot more work than usual. Since Martin works full-time during the week, on his normal job, his weekends are rather busy, it's not uncommon for him to get home 11pm or later and back out at 5am the next morning. Thank goodness one our our son's has finished school for the year so is Martin's right hand man at the moment! They are enjoying the special father and son time travelling to and from apiary sites.