Kiwi Point Honey was founded in Raetihi, New Zealand by Blake Cole. Kiwi Point is a privately owned wild life sanctuary, with a focus on protecting our native kiwi.
The native bush is a rich source of nectar that the bees happily use to create our special blend of Kiwi Point Honey.
Rent a hive from us, we provide the hive and bees, we will manage the hive including inspections and treatments. You will receive up to 5Kg of honey per hive each year. Cost is just NZ$40 per hive, billed yearly or monthly.
Pollination of your property year round, more honey can be purchased if required. Contact us to arrange a site inspection.
500g of Natural Multi Floral Honey - NZ$10.00
The honey bee has been around for millions of years.
A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honey bees and one queen. Worker honey bees are female, live for about 6 weeks and do all the work.
The queen bee can live up to 5 years and is the only bee that lays eggs. She is the busiest in the summer months, when the hive needs to be at its maximum strength, and lays up to 2500 eggs per day.
Larger than the worker bees, the male honey bees (also called drones), have no stinger and do no work. All they do is mate.
The bees’ buzz is the sound made by their wings which beat 11,400 times per minute.
The average worker bee produces only about 1/12th teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.
Each honey bee colony has a unique odour for members' identification.
A worker bee's maximum flight range is about five kilometres but most collect nectar and pollen within 800 metres of the hive.
A honey bee flies at approximately 24 kilometers per hour.
Apart from flying, bees use their wings to: evaporate surplus moisture from the nectar, ventilate the hive of stale air, cool the hive by introducing cool air and discharging warm air.
Bees can bring back half their weight, i.e. 0.05g, though sometimes thye brings back only 0.02g.
To bring in a kilogramme of nectar, it is necessary for the bee to make 50,000 trips or 50,000 bees to make one trip.
We offer a variety of Honey products.
Kiwi Point Honey, New Zealand
You can contact us by phone 022 342 2191 or email email@example.com