39 Raiha Street
Elsdon
Porirua
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12 days ago

Level 2

Rod from Hive World Honey

We are not back to normal yet but isn't it great to be able to get out and around again! This time will be forever etched in our memories, some good some bad. We met so many strangers on our walks and always said hello (from the prescribed distance), but seeing family on video is not like … View moreWe are not back to normal yet but isn't it great to be able to get out and around again! This time will be forever etched in our memories, some good some bad. We met so many strangers on our walks and always said hello (from the prescribed distance), but seeing family on video is not like being together properly.
See the latest advise from my honey bee below.

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23 days ago

Hello from Hive World.

Rod from Hive World Honey

We are all looking forward to normality again soon. It looks like we are beating this virus, now we need to get the country up and running again as soon as possible.

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36 days ago

Honey sales during level 3

Rod from Hive World Honey

We are still selling packed honey during Level 3. Please send me a message via neighbourly or email sales@hiveworld.co.nz or phone 04 232 7802 and we will email an invoice for internet banking.
We will have a pickup point for you to collect safely. Sorry, no fill your jar at the moment.
500 g … View more
We are still selling packed honey during Level 3. Please send me a message via neighbourly or email sales@hiveworld.co.nz or phone 04 232 7802 and we will email an invoice for internet banking.
We will have a pickup point for you to collect safely. Sorry, no fill your jar at the moment.
500 g Multi-Manuka @ $15.75 and 500 g Manuka 5+ @ $27.25

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47 days ago

Keep Healthy with Honey

Rod from Hive World Honey

Here are some simple ideas to save you purchasing expensive remedies.

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68 days ago

If you are wanting Manuka honey I will still be open Tuesday.

Rod from Hive World Honey

We can fill your jar for you or purchase 500 g jars filled.
We are at 39 Raiha St Porirua (behind Grove Homes)

Negotiable

74 days ago

Manuka Honey properties.

Rod from Hive World Honey

Did you know - Manuka honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and ant-inflammatory properties. It will not cure Corona virus but will boost your immune system.
Methylglyoxal is its active ingredient and likely responsible for these antibacterial effects.
Bring your jar along to Hive World at 39 Raiha… View more
Did you know - Manuka honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and ant-inflammatory properties. It will not cure Corona virus but will boost your immune system.
Methylglyoxal is its active ingredient and likely responsible for these antibacterial effects.
Bring your jar along to Hive World at 39 Raiha St Porirua and we will fill it with Genuine Manuka honey harvested right here in Wellington.

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85 days ago

Harvest time for our local honey

Rod from Hive World Honey

Here are a few shots of our beekeeper collecting our honey from Wellington's hills. This is where our honey comes from. Note the dark frame will be manuka honey the light one possibly will be clover.

101 days ago

If you want to tackle big problems, try thinking like a bee!

Rod from Hive World Honey

So you've woken up and decided to take on that BIG problem, perhaps its helping homeless dogs or fighting climate change.
Yet as much as you'd like to act, you're stopped by some persistant piping doubts: where do I start? And even if I do something, will it really matter?
Maybe its … View more
So you've woken up and decided to take on that BIG problem, perhaps its helping homeless dogs or fighting climate change.
Yet as much as you'd like to act, you're stopped by some persistant piping doubts: where do I start? And even if I do something, will it really matter?
Maybe its time to look to the humble honeybee for inspiration.

Most of the the lifespan of a worker bee (6 weeks in summer) is spent gathering nectar to make honey.
A bee makes only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime - a tiny fraction of the many kilograms a colony needs to survive. The most remarkable thing isn't that she does the work but that she doesn't even do it for herself. A bee won't directly benefit from the honey she makes; instead it will allow future generations to survive after she is gone.
This too is how we can change the world - not by worrying about the size of our contributions but getting in and joining with others.

Keep making honey - Your 1/12th of a teaspoon counts!

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113 days ago

What is in a beehive? apart from bees!

Rod from Hive World Honey

How do bees store their honey?
Is a beehive just a couple of boxes?
In New Zealand it is illegal to have a beehive in a Skep (the old traditional upside down basket shaped hive) bees must be kept in a hive with removable frames. This is so the hive can be inspected for disease regularly.
Each box … View more
How do bees store their honey?
Is a beehive just a couple of boxes?
In New Zealand it is illegal to have a beehive in a Skep (the old traditional upside down basket shaped hive) bees must be kept in a hive with removable frames. This is so the hive can be inspected for disease regularly.
Each box usually has 10 frames with beeswax sheets to encourage the bees to make their comb in an orderly way.
The bees draw out the wax to make the comb and in the cells the queen lays her eggs, and the bees store pollen and honey. The beekeeper can lift these frames out to see how the queen is laying and to see how much honey the bees are collecting and inspect for disease.
The bottom box is where the queen lives with the eggs and larvae. On top of that we have a queen excluder that the workers can fit through but not the queen as she is bigger. The boxes above this are the honey supers where the bees put all the honey.

121 days ago

Beeswax Facts

Rod from Hive World Honey

Beeswax, like honey does not deteriorate.
Beeswax is used in cosmetics, hand creams, polishes, candles and wax wraps.
The colour of beeswax depends on the flowers the bees visit as the colour comes from the pollen content.
Bees will consume up to 3 kg of honey to produce 500 grams of beeswax.
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Beeswax, like honey does not deteriorate.
Beeswax is used in cosmetics, hand creams, polishes, candles and wax wraps.
The colour of beeswax depends on the flowers the bees visit as the colour comes from the pollen content.
Bees will consume up to 3 kg of honey to produce 500 grams of beeswax.
Beeswax candles burn brighter and last 2-3 times longer than paraffin candles and emit negative ions that help to purify the air.

128 days ago

Have you run out of things for the kids to do?

Rod from Hive World Honey

Get them in the kitchen to make Honey Bubble.
I remember making this when I was a child - lots of fun.
Ingredients.
125 grams butter
125 grams sugar
2 heaped table spoons of honey
4 cups rice bubbles
In a large pan gently heat butter, sugar and honey. Stir so it doesn't stick to the bottom … View more
Get them in the kitchen to make Honey Bubble.
I remember making this when I was a child - lots of fun.
Ingredients.
125 grams butter
125 grams sugar
2 heaped table spoons of honey
4 cups rice bubbles
In a large pan gently heat butter, sugar and honey. Stir so it doesn't stick to the bottom and burn. Heat until boiling and boil for 4 minutes
Remove from the heat and add rice bubbles and mix well. Pour into a lined slice pan or use cupcake cases and put in the fridge to cool
Once cooled, cut slices to desired size.
ENJOY.

142 days ago

Interesting Bee Facts

Rod from Hive World Honey

As you probably realize by now, I am passionate about bees.
Here are some interesting bee facts.
Every worker bee (females) have a particular job to do depending on her age.

When they hatch their first job is to keep the hive clean.

Next they progress to feeding the larvae and attending the … View more
As you probably realize by now, I am passionate about bees.
Here are some interesting bee facts.
Every worker bee (females) have a particular job to do depending on her age.

When they hatch their first job is to keep the hive clean.

Next they progress to feeding the larvae and attending the queen.

Then they are responsible for taking the nectar and pollen that has been gathered and put it into the honeycomb.

Next they move on to producing beeswax for making the comb.

Then they have the important job of guarding the hive from intruders

Finally they get to be foragers, collecting nectar and pollen, also water. They will do this until they are worn out and their wing are in tatters (about 6 weeks in summer)

141 days ago

Local Honey for sale

Rod from Hive World Honey

Hive World have local raw honey for sale from our factory shop at 39 Raiha St Porirua.
Bring along your favorite jar and we will fill it for you.
Multi- Manuka $21.85/kg

Negotiable

148 days ago

Bee Friendly Gardens

Rod from Hive World Honey

If you are heading to a garden centre this summer, don't forget the bees.
Bees prefer flat open flowers or small clusters rather than large frilly double flowers, as it is easier for them to get into them to feed.
Bee friendly plants include:
ANNUALS -
Marigold, sunflower, poppies, … View more
If you are heading to a garden centre this summer, don't forget the bees.
Bees prefer flat open flowers or small clusters rather than large frilly double flowers, as it is easier for them to get into them to feed.
Bee friendly plants include:
ANNUALS -
Marigold, sunflower, poppies, nasturtiums, calendular, cosmos, etc
PERENNIALS -
Dahlias, geraniums, gladiolus, echinacea, comfrey, lavender, aquilegia, etc.
CLIMBERS-
Honeysuckle, clematis, NZ Jasmine, wisteria, etc.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLES -
Blackberry, cucumber, pumpkin, corgettes, all brassicas, pip and stone fruit, etc.
HERBS -
Borage, thyme, coriander, basil, mint, rosemary, all salvias, etc.

If you want to encourage bees, put similar plants in a group, this will provide a billboard for bees proclaiming "Lots of food here!"

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