Early harvest prevents toxic honey

Some sound advice from the Waikato Times about tutin and Honey. Coromandel beekeepers have taken precautions to prevent a toxin linked with causing stupors and violent convulsions infecting their honey supply this summer. The tutin poison, produced by bees feeding on the native tutu bush, was blamed for poisoning 22 people who purchased comb honey[…]Read More

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Tutin in Toxic Honey – Searching for Tutu while Treasure Hunting

We decided to go away for Auckland anniversary weekend. So while I was out and out in the Coromandel bush pursuing another one of my hobbies (Locating treasure with a GPS device or Geocaching).

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Working in the shop at the Auckland Bee Club

I went along to Auckland bee club today, and spent most of the time helping Sue in the shop. It was a very busy day and I enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone that came in. I managed to sneak out during the talks. The topics today were:- Harvesting honey Tips on entering the honey[…]Read More

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