honey

Ashcroft's Display

Ashcroft’s Honey House was a family owned business before it was purchased by Arataki Honey Ltd.
This shop was closed in the mid 1990s

Text on signboard –

“ARATAKI POLLINATION
BIGGER CROPS
BETTER QUALITY
Hives into Hawke’s Bay Orchards Spring 1990
STONEFRUIT   632
PIPFRUIT   1596
KIWIFRUIT   2547
TOTAL   4775
We will be placing even more hives in Hawke’s Bay Orchards this Spring
POLLINATION by PROFESSIONALS”

Beeswax

Tins being filled with beeswax for the local and export market

Honey Factory

Arataki Honey factory
Photo taken from the Berry house

Honey Loading

Loading comb honey for export in seavans

Ply boxes with metal frames

Honey Loading

Percy Berry watching the loading of a container of honey for export

Text on truck door –

“MCKINNIE TRANSPORT LTD
HUMBER STREET
AHURIRI
NAPIER”

Honey Machine

Machine used for sealing comb honey for export

Text on machine –

“Trigon
Intact”

Honey Packaging

Sealing and packaging of comb honey at Arataki Honey

Honey Packaging

Joan Isaacs is packaging comb honey into 70 gram pots which are then packed into boxes.

Mobile Honey Extractor

First mobile honey extractor used to extract honey from distant hives

Mobile Honey Extractor

First mobile honey extractor used to extract honey from distant hives

Extracting honey into 4 gallon [18 litre] tins

Visit By Ministers

Ministers Hamish Kynoch and Brian Talboys visit Arataki Honey

1 – With Percy Berry

2 – Watching honey being packaged

3 – Inspecting packaged comb honey with Percy Berry