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Beehives

Arataki Honey worker wearing homemade bee veil while working on an open beehive

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Arataki Honey beehives in storage for winter

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Arataki beehives on an old Austin truck near Willowflat Road, Highway 2

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Beekeeper with beehives in a paddock surrounded by native bush in Putere, situated on Panakiri Station (which goes right through to Waikaremoana)

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Kiwifruit pollination with bees in Hawke’s Bay
The beekeeper feeds sugar to the bees every second day.

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Beehives with the lids removed to expose honey combs and bees

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Four hives on a pallet located in a plum orchard

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Beehives surrounded by bush – a nicely sheltered site

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A forklift carrying beehives is covered in bees.

The honey comes into the shed, and with only one window above the door, the bees go towards the light where they are captured and taken away from the factory to be used for raising queen cells.  (Replacement of new queen bees)

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Beehive in a paddock with bees on the outside of hive
Bees on outside of hive usually indicates the hive is full of honey

This pallet of hives had for many years been situated at the garden of the late Sir Rodney Gallen.

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Inside of beehive with a full bee comb ready to be extracted

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Mr N Donkin with his beehives, 1938

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At Arataki Honey

Honey combs in hive frames are about to be made into comb honey for packaging.

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Arataki Honey trucks being loaded and unloaded with beehives using tractor forklift

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Arataki Honey truck parked beside beehives

Text on truck door –

“ARATAKI HONEY LTD
HAVELOCK NORTH
ROTORUA
NETHERTON”

Registration plate NH8674

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A line of honey boxes being stored for the winter

(The whole area is now new houses)

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Arataki beehives in a paddock surrounded by native bush in Putere, situated on Panakiri Station (which goes right through to Waikaremoana)

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Arataki Honey truck in a paddock beside beehives

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Arataki Honey worker Dinitria with bees near a hive

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Arataki Honey worker leaning against beehives
These are two queen hives with a board in the middle to separate them.