Story: Beekeeping

Honey harvest

Honey harvest

Honey is harvested from hives in late spring or summer, and the hives are relocated to new sites. Here, beekeepers from Mossops Honey, near Tauranga, have uncapped hives prior to removing boxes for honey extraction back at the factory. Smoke is being used in the lower hive to quieten the bees.

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Mossop's Honey

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Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - Beekeepers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15766/honey-harvest (accessed 6 June 2020)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008