We are a family owned business based in Wakefield, Nelson. We are Beekeepers first and have a passion for looking after the bees and for extracting their delicious honey. Owners - Andrew & Wendy Lane
Backyard Bees - rural and residential beehive rental
We operate Backyard Bees - a bee hive rental business, for those who love bees as much as we do, but don't have the confidence to keep bees, themselves. We offer a fully managed system, where we complete all hive checks and take care of all the registration and levy costs, the customer receives 10kg of locally harvested and processed honey and gains the benefit of bee pollination for their fruiting and garden plants.
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We have hives located throughout Nelson and Tasman suburbs and on bush blocks and farms out towards St Arnaud. From these hives we extract our 100 % raw and natural honey in our own fully registered Extraction Plant and sell in local retail stocktists throughout Nelson and Tasman regions. For more information on Honey sales - click below
Our Extraction plant has been purpose built to contract extract honey quickly and easily. Constructed of insulated chiller panel, there are 6 bays on single level, designed to wheel in & wheel out honey supers and drums. Consisting of dedicated Re-Warming room, Extraction room, Wets storage room, dedicated Packing room and blending rooms and storage areas. Out front, there is plenty of parking and turn around for trailer unloading.
Forklift is available with prior notice to offload pallets or drip trays from back of truck or ute deck. We can extract from hobby to commercial quantities and can pack into drums, buckets or jars. Plant is fully registered with MPI and verified by Asure Quality.