Raw Pohutukawa Honey | AFG Dog

Posted by offpagespecialist on December 7th, 2019

We're a raw Manuka honey supplier in NZ. Our Manuka honey NZ is pure honey which comes from the genus Leptospermum scoparium popularly known as the manuka plant.

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Hi! My name is Zara, and I am a beekeeper. In NZ,you will come across many who are quietly building their hippy “Utopias” in their home,and if they are lucky like me, in their work. In NZ, we love the land and sea and protect it fiercely and proudly. New Zealand is renowned for the fresh and natural clean food sources it provides.

5 years ago, I was gifted some hives for my birthday,and the journey began. After seeing what a beehive could do for my garden yields and realising we had access to a lot of land around New Zealand, we decided to go ahead and stock some of these beautiful clean parts of New Zealand with bees and collecting some of the many different honey varietals blooming every spring and summer. Utilising our local network here, we established hives from Auckland up to the far North of NZ to produce honey and hive products.

Immersing yourself in the world of beekeeping is a huge learning curve and we went to task immediately finding out how to keep our bees optimally healthy. Bees have a number of predators, hazards and diseases however there is one that stands out as a huge biosecurity hazard. This disease is called american foulbrood; a sporing bacterial infection that is spread between neighbouring hives through contaminated hive ware and a bees natural feeding and robbing behaviour. In recent years,hive numbers have risen dramatically with the birth of the Manuka honey industry, and so has AFB. Tragically for the bees and their keepers, the law states that once visual symptoms manifest of AFB, your hive must be burned. Though the honey is safe for human consumption,it is still burned so that it represents no further threat to the neighbouring hives. In this way it is a terrible loss and waste of bees AND honey. The point of the burn off is two fold: firstly, it serves to destroy the spore contaminated equipment and honey in an effort to keep the elimination rate higher than the reinfection rate and secondly to ensure that New Zealand

keeps low enough AFB numbers to not have to use antibiotics to control the disease. Should numbers become unmanageable as they have in other countries, New Zealandwould seriously have to consider using antibiotics. As a country that values its high grade food exports, this would result in a devaluing of our honey industry.

Haruru falls, Northland, New Zealand
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