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We have had confirmation that we are able to continue shipping out honey products during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Our facilities are on our home property, so we are able to pack and send directly without contacting anyone outside our home bubble. Because we are rural, we have changed to CourierPost to be able to send directly without leaving the property, however it may take a little longer for packages to get to you, so please allow a couple of days for your order to arrive.

We are still offering free shipping on all Palmerston North orders over $20 - they're just coming by courier instead of being hand-delivered.

Filling the need for professional beekeeping services in urban areas!

Up until now, there has been nobody to supply managed hives in the Manawatu urban areas - only commercial beekeepers with hives on farmland, and hobbyists with their own backyard hives. That has all changed with Hives Manawatu coming into the market. Now you can rent a fully managed hive (or three), and get help with your own hives.

The Team

Hives Manawatu is still small, but we have plans to expand. Currently the 'team' consists of Paul, the primary beekeeper, with others brought in on a casual basis as required.

Paul has been a beekeeper on a relatively small scale since getting his first two hives in 2007. Over that time his hive numbers have grown along with his experience and skills, including becoming an approved beekeeper for AFB checking in 2008. Paul chaired the Manawatu Beekeepers club for three years, and is still on the committee and involved with the club in many ways.

The MBC beginners course was designed and organised by Paul, and along with the other tutors has taught over 200 newbees the basics since its inception.

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