"We have been urban beekeepers for five years. In 2016 we travelled the world learning about bees from beekeepers all over the world. We visited as many countries as we could get our sticky, honey covered hands on learning about the prevention of disease, crop pollination and honey extraction.
We aim to increase New Zealand’s bee population by supplying healthy, happy hives to urban areas and to educate our future generation on the importance of keeping our little workers around."
Bees Up Top rescue swarms for free before the exterminator is called in, they run Beginners Beekeeping Courses, and they build hives which they will install and maintain on your property - and then at the end of the season, deliver your honey to you!
They are running a PledgeMe campaign at the moment, as their aim is to rescue and re-home 100 bee colonies starting this Spring. The hives that the rescue bees go into are expensive and so is their medicine however, so they need our help to raise funds. A small pledge will allow them to increase the healthy beehive population in New Zealand! For pledges of $30+ you'll even get a jar of Bethells Valley honey with a slice of honeycomb inside!
Honeybees Preschool just love what Jessie and Luke are doing and are very proud to support their project. Jess is popping in soon to have a chat with our little ones about our even littler friends out there keeping our world buzzing!
If you have a moment, please check out their PledgeMe campaign and donate - every dollar helps!