NATURE AT HER PUREST
Pure Manuka from the valleys of the Waimakariri Gorge
Albeit a bit windy at critical times keeping the girls at home, 2020 was massively more productive than 2019. Roll on 2021!
This season was a more ‘normal’ flowering coupled with a summer that showed promise, then was a bit windy at critical times, then had a warm still flourish at the end of flowering. A lot better than last season but hopefully a better one to come in 2020/21!
Spring has sprung!
A mild winter and a good start to spring makes for strong hives
Checking for disease
A constant task is checking that the hives are healthy and free from disease. Even on days like today when they would rather be left alone!
A seemingly endless job when you are growing is making up more boxes for honey. Not sure how many 100’s we’ve done now! By the time they are screwed together, dipped in paraffin wax and then our registration number stencilled on, any other job looks good!!
“Love this honey!”
Silky smooth, tastes great and it’s good for me!
“We have all of Coal Creek Honey’s beautiful products available here. ”
Topp Country Cafe
Call in and see Donna and the team. They will look after you.
“Need to buy 3 at a time. The kids fly through it!”
“Can’t get enough. Love this honey!”
Greg has been farming most of his adult life however only discovered how amazing the humble honey bee was in recent years. All of Coal Creek Apiaries hives are on a Manuka crop in Coal Creek, which flows into the Waimakariri river in the Canterbury high country.
Coal Creek Apiaries is a family owned business operated by Greg and Jenny Barnaby assisted mostly willingly by their kids Tayla and Alex and many friends. They have built up from a few hives to 250+ and they are all on a Manuka crop in the summer in Coal Creek, in the Waimakariri Gorge, in the beautiful Canterbury high country.