The Apiary Goes Loco !

First off, Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a wonderful time over the festive period and are looking forward to a productive and healthy 2015, we certainly are. As to that, we are really pleased to announce that for the first time since our relaunch, we are now stocking some of our product […]

The New England Bee Hotel For Pollinators

A newly constructed “bee hotel” at the University of New Hampshire’s Woodman Farm isn’t much to look at — with its cinder block floors and pine cone-littered suites — but for the region’s pollinators, it’s as appealing as any five-star resort. The bee hotel is at the center of the first-ever comprehensive study of New […]

Honey, Banana and Choc Chip Muesli Bars

Museli bars are great for a number of reasons.  They’re the perfect snack you don’t have to think about, they’re pretty good at dealing with a rumbling tummy in the middle of the day, and are great for kids’ lunch boxes. However there are a few problems too.  More often than not the ones you’ll […]

Meditation Found To Help With Anxiety And Depression?

According to recent research from John Hopkins Research, 30 minutes of meditation can possibly help ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression. asics onitsuka tiger donna But how exactly does it work? The researchers evaluated the degree to which those symptoms changed in people who had a variety of medical conditions, such as insomnia or […]

Saturn’s Polar Hexagon Explained

This may seem like an odd thing for a bee-based skincare and honey site to be posting about, but we love all aspects of what makes up a beehive. One of those very important things is the shape of the honeycomb. fjallraven kanken classic 16 L A hexagon is the most erognomic shape and the […]

Mother’s Day Freebee For That Special Mum In Your Life

Mother’s Day is coming up on May 11th, Canotta Golden State Warriors and we here at The Apiary value our mothers a great deal. As a relatively new mother myself I understand the fundamental role my mum has played in my life. Nike Air Max 2017 damskie So to celebrate all our mums, Womens Nike […]

Radio Tagging Bees – For Science!

Miniature radio tags, kind of like toll cards for cars, are being attached to the back of bees to help them survive the threat of exotic diseases. ADIDAS ULTRA BOOST Uncaged Five thousand tags are being fitted to bees in southern Tasmania. Justin Forsett Ravens Jerseys The information they generate will be used to learn […]

Honey Found To Help Antibiotic Resistance

Medical professionals sometimes use honey successfully as a topical dressing, but it could play a larger role in fighting infections, researchers told a meeting of American Chemical Society recently. “The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance,” said study […]

Dermatitis Linked to Disposable Baby Wipes

<span style="font-family: georgia, New Balance 996 męskie palatino;”>The Medical Journal of Australia is reporting increasing numbers of parents and carers are presenting with skin problems linked to using disposable baby wipes. <span style="font-family: georgia, Asics Pas Cher palatino;”>In a research letter published in the Medical Journal of Australia on Monday, dermatologist Rosemary Nixon from the […]

New Beginnings

It’s not every day you have to make a decision that will change the course of a family business that has been doing things much the same way for about 60 years. Jameis Winston – Florida State Seminoles So it was with a great deal of emotion, and a lot of careful consideration, that we […]

Honeybees Reveal That Evolution Is Stranger Than You Ever Realized

Note: This article was first published in io9 on 3/6/14. Darwin’s idea of natural selection is simple. Good mutations are passed on, because the animals who have them will survive to reproduce. Philadelphia 76ers But how do you pass on those good mutations in honeybee colonies, where most bees are sterile workers who never have […]

Something Sweet For Valentine’s Day

Romantic Valentine’s Day meals have always been about the dessert, let’s face it. NIKE AIR ZOOM VOMERO 12 The dinner kind of gets in the way of those delicious chocolatey treats. But that doesn’t mean dinner can’t have a sweet touch too. This Valentine’s Day why don’t you impress your loved one with a dinner […]

Halloween Week Recipe: Cream of Pumpkin and Honey Soup

At this time of year a lot of pumpkins will be getting used, with many of their insides being scooped out and discarded. Tomorrow we’ll be posting some handy tips you can use to recycle or otherwise reuse any various leftovers you have from Halloween, but today we thought we’d share a scrumptious recipe combining […]

Halloween Week: The Haunted History of Beekeeping

There are some great Facebook groups and pages out there, catering to all kinds of niche hobby or interest. Few are more specialised however than a page dedicated to historical articles about bees and beekeeping. For the past few weeks Historical Honeybee Articles have been posting fascinating spooky or macabre stories involving beekeeping down through […]

Halloween Week: Help Scientists Battle Zombees

Honey bee colonies are subject to numerous pathogens and parasites. Adrian Gonzalez Jersey Interaction among multiple pathogens and parasites is the proposed cause for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a syndrome characterized by worker bees abandoning their hive. Last year scientists from the San Francisco State University provided the first documentation that the phorid fly Apocephalus […]

Hive Treatment Methods Help Buck the Trend in Honeybee Numbers

It seems the only time honeybees make the news nowadays is when yet another region declares a crisis in their numbers, Texas A&M Aggies with varroa mite or colony collapse disorder (CCD) chief among the culprits for the decline. 2017 nike air max pas cher Well thankfully Hawke’s Bay is bucking the trend and has […]

Homemade Honey and Cream Facial Mask

There are an almost innumerable amount of facial masks out there, all with a whole slew of ingredients to help your skin, but as with most things the fewer the ingredients the more effective the result. Ernie Banks Jersey So if you want to rejuvenate your skin and give your face a refreshing boost then […]

Halloween Week: Scary Snacks Made With Haunted Honey

If there’s one thing that makes Halloween really memorable for kids it’s all the treats they get. new balance 997 on sale Most of the time that comes in the form of bags upon bags of sweets the neighbours give them if they’re brave enough to knock on their door in the dead of night. […]

Halloween Week: Beware Zombees!

To celebrate Halloween and get in that spooky mood, we’ll be sharing a couple of posts this week about all kinds of scary goings on and how they relate to bees and honey. This week, it’s Halloween costume time! Halloween isn’t hugely popular here in New Zealand, which is a shame. Many see it as […]

The Science Behind Ancient Honey

In 1905 when archaeologist James Quibell uncovered the tomb of Yuya and Tjuya, the parents of 18th dynasty Egyptian Queen Tiye, who was Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III, among the items he discovered was a jar of honey. It was noted as still being liquid, and even still preserving its characteristic […]

The 15% Off Everything Grand Opening Sale Is Nearly Over!

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Pollinator-Friendly Plants Put To The Test For Science

You hear a lot in the news about the decline of bees, and it’s the kind of issue that is easy to assume we can do nothing about. Asics Gel Quantum 360 Dames But one simple way people can help is via their gardens, by growing ornamental plants that are also attractive to flower-visiting insects. […]

Flight of the Bumblebee Studied for Science

<span style="font-family: georgia, adidas chaussures femme palatino;”>Everyone is familiar with Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous interlude, however scientists from Harvard University have been studying an actual flight of the bumblebee in an effort to work out how the insects manage to remain steady in adverse weather conditions. Dr Sridhar Ravi filmed bumblebees as they flew in a wind […]

Diesel Fumes Interfere with Honey Bees’ Sense of Smell

Honeybees utilise floral odours when foraging for flowers, and scientists from Britain’s University of Southampton have investigated whether diesel exhaust pollution could interrupt these floral odour stimuli. A synthetic blend of eight floral chemicals, identified from oilseed rape, was exposed to diesel exhaust pollution. Within one minute of exposure the abundances of four of the […]

Not Just Black and Yellow: Bees Show Off Their True Colours

You could almost be forgiven for thinking that there are two types of bee in the world; honey bees and bumblebees. Canotte Los Angeles Clippers Almost. Canotta Oklahoma City Thunder However, there are over 20,000 known species of bee, and of the 4,000 of those native to North America, only the minority bear the distinct […]

World’s 20,000th Species of Bee Identified

When people think of bees, they usually think of the humble Bumble or Honey Bee, but in fact there are only around 250 species of the former, and an even smaller 10 species of the latter. Nike Air Max Thea Dames The vast majority of the other approximately 19,700 species of bees come in all […]

Homemade Honey Mustard In A Hurry

<span style="font-family: georgia, Air Jordan 9 palatino;”>The great thing about honey mustard sauce is that it is so versatile. Anything that works equally well as a dipping sauce for some homemade chips or burgers, or as an accompaniment to a more substantial gourmet meal is the perfect thing to have on hand when you’re hungry. […]

A Live Stream Of Honey Bees Rebuilding Their Hive Is More Hypnotic Than You’d Think

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What’s Wrong With Your Chicken? And Other Animal Related Stories Part 1

It was a Friday evening, goedkoop nike air max 2016 I’d been looking after some chickens for a friend who had gone overseas for a while and everything had been smooth sailing until someone pointed out that one of my charges, Amy, was looking a bit under the weather. <span style="font-family: georgia, Case Keenum – […]

Two Remote Scottish Isles To Become UK’s First Reserve For Honey Bees

There are around 250 native species of bee in Britain but just a single honey bee – the Apis mellifera. The isles of Colonsay and Oronsay are currently home to around 50 colonies and have now been named in a new Scottish Government order to protect the species from cross-breeding and disease. The Bee Keeping […]

Less Urban Beekeeping, More Bee-Friendly Plants, say Scientists

Over the last few years, the plight of the honey bee has had its profile raised in a number of ways. air max pas cher The importance of our food producing friends cannot be overstated, but one result of this public sentiment to help save them may actually end up doing them harm according to […]

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring is well and truly here. The daffodils are out and the lawnmower is getting worked overtime. In keeping with the theme of new life, we at Davidson’s Apiaries are absolutely chuffed to welcome another addition to our extended clan. sac kanken pas cher Rosalind River is a happy and healthy little cherub who was […]

Fight The Cold and Soothe The Body With A Hot Toddy

We in New Zealand are currently in the midst of Winter, but for those of you in warmer climes, it’s still a good idea to prepare for the colder months ahead. New Balance 1600 Donna One, if not the best way to soothe a sore throat is with a hot toddy. Nike Air Max Italia […]

Upcycling Idea: New Dawn Bottle to Mobile Phone Holder

Sick and tired of having to leave your mobile phone perched precariously near the plug socket, getting tangled up on the floor, or within reach of grabbing toddler hands? Have you ever thought ‘there must be an easier way to do this by now!’ before getting on with more important things in your day? Well […]

Recipe: The Honey Garlic Natural Sore Throat Remedy

As you may or may not know, garlic is a powerful immune-booster. Nike Air Lebron 13 Ep It is very effective against nasty bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Honey, especially that of the raw and unheated variety, also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties, so when you combine the two, you’ve got a great aid […]

Recipe: Brown Sugar Honey Marinated Salmon with Caramelized Pineapple Quinoa

Summer is well and truly upon us, which means getting outside and enjoying the weather when it lasts. But you’ll want something delicious to come back inside for when the sun goes down and it’s time for dinner, and this recipe, while somewhat involved, will pay dividends in the taste department. Coming from Ambitious Kitchen, […]

Heather Honey Found To Help Beat Bacteria, To The Chagrin Of Manuka Producers

Manuka honey has long been held up as a powerful natural antibiotic with healing properties but it seems it’s facing competition from bees on foreign shores. According to new research, Scottish heather honey is at least as effective for treating infections as its New Zealand-based cousin manuka. Dr Patrick Pollock, an equine surgeon from Glasgow […]

Save The Bees Campaign Takes To Kickstarter For Help

<span style="font-family: georgia, asics gel nimbus donna palatino;”>Kickstarter, the crowd funding website that has helped get all manner of creative projects off the ground, from new technologies to movies to video games to even video game consoles, has now turned its attention to helping save honeybees. The Save the Honey Bees Project in Dallas-Forth Worth, […]

Fear of Predators Forces Honey Bees To Avoid Good Food Sources

When most people think of honey bees they either consider them being horrible stinging death machines, or serently flittering from flower to flower collecting pollen amid a picturesque scene of pastoral beauty. Neither is very true, as the life of the honey bee is a difficult one, with many predators to stay away from. FREE […]

Recipe: Homemade Honey Peach Frozen Yoghurt

Summer is just around the corner here, and while frozen yoghurt can be full of hidden calories and strange ingredients, this homemade fro-yo is healthy and easy to make. Just put frozen peaches, a little honey, some vanilla, a pinch of salt, and your favorite kind of yoghurt in a food processor, NIKE AIR PEGASUS […]

New Research Shows Queenless Bees Stick Together

<span style="font-family: georgia, Nike Air Max 2017 Heren groen palatino;”>When a honey bee colony loses its queen, Canotta NBA researchers at the University of Illinois and Macquarie University in NSW, Australia have found that the rest of the hive still retains its altruistic behaviour, cooperating with each other and remaining selfless workers right up until […]

Quick Tip: Crystallised Honey

It may seem like a very simple and obvious thing to say, but you’d be surprised at just how much honey is thrown out when it’s perfectly edible. Some people mistakenly think that because honey has crystallised it has somehow gone off but this couldn’t be further from the truth. So what is actually happening […]

Farewell to Our Manager and Founder of Apis Mellifera Robert Davidson

We at The Apiary are sad to say that my Grandfather Mr Davidson passed away on 27th July at the ripe old age of 82, new balance store buenos aires he had surprised doctors countless times for living as long as he did with terminal cancer (something to do with smoking since the age of […]

Welcome To The 15% Off Everything Grand Opening Sale!

As well as coming up with a snappy and in no way cumbersome promotion title, we’re offering you 15% off every item purchased with us until the end of September*. It’s as a way of rewarding your efforts in finding us on the web. If you want great tasting organic honey the way it used […]

New Zealand Post Commemorates the Humble Honey Bee

There’s a reason the saying “busy as a bee” exists, and now New Zealand Post has commemorated the country’s hardest workers, our honey bees. In 1913 regional groups of beekeepers formed the National Beekeepers Association of New Zealand, so to celebrate their centenary, New Zealand Post has released six commemorative stamps, which highlight the process […]

Upcycling Jars – 4 Beautiful Ideas

As glass jars account for about half of our packaging I thought I would share some of my favourite ideas for upcycling jars of all kinds, they happen to all be as candle holders or vases but really can you have too much ambiance in your house? I think not, and once you see how […]

Autumn Detox Salad

As health is part of our motto it’s important to remember that while honey makes for tasty treats, it’s also perfect for dressing up a healthy detox salad. Here is a great looking recipe we found on our internet travels recently, you could get creative and substitute the Brussel sprouts for something like raw cabbage […]

Returns Policy

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Upcycled Hexagonal Honey Jar Spice Rack

If you love our hexagonal jars and don’t want to just throw them in the recycling bin then an upcycled spice rack is a fantastic way to make use of them. Apart from being rather pretty, hexagonal jars can also be arranged together in a nice honeycomb pattern, and what better way to make use […]

Super Easy Flax Honey Oat Biscuits

Honey Oat Biscuits – Simple, easy, yummy and with a little added sweetness they are quick to prepare and even make a good snack for kids and toddlers. Plain honey can be substituted for flax honey but with the extra nutritional benefits of flax meal I highly recommend it. You may also omit the added […]

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  Here at The Apiary we believe Community is everything, the exchange of ideas and knowledge is the heart of a healthy community and the internet is our back fence over which to talk. With this in mind we’ve set about creating a space for everyone who visits The Apiary to share their ideas and […]

What is Apis Mellifera?

[av_heading heading=’What is Apis Mellifera?’ tag=’h1′ style=’blockquote modern-quote modern-centered’ size=” subheading_active=” subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] While Davidson’s Apiaries has been providing honey products to the NZ market since 1945 the medicinal side of the business and Apis Mellifera range are a more recent edition. It all began in 1993 when Mr […]

History of the Honey Bee

The Western Honey Bee (Latin name Apis mellifera) is the most widely distributed bee on Earth, while there are seven different species of honey bee globally Apis mellifera is the only one to cover all areas of the earth where bees can survive. Humans have probably been foraging for honey in beehives for as long […]

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Robert Davidson Snr was born of a time where you didn’t put more money into your packaging than your product. There was no added sugar, no cheap chemicals or shortcuts to increase profits, there was only good quality food being made by good honest blokes in a big shed. The Davidsons have been working with […]

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