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 of making honey; from bees pollinating the plants through to the production of sweet nectar.

According to the NBA, honey bees contribute about $5.1billion to New Zealand’s economy, attributable to pollination by honey bees, domestic honey sales and exports, beeswax and exported honey bees. Their value really can’t be understated, and without them we wouldn’t have access to half the foods we do in the supermarket. 

Ahead of next month’s Bee Aware Month campaign, there couldn’t be a more perfect commemoration of our hard working little food providers. The stamps can be bought from the New Zealand Post website.

~Mr B

Images via NZ Post.