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Our Story


 Kia ora!

I'm Donna. My hubby Mike and I, together with our four teenage children live in Whangamatā on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.

We love everything about nature and enjoying our beautiful country we call home! This is what motivates us to preserve it - for us now, and for generations to come.

My seemingly never ending curiosity and love of observing natures things led me to study and complete a certificate in apiculture, and soon after we acquired around 50 beehives. Whenever I think I'm working too hard, I remember the humble honey bee!

Are you on a journey of living a simpler life, to use natural products, and to tread lightly on our whenua - land?

Me too! Nau mai, haere mai...welcome!

Our small, whānau business strives to care for our bees, people and planet.

When our youngest - Livvy, was 9yrs old, she came home from school announcing "We must stop using plastic … because it's killing the sea turtles!". Their enquiry on ‘Te Moana’ was looking at the effects of plastic waste that ends up in our oceans.

Being beekeepers, I decided to have a go at making 'beeswax wraps' which were becoming popular.

Yes to save the turtles, AND to show Livvy that you're never too young to be a voice of change.

Along with these, we have our seasonal raw bush honey, and a range of handmade small batch soaps.

I hope you find something here that you'd like to have at your place.


Donna x