In the last two years I have planted a bunch of fruit trees, and while we do have some local bee activity in the spring, I would love it if someone had a hive or two that they wanted to pop in the bottom corner of my property.
We only have a hectare, and although I love the buzz of busy workers, I would really rather someone else looks after the hive.
We have plenty of fruit trees, a few natives, and flowers, two nosy dogs, a dozen baby chickens, and lovey clean fresh air.
So if anyone has a hive or two in need of a home in the beautiful Paparimu Valley*, please let me know.
*Paparimu Valley is just South of the Hunua Ranges, along the Bombay hills.
You could contact your local bee club, there may be someone looking for a site for their bees.
What about placing some Bumble Bee Nesting Boxes around the property to encourage bumble bee populations. Or placing a few Solitary Bee Hives to encourage non-aggressive Native Solitary Bees, at http://www.creativewoodcraft.co.nz/bees
We offer Leafcutting Bee Cells/Cocoons for purchase. Great for summer pollination!!