6 days ago

Amazing Honey bee facts

Rod from Hive World Honey

The more we learn about creation,
The more we realize we don't know.

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15 days ago

Runny Honey

Rod from Hive World Honey

1KG Runny honey for sale 100% Pure. Ideal for cooking etc.
Call in to Hive World NZ
16 Wall Place Porirua.

Price: $15

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19 days ago

Honey vs Sugar

Rod from Hive World Honey

Try honey in tea and coffee instead of sugar.

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35 days ago

Bee and wasp stings

Rod from Hive World Honey

Most of us have had a wasp or bee sting at some time in our life.
A bee will only sting if it, or the hive is threatened. Unfortunately there is little you can do to treat a bee sting other than ensuring the stinger is removed and a ice pack applied. Putting on lotions, or other remedies will only… View more
Most of us have had a wasp or bee sting at some time in our life.
A bee will only sting if it, or the hive is threatened. Unfortunately there is little you can do to treat a bee sting other than ensuring the stinger is removed and a ice pack applied. Putting on lotions, or other remedies will only provide topical relief as you cannot neutralize the poison that is already inside.
As you can see by the photo comparing a bee stinger with a needle the stinger is very sharp and very tiny. The stinger is barbed and will work its way into the skin injecting the venom at the same time, however that is the end of the bee as the stinger cannot be extracted and the bee will rip its stinger out of its abdomen.
The wasp stinger is not barbed and it can sting multiple times. The second photo is of a wasp stinger and the third is what the poor bee leaves behind.

48 days ago

Honey Recipes with a difference

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Honey Fermented Garlic
Both garlic and honey have strong medicinal properties, so it makes sense to use it as an immune booster or if you feel a cold or flu coming on. Pop a whole clove, or take a spoonful of honey (or both!)
As you can probably imagine, it also makes a wonderful food! It’s a … View more
Honey Fermented Garlic
Both garlic and honey have strong medicinal properties, so it makes sense to use it as an immune booster or if you feel a cold or flu coming on. Pop a whole clove, or take a spoonful of honey (or both!)
As you can probably imagine, it also makes a wonderful food! It’s a natural in marinades and sauces, and would make a really tasty glaze for meats or veggies. Basically in anything where you would normally use honey and garlic together!

1. Combine garlic cloves and just enough liquid raw honey to cover the garlic in a glass jar. The glass jar should be large enough to roughly double the capacity of your ingredients to leave room for expansion. Close the jar with a lid.

2. Stir the mixture or flip the closed jar upside down daily to ensure all garlic cloves are coated with honey.

3. Within a few days, air bubbles should be forming. This is a sign of active fermentation. Open the jar daily to release excess carbon dioxide. If fermentation doesn't begin, then add a spoon or 2 of water into the mixture. Repeat step 2.

4. Continue the process until fermentation slows down, the honey thins out, the bubbling stops, and the garlic cloves sink to the bottom of the jar. It may take over a month. At this point, you can store the honey fermented garlic in a sealed jar, unrefrigerated, to let it age.

5. For best taste, the honey fermented garlic can be consumed after 3 months. The finished products can be stored in a dark place in room temperature for years.

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62 days ago

Central Districts Field days 18-20 March

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Hello Everyone, we are taking our shop to Feilding for the field days on 18th March and will be closed until Monday 21st. If you will be needing honey or beekeeping supplies come and see us before Wednesday the 18th.

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98 days ago

Have you ever tasted Thyme Honey?

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Thyme honey is produced when bees gather nectar from the thyme flower that grows wild in the Central South Island region. It was brought to New Zealand by gold miners in the 1880's as a medicinal plant and as a herb. It is a member of the mint family and the flavour and aroma is herbal, … View moreThyme honey is produced when bees gather nectar from the thyme flower that grows wild in the Central South Island region. It was brought to New Zealand by gold miners in the 1880's as a medicinal plant and as a herb. It is a member of the mint family and the flavour and aroma is herbal, pungent, and distinctive.
Benefits of Thyme honey are -
A powerful antioxidant
Anti-inflammatory properties
Cough suppressant
Healing properties
Anti allergenic

Call in to our shop at 16 Wall Place Porirua and try a free tasting.

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119 days ago

Happy New Year to all our Locals!

Rod from Hive World Honey

Have you resolved to be mindful of your eating habits this year?
An excellent way to enjoy guilt-free sugar is to use raw honey as a sweetener.
Raw Honey comes straight from the honeycomb. It has been strained only enough to remove small bits of debris (pollen lumps, beeswax and bee bits!) but … View more
Have you resolved to be mindful of your eating habits this year?
An excellent way to enjoy guilt-free sugar is to use raw honey as a sweetener.
Raw Honey comes straight from the honeycomb. It has been strained only enough to remove small bits of debris (pollen lumps, beeswax and bee bits!) but still contains plenty of pollen, propolis and anti-oxidants with all the nutrients and goodies that the bees put into it.
Processed honey is clearer than raw honey and doesn't crystallise. Raw honey can crystallise over time but you can easily fix that by warming your honey jar in water (not too hot) until the crystals melt. Some people actually prefer the crystally texture.
Bring your jar into Hive World at 16 Wall Place,, Kenepuru to fill with your choice of honey.
Taste before you buy - 5 varieties to choose from.

153 days ago

Beeswax candles and wax wraps

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Beeswax candles and other gift ideas from Hive World at 16 Wall Place Porirua

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161 days ago

Christmas gift Ideas

Rod from Hive World Honey

For the beekeeper or bee-lover in your life we have some unique gifts available at Hive World 16 Wall place.
Wax wraps.
honey and propolis soaps
honey jars and drizzlers
recipe books
key rings and fridge magnets
beeswax candles
beeswax crayons
And of course 5 varieties of honey.

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168 days ago

Bee friendly flowers

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Some flowers are more attractive to bees than others. Open flowers make it easier for bees to access the pollen and nectar.

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180 days ago

How bees make honey

Rod from Hive World Honey

Come and sample our different flavor honey's at Hive World Honey
Free tasting and information.

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203 days ago

Thank You Locals.

Rod from Hive World Honey

Thank you locals for a wonderful day at the Love Local Expo at Te Rauparaha Arena on Saturday. It was amazing to see so many turn out to support local businesses. Our shop is at 16 Wall Place and open Monday to Friday.

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214 days ago

More facts about the goodness of honey

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Honey better treatment for coughs and colds than antibiotics, study claims
www.theguardian.com...

214 days ago

Love Local Porirua

Rod from Hive World Honey

If you haven't visited our shop yet, you can see us at the Love Local Show on Saturday 17th October. We will have Local honey on tap, bring along your favorite jar and we will fill it with Local Manuka and other varieties of honey. We also have bee themes gifts, beewax wraps etc.

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