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The State of Play: Part 2

The State of Play: Part 2 Well, quite a lot has changed around here in recent times! In the last update I mentioned how we had come up against a bit of a barrier in terms of needing a bigger and better premises to process and pack our honey in 2017 and really this is the area where we have been focusing most of our attention as of late.   The big news is that we have a place! After exploring a few options, each with their own pro’s and con’s, we have ended up buying a 2 acre block in Te Mata, near Raglan and have just applied for consent last week to build our very own honey packing...

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Salted Honey Ice Cream

Salted Honey Ice Cream This. Is. Good. So, so good. Best of all it’s easy. If you can whip cream you can make this ice cream. I’m a big sucker for anything containing salted caramel so when I saw this recipe on Pinterest (where you can also find and follow Hunt and Gather Bee Co, just by the way) I couldn’t wait to try it. For this recipe, you really need to use a good quality honey (like ours). The honey flavour is the main flavour in this ice cream so supermarket honey just wouldn’t cut the mustard. It also goes really well with my Spiced Honey Biscuits (coming soon) as an ice cream sandwich. Ingredients 500ml cream 1 can...

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The State of Play - Part 1

The State of Play - Part 1 So as part of this Blog section, I wanted to write a few poorly punctuated ramblings about our foray into small business ownership. I figure it may be some help to someone else who is going through a similar experience, and if not you can just have a laugh along with us as we fumble our way through this exciting new experience.   We are now about 3 months into our new venture, and excitement is still running high. There have been some amazing highs like getting our website up and running, ordering, assembling, painting and preparing our hives, buying our first bees, and most recently, splitting our hives to create a whole...

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Homemade Manuka Honey Marshmallow

Homemade Manuka Honey Marshmallow I guess this whole story starts with marshmallow. But I'll let it tell itself. Ingredients 225g sugar 225g water 2 tbsp powdered gelatine 120g icing sugar 2 tbsp manuka honey 1 tsp vanilla paste 50g desiccated coconut Bring sugar, water and gelatine to the boil in a pot and let simmer for 8 minutes. Place in the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk on high for 3 minutes. Add icing sugar, honey and vanilla and whisk on high for another 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Place in a lightly greased tray and allow to set for 2-4 hours in the fridge. Toast coconut in a pan or in the oven (don't leave it unattended...

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Bee Aware Month Facts 2016

#yum Trust me, the sting experience always ends worse for the bee.. No need for an expiry date. Put some honey on it. Typical. Wonder why 'The Flea's Eyebrows' never caught on? This one is really just for our accountant #wewillpayyourbillsoonipromise #brangelina Queens are pretty full on Sorry boys. You asked.

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