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Canaan Honey January News Brief

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Shop days for January
Tues 23
Wed 24
Thurs 25
Shop days for February
Tues 20
Wed 21
Thurs 22
Bring your own containers for us to fill, or purchase off the shelf.

Dear <<First Name>>,

Let our begonia display welcome you as you come to have your honey pots filled again.
Watch and sample our new season’s Manuka honey being extracted on Tuesday 23, the first of our open shop days for this month.

Interested in making your own Beeswax Wraps?
Workshops – Minimum 8 per session

  • Duration: 1 hour approx.
  • When? Thursday 8th Feb 10:30-11:30am or 7:30-8:30pm
  • Cost: $10.00 per person
  • Registration: phone Janice 06 345 530 or email
  • Contact us for an alternative time if necessary.

Other workshop times will be available according to interest.

Honey Prices
Please notice changes below for Blue Borage and Native Bush.

If you need urgent supplies, for yourselves or visitors, outside of our normal shop days, we are happy to help if possible!
Please phone first: (06) 345 5350

Check out our news items below:

John's  Beekeeping Diary for January

Raindrops A-Plenty

“Brown and bare by early January
  Alive and blooming mid-January”

At last the rain came to revive a parched soil. It had been 41 days without rain on our coastal lowlands. No rain, no flowers, no nectar and no work for the bees.

However, when Michael and I took a trip out to the dairy valley of Whangaehu early this month we were surprised to see a revival of clover flower after just a few light showers breaking the drought. Heavy rain (50mm) then followed over the next three days. Amazing!

It was a different scene inland where the hives were being readied for a harvest of Manuka honey. The hills were getting more frequent showers which meant everything kept green. The Manuka flowering looked promising but it came and went in very short time. It is still too early to assess the crop from the inland hills because the bees are still very busy there.

Beekeepers are always hopeful for the best conditions possible: plenty of sunshine and warmth, light winds and regular evening showers! The warm rains that came a few days ago have now set the scene for what may be a good finish to our honey crop.

It once again demonstrates the intricate balance within nature and our dependence upon it for a good honey crop.

John Brandon

Summer Harvest – Pickled Beetroot

What a summer it is!
By managing to keep up the watering (we have an underground bore), we have an abundant supply of delicious veges in our garden. These last few weeks I’ve enjoyed harvesting beetroot and experimenting with different ways to prepare them for the table.

I started out with a pickled beetroot recipe which was alright. The flavours were tasty but it was a little too crunchy for us. Next, using the same recipe, I gently cooked the finely chopped beets in their tasty brine for just 5 minutes and they were delicious, retaining a slight crunchiness. It’s a nice condiment to add to our other salad foods on bread or buns. It was a big job cutting all the beetroot into matchstick-size pieces.

Finally, I tried boiling the beetroot unpeeled until tender, my usual method, and after peeling chopped them into 1.5-2 cm cubes. I made brine similar to the pickled beet recipe except using beetroot juice instead of water. See our website for Pickled Beetroot recipe.

Honey Price List from 1st January 2018



  250g 500g    1kg    2kg 2.8kg 5.6kg
Clover $4.80 $8.50 $16 $31 $42.00 $80.50
Wildflower $5.00 $9.00 $17 $33 $44.50 $86.50
Wanganui City Gardens (liquid) $5.00 $9.00 $17 $33
Blue Borage (liquid) $6.30   $11.50 $22 $43
Native Bush $5.80 $10.50 $20 $39
Comb Honey    Not available until next season

Bring Your Own Container prices, per kg

Clover   $14  liquid or granulated
Wildflower   $15  granulated only
Wanganui City Gardens   $15  liquid only
Native Bush   $18  granulated only
Blue Borage   $20  liquid only

Manuka Honey

We have three different grades of Manuka honey based on their MGO laboratory test: Low, Medium and High.
  250g 500g    1kg   BYO Container
Low MGO: 183mg/kg $14  $26.50 $52    $50/kg
Medium MGO: 274mg/kg $25 $46.50 $92    pre-packed only
High MGO: 520mg/kg $36 $71.50 $142    pre-packed only

Help! What happens if I run out of honey before next shop days?

Just before you make your morning toast, give us a call on (06)345 5350 to arrange a pick-up of an extra pot or two from our shelf.

Sorry, in between shop days we are unable to fill your own containers.
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