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Canaan Honey December News Brief

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Shop days
Open weekly every
Wednesday and
Shop CLOSED 26 &27 Dec
OPEN following week
Bring your own containers for us to fill, or purchase off the shelf.

Dear <<First Name>>,

It's been another busy month with new customers discovering our shop much to their delight.
A feature in our shop this month are the new 250g glass jars which make ideal gifts for the holiday season.

Check out our news items below:

New Products

  • Beeswax Polishes for furniture, leather, footwear and car, made from pure and natural ingredients.
  • Attractive 250g glass containers filled with a full range of our local honeys. Choose any 3 to fit into our gift presentation pack.
  • Beeswax wraps: Made from a new consignment of 100% Organic cotton. The designs are fun and appealing – all made here at Canaan Honey.

John’s Beekeeping Diary for November/December – “Supering Up”


Our ‘4 star’ hive in Westmere with 4 supers full of honey and ready to harvest; March 2016.
Ask any beekeeper what he is doing now and the emphatic reply will be “supering up”. His truck is loaded up with empty boxes, “supers” in beekeeping language, and he is out on a daytime mission to his hives. He adds these to his hives as a top up to catch the crop.

These warm, moist days and lack of strong winds have heralded the start of the honey season. There is so much clover around now, and it’s a few weeks earlier than usual. At last there is plenty of natural food for the bees and they virtually look after themselves.

In many ways our daily task as beekeepers is very straight-forward. Just add a box to the hive when extra room is needed. At peak time in early January the bees can fill a super in 7-10 days. That is up to 20kgs of honey from 1 hive. I am hoping that our hives will produce more than 1 box of honey this year. Maybe two or even three before the season closes end of January!

Have we enough boxes?
I guess I’ll have to spend time in my workshop preparing more and more boxes and frames...

It’s early days now but it’s a great start to the honey season.
We will keep you posted!


Janice’s Recipe – Frozen Banana and Carob Nibbles

Delicious school holiday treat for the family.

Step 1: Prepare the bananas

  • Select 2-3 very ripe bananas, peel and cut into 1cm rings.
  • Carefully poke a toothpick into the centre of each ring.
  • Line a plate with baking paper and place the banana rings on it.
  • Freeze the rings (at least 24 hours).

Step 2: Prepare the Carob Sauce

  • 2/3 cup carob or cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup honey 
  • Vanilla or a few drops of strawberry essence
  • 1 cup cream
  • Place all ingredients in the top half of a double boiler.
  • Cook gently, stirring occasionally until sauce is smooth and creamy.
  • Allow to cool (the sauce still needs to be runny enough for dipping).
  • Remove the banana rings from the freezer. Hold onto the toothpick and gently dip each banana ring into the carob sauce and then into shredded coconut.
  • Place each ring back onto the plate lined with baking paper and re-freeze for an hour or so.
  • N.B. Whole strawberries are delicious when dipped into this sauce.
  • Left over carob sauce can be stored in a covered container in the fridge and gently warmed to be used as a topping over frozen banana ice-cream.
For more delicious honey desserts and sweets, see our web site.

A New Manuka/ Native Bush Honey Blend is now available

Michael is pleased to be able to provide you with a very nice natural blend of Native Bush and Manuka. His bulk price will be $20/kg when you bring your own container.

We will continue to have Native Bush (without a Manuka component) already packed and on the shelf, and also available when you bring your own container.

Honey Price List from 1 December 2018



  250g 500g    1kg    2kg 5.6kg
Clover $5.50 $9.50 $18 $34 $88.00
Wildflower $5.50 $9.50 $18 $34 $88.00
Wanganui City Gardens (liquid) $5.50 $9.50 $18 $34    –
Blue Borage (liquid) $6.50 $12.00 $23 $44    –
Manuka/Native Bush –   $12.00 $23 –      –
Native Bush $6.20 $11.00 $21 $40    –
Raw Honey $6.50 $12.00 $23 –      –
Comb Honey     Available from January

Bring Your Own Container prices, per kg

Clover   $15  liquid or granulated
Wildflower   $15  granulated only
Wanganui City Gardens   $15  liquid only
Manuka/Native Bush Blend   $20  granulated only
Native Bush   $18  granulated only
Raw Honey   $20  natural granulation 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   
Low MGO: 80+ mg/kg $14  $26.50 $52    pre-packed only
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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