Having a connection to where ingredients come from
creates trust. It's as simple as being able to see the actual landscape,
to hear the stories, to witness what stewardship looks like on any
After ten years of working with Reece and his family business in
Central Otago, we decided it was time to tell more of his story. You
don't have to spend long with Reece to get a very real sense of his deep
appreciation for the landscape and the bees in his care.
A visit to Central Otago
Becky visits the bees who make organic beeswax
Golden land and blue sky stretches in all directions. Reece invited Becky to tag along for a session of checking on the bees.
He did not wear any protective clothing, she most certainly DID!
Central Otago with it's searing hot summers and cold, cold winters is am incredible place for bees, with a full flush of flowers in spring and wild thyme everywhere.
Reece and his family are 3rd generation beekeepers, and certified organic.
For ten years, they have been the sole supplier of our organic beeswax, a rich golden yellow that smells of honey and summer.
Taking care of the bees
Organic Bee Care means there's no chemical residues in the beeswax produced. That's better for the bees and better for you.
Conventional beekeeping has some practices that are not respectful to the bees- one of them is taking all of their honey and sugar feeding them, something that is very unhealthy and stressful for the bees.