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We’re auctioning off beeutiful hives to raise funds and create a buzz around saving our precious little honeybee. Place a bid on your favourite or donate what you can on our Give a Little page.

Our buzzy little friends might look sweet, but honeybees play a pretty essential role in our ecosystem, with a third of our food relying on their pollination. A recent study of over 3600 registered New Zealand beekeepers show our bee population is dropping by around 10% each year, consistently for the last several years.

Un-bee-lievable, we know. Part of this is due to our once chub-bee workers running out of food, while pesky wasps are doing what they can to wipe out their fellow flyers.

We’ve enlisted the talents of generous local artists to transform our hives into masterpieces. The final honey pot for these original, unique and valuable works will go towards getting rid of our bee’s enemies, implementing Vespex solutions across Queenstown and creating a buzz amongst keepers.

Place a bid on your favourite or donate what you can on our Give a Little page. Our honeybees thank you dearly. Well, what they actually said was ‘buzz, buzz, buzz’ but you get the gist.

Hive #5: B52 FUCHSIA LOVE SHACK by Kay Turner and Ro Bradshaw

"Inspired by the bands hit song and the 50's Beehive hair style reference. The shack was a tin roof cabin set way back in the middle of a field with no plumbing. Fuchsia pink (a favourite word in spelling bees) represents good health, life, compassion, harmony and love towards others." @hullabooartspace

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This seller is located in Queenstown, Otago

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  • G
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    I've done a little more looking around - on your give a little page. Great idea to raise funds from the public against wasp treatments. What non-chemical varroa treatment will you be using and how you will know it has actually worked? How will beekeepers in the Queenstown area (are you part of a co-op) apply to have their varroa treatments funded? Do you hope to fund tx for all hives? How many? Beekeepers must treat for varroa or their hives get wiped out - so great to get public funds to help.goldieloks(138)12:39 pm, Mon, 6 May
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    Hi again, I missed this comment! Agree, its much better for us as a community and nation to take action- big or small, to help where (or who) we can instead of waiting for our busy councils or government subsidiaries. We just hope to help as many hobby (non commercial) beekeepers as we can, which in turn help the bees. If you would like to be involved, get in touch! :)lupsy(143)• Monday, 6 May 2019
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    $20 nationwide shipping and handling.Seller comment Wednesday, 15 May 2019
  • G
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    I wouldn’t expect a government subsidy or council help to keep my dogs/pets or hobbies. In fact I pay the council to keep my dog and pay NZ to help regulate afb. In turn I get honey and wax. If u can’t afford to varroa treat yr bees ($20 per year per hive) then don’t get them.goldieloks(138)08:54 pm, Thu, 16 May
  • G
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    I still would like to know what group of beekeepers this is they need to b in ac club? How many hives will u fund treatment for before they are considered commercial? I asked this in first question.goldieloks(138)08:56 pm, Thu, 16 May
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    Are they actual bee hives?tasha152(223)07:43 am, Sun, 19 May
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    Hi, yes they are full size 'supers' though these are new and have not been used. They don't include frames or bees- just the bee-utiful art worklupsy(143)• Sunday, 19 May 2019

Ro Bradshaw and Kay Turner's Brilliant B52 Beehive

Support our bee health fundraiser!

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Closed: Mon 20th May, 7:21pm
Seller located in Queenstown, Otago
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