About Bees & Bee Health

We take pride in educating you about Mānuka Honey and Natural Wellness.

Do honeybees sleep? Of course they sleep!

May 13, 2020

Do honeybees sleep? Of course they sleep!

Have you heard that honeybees never sleep?  It seems to be a notion that is perpetuated by word of mouth.  Researchers say otherwise.  It just goes to prove that you can’t belie... Read More
Honeybee with Varroa Mite

December 20, 2019

An Inside Look At How The Biggest Cause of the Honeybee Decline Was Discovered

This fascinating article, linked below, explains the process of how Dr. Samuel Ramsey, a leading researcher in the field of honeybee health with a focus on parasitic mites, disc... Read More
Mike Everly, Bees & Trees Manuka Honey Founder and Dr. Samuel Ramsey

October 23, 2019

“Fight the Mite” Honeybee Research Project

Bees and Trees cares about the health of the honeybee population worldwide, very much.  And luckily, so do a lot of other people.  To help do our part, we are launching a progra... Read More

Bee sipping sugar water

October 18, 2019

Did you know bees can count?

Did you know bees can count? They even understand the concept of zero, but their math skills have limits. Previously, scientists thought bees could only count to four, but new r... Read More
National Pollinator's Week

June 17, 2019

It's National Pollinator Week!

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Pollination Fast Facts from the Pollinator Partnership:  ... Read More
Toko School Children examine bee hives

October 12, 2018

A Super Exciting Day at the Toko School!

The children at the Toko School have split their hives! With Raul's help of course. ;-) Read about all their work (and fun!) on their latest blog post here. For our new readers ... Read More

Toko School Bee Hives

March 12, 2018

The Children Have Honey!

Wow!  The children at the Toko School in New Zealand have now collected honey from the hives we donated.  Raul, our head beekeeper, has been guiding them through the process rig... Read More
Bee boxes

February 15, 2018

Mike Gives a Tour of Our Hives

In a series of short videos, Mike Everly, our Founder and the Owner of Bees and Trees Manuka Honey, has put his video camera to work so that he can show you the beautiful landsc... Read More
Honeybee and honeycomb, Bees & Trees Manuka honey

December 05, 2017

Nature Has Its Own Way of Doing Things

Nature’s AntibacterialThe benefits of honey have been well documented for centuries. However, in the past few decades, researchers have discovered that one particular type of ho... Read More

Bees on honeycomb doing waggle dance

October 20, 2017

Honey Bee Dance Moves

The amazing "waggle" dance that instructs the rest of the hive where to find a food source. Click here to watch. ***   Read More
Honeybee swarm

October 01, 2017

Why Do Honey Bees Swarm?

They’re not angry, hungry, scared or bored.  Swarming is a natural event in the life of a bee colony and occurs in the springtime when food sources are readily available and th... Read More
Bees Swarming on Bees & Trees Beekeeper's Head

October 05, 2016

Why Do Honey Bees Swarm?

Why do honey bees swarm? They’re not angry, hungry, scared or bored. Swarming is a natural event in the life of a bee colony and occurs in the springtime when food sources are ... Read More

Mount Taranaki with Manuka bush

November 30, 2015

Early 2016 Season Update from Taranaki

This image is taken from the heart of our Manuka cropping region, showing a mix of Manuka and native bush in the foreground, and Mt. Taranaki in that background, with a fresh c... Read More
Honeybee on Manuka flower

August 13, 2013

Bee Health - Perspective from New Zealand

Bee health, a worldwide problem, but much less of an issue in New Zealand due to a number of factors. Read More