While on a recent trip to New Zealand my son and I chanced upon one of many beekeepers working on his hives. It was late spring so sugar water was being fed and brood boxes cleaned up. The area has many apiarists, many meaning hives in the thousands for each beekeeper. NZ has a good industry in the bee and queen export business along with the quality of its honey. I will update from NZ with more images at a later date.
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