Onehunga is abuzz!
bees on waste processing facility land!
Tucked away in a small corner of our land in Onehunga, Auckland is the Green Gorilla beehives and this year we had our first small honey harvest.
Sometimes it can be dirty and noisy around our operations, so our team wanted to give the local environment a helping hand by establishing beehives. We're very excited about the bees and their work.
Although the amount of honey is small and we can't offer it for sale, there's something very special about having your own brand of honey!
And check out the honey labels! We commissioned Mitch Hejl of Relish Creative to design a label and were blown away with the end result.
Did you know? Bees usually forage up to 3 km from their hive, so our bees might be gathering pollen from Cornwall Park in the north to Mangere in the south.
In contrast to our significant rivals, we don't possess or work landfills, which means we are genuinely centred around the recycling and reusing of Auckland commercial waste. Our site at 1 Victoria Street Onehunga sits on the previous Galway Street Landfill which was filled with landfill waste between 1950 and 1978.
All the waste processing facilities at Green Gorilla are 100% electric sourced from CarboNZero certified electricity.
Here are some interesting links about bees in Auckland:
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