About Us

Beekeeper or want to Bee? You’re in the right place to take the next step

kiwimana are beekeepers who have bees located in the wild west coast of Auckland, New Zealand. We teach, we sell beekeeping supplies and provide information to help you keep honey bees.

Kiwimana is about our “kiwi spirit” and we want to use that spirit to promote the keeping of Bees, encourage healthy land management practices and create dialogue with the community to support our endeavours. We want other Bee enthusiasts, gardeners & local producers to Bee part of our journey.

Our Shop

We are passionate about supporting New Zealand businesses, in the products we sell. So if you have a product that you feel would fit, please get in touch.Some of our items are made in house, so sometimes stock can run out in periods of high demand.

If an item is out of stock, please add your name to waiting list on the product page. You will then get an email when new stock arrives.

We can deliver items all over New Zealand, and by appointment you can come and pick up items, if you would like a nice drive out in the country to visit us.

Kiwimana HQ

Bethells Beach Rocks
Bethells Beach, West Auckland

Kiwimana Headquarters is based in the hills of the Waitakere Ranges located west of Auckland, New Zealand.

The Waitakere ranges surround a magic part of New Zealand and is known for its unique ecosystem, rugged bush land, wild coastal beaches, orchards and wineries.

About the Kiwimana Team

We’ve all been Beekeeping since 2009, our team is made up of …

Current Team Members

Margaret Groot
Queen Bee

Margaret is the chief gardener. enjoys the challenge of learning about bees. This year she is looking into bee friendly plants, for year round feeding of the bees. She is one of the hosts of the kiwimana buzz Beekeeping podcast.

Gary Fawcett
King Bee

Gary is the web designer and chief Propellerhead at kiwimana. He enjoys designing products which solve problems and is passionate about saving the Bees and encouraging urban beekeeping. Gary loves to write about issues that affect the Bees and our environment. He is one of the hosts of the kiwimana buzz Beekeeping podcast.

Team Morale Officer

Snow the Wonder Dog is in charge of guarding the apiary, keeping up team morale, and is always happy to see us when we return from our adventures. She is not a big fan of the bees, having stood on a few on her runs around the property. So she generally stays well clear of the hives at the height of a summer day.