Maureen Maxwell is behind Wild Forage.
With a background in design, restaurants, going back to the Hunting lodge in the 1980s,Matua Valley Wines and more lately BeesOnline. My passion for New Zealand’s fine produce and Eco system has grown.
I have been on the National Beekeepers’ Assn Executive for 5 years, an award winning restaurateur and member of the Sustainable Business Network and the NZ Guild of Food Writers.
I am very happy to share my knowledge and enthusiasm.
These days I get to travel the world, judge honey and promote New Zealand Food and Beverage maximising our unique marketing advantages.
Despite the strengths of our beekeeping industry.NZ Bees are under the global threat of rapidly declining numbers through Varroa, pesticides, disease, loss of habitat, forage and fodder.
Bees need our help. One way we can help — Bee Friendly planting.
Wild Forage in collaboration with Wildflowerworld.com has packed a Wildflower Seed Rescue Remedy for Bees. This low growing mix contains 17 bright and cheerful flowers that will seed down and spring back into life each year. An asset in your garden, orchard or hedgerow, but a lifesaving source of nectar and pollen for NZ bees.
Bees need nectar and pollen for carbohydrates and protein essential for energy, growth and good health. Healthy bees are more capable of fending off disease and parasites and in turn provide the pollination essential for ⅓ of our food supply.
One mouthful in 3 and ¾ of the diversity of our human diet is attributed to bees.
Bees can no longer survive without humans and we cannot survive without bees.
One of the ways you can help New Zealand Bees is to plant Bee friendly.
All proceeds from the sale of these seeds will go to the national Beekeepers’ Association of NZ to help New Zealand Bees.