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We are a design store based in Christchurch, Aotearoa NZ, and our focus is on supporting and promoting local artists and creatives.

As part of maintaining our creative discipline and focus on our core values, we will be photo documenting a different creation each day that showcases the wealth of creative talent in our beautiful city. Each item must be created or designed by a local Canterbury based artist/designer/creator, and available for purchase in one of our HAPA stores.

As our city rebuilds around us its important to continue to value and acknowledge the creatives, the misfits, the dreamers... and the small businesses that showcase them.

We are the cracks in the pavement, the foraged flowers from demolition sites, the opportunities that arise from chaos...and we are beautiful MAURI ORA!


Day 42: Bee Mine

Bee My Honey are a beautiful, local family business. I fell immediately in love when I heard them say they owe their success to the honeybee, because they believe that’s what makes a premium quality honey… contented, happy bees!

Their journey began selling their wares at local farmers markets some years ago, where surrounded by other food producers they developed ideas, and shared interests, and so their business “Bee My Honey NZ” was born. Their longtime hobby caring for bees in their backyard, turned quickly overnight into a small business.

I love that their honey is made of 100% natural honey, with nothing artificial added. Their bees live in native NZ forests, they thrive in a temperate climate, and all this makes a bouquet of contented bees, and a premium quality honey. Kind of the secret to all happiness really isn't it :)