Honey tin; CTNN1
Honey tinAbout this object
Honey produced in the Catlins was packed in tins, not jars. There were five pound tins, ten pound tins, thirty pound tins and big family- size sixty pound tins. The tins came from Dunedin and were printed with each bee keeper’s details.
The combination of the difficult terrain and the need for horses to be blindfolded to work near bees meant the hives were situated near the bee keeper’s residence.
Beekeepers usually had seventy to one hundred hives because with all the surrounding native bush, production levels of honey were high