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SummerGlow Apiaries Ltd is a family owned and operated New Zealand beekeeping company established in 1976 by husband and wife team, Bill and Margaret Bennett.
Bill's uncle, Norman Tuck, took up beekeeping in the Waikato, New Zealand, in the early 1930's. Bill helped his uncle during his school holidays in the early 1960's. Through working alongside his uncle Bill developed a deep appreciation of beekeeping and of the health-giving qualities of honey. During his high school years Bill ran his own hives in his parent's backyard and kept his family well-supplied with home-grown honey.
In 1976 Bill took up beekeeping fulltime and with his wife, Margaret, established SummerGlow Apiaries Ltd running about 600 hives.
In 2010 and 2011 their son, Alan Bennett, and son-in-law, James Jeffery, joined the company giving the business growth and continuation for many years ahead.