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Mary Bumby's Hive of Story


Wed 25 Sep 2019, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Princes Gate Hotel, 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


A theatre opportunity not to be missed!

Meet Mary Bumby, Aotearoa's honey bee pioneer, who brought Apis Mellifera, to Aotearoa/New Zealand 180 years ago.Mary has returned to Earth to re-awaken the bee-ing in humans.

A highly interactive, insightful and humorous excursion into a world where Apis Mellifera the honey bee and New Zealand's past and future meet to make something sweet and golden.

Celebrating the honey bee, Mary Bumby's story and the liquid gold of human/bee relationships.

The performance is written and performed by Tanya Batt, nationally acclaimed storyteller, gardener and novice bee keeper, from Waiheke Island. Music by Peter Duncan Forster.

For more information about the performance

This is not a childrens' show per se but might be enjoyed by children 8 years plus.

Booking of tickets:
- Audience numbers limited to 70.
- To secure a seat we advise booking tickets via local organisor Jill Walker email:
- Attendance, in keeping with bee lore is by gifting/koha.

We thank Advocate Print, Rotorua Honey Bee Club, and Princes Gate Hotel for their support with this event.

Bee Aware Month -
This performance is one of many exciting events happening throughout the country as part of Bee Aware Month (

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