Award sweet for local beekeepers

Waikato beekeepers Stephanie and Martin Lynch of Sweetree honey, regular stallholders at the Tamahere Market, have won an award at the national Farmers Market Awards.

The Horsham Downs couple were placed top in the ‘From the Kitchen Bench’ section of the annual awards’ Ones to Watch 2011 category.

The couple with sons Daniel, eight, and Matthew, six, are involved in every aspect of the business, from bee husbandry, to harvesting, processing, packing and point of sale.

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