John Coleman wants to help people make their own honey, and help save the Hawke's Bay bee population in the process.

Coleman, owner of Bee Rescue Ltd in Hastings, has been working with bees for the past seven years and has been trained in disease management in bees.

"I retired from years in the hospitality industry. My love of bees, and their effects on food supply meant it was a natural progression for me to move into beekeeping."

To share his love for bees, Coleman is now leasing out fully serviced and managed hives to suitable homes in Hawke's Bay.

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