Anne Middleditch

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    Mary Bumby

    The First Person To Take Honey Bees To New Zealand

      Anne Middleditch

      David F. Bumby

    This is the remarkable story of Mary Bumby who was the first person to take honeybees to New Zealand. When, in 1838, her brother, John, was appointed as superintendent missionary at the Mangungu Mission House in New Zealand she decided to accompany him to look after him and act as his housekeeper. Because John liked honey Mary took with her…