Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga asked us to guess what creature was making the sound in the clip above.
It was the Queen Honey Bee!
She shares some recordings from the archives about New Zealand's bee industry.
The home of Mary Bumby and New Zealand’s first honeybees, Mangungu Mission Station, Hokianga.
Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library / Sketch by Richard Taylor, 1805-1873
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