New Zealand honey is creating quite a buzz with its health benefits attracting both the curious and the sweet toothed.
New Zealand has thousands of beekeepers managing close to one million hives. Thanks to growing awareness about the unique health benefits of bee products, demand is blossoming around the world.
Sourced from hives located across mountain highlands or low-lying pastures, New Zealand’s wide spectrum of honey flavours and textures reflects the diversity of the country. We are also committed to protecting the quality, integrity and purity of our honey, and continually meets strict standards to remain world-leading. The honey industry leverages technology and innovation through all stages of honey production and processing to ensure products are authentic and pure. The honey industry is driven by a passion for exemplary beekeeping practices and on nurturing their critical role as honey producers and pollinators.
Manuka is a prolific scrub-type tree and is often one of the first species to regenerate on cleared land. Manuka products have high antibacterial potency for a limited spectrum of bacteria and are widely available in New Zealand. Similar properties led the Maori to use parts of the plant as natural medicine.
Manuka honey, produced when honeybees gather the nectar from its flowers, is distinctively flavoured, darker and richer in taste than ordinary honey and is well known for its strong antibacterial and antifungal properties. The finest quality Manuka honey with the most potent antimicrobial properties is produced from hives placed in wild, uncultivated areas with abundant growth of Manuka bushes.