New Zealand Mānuka Honey. Small-batch, hive-to-jar honey you can trust.
September 14, 2020Drawing on the perfection of nature, New Zealand is a producer of exceptional honey products that stand out on the world stage in terms of flavor, wellness, and sustainability. From light florals to rich Mānuka, New Zealand honey is sought after by discerning consumers all over the world.
world, nurtured by some of the world’s best beekeepers. The first beehives arrived in New Zealand in 1839, and the first commercial production of honey is thought to have begun in the late 1870s. Māori were early adopters of beekeeping and developed practices based on their own tikanga (principles). There are also many family-based companies that have been beekeeping for generations. This strong tradition of beekeeping means that New Zealanders have a deep understanding of the connection between bees, natural resources, and unique honeys.
New Zealand Mānuka is the most well-known of New Zealand honeys, and has been the focus of extensive scientific research evidencing remarkable natural properties that set it apart from other honeys. This makes it highly prized by consumers throughout the world. New Zealand honey is protected by rigorous standards and regulations overseen by the New Zealand government. These rules ensure our honey is authentic and true to label. New Zealand beehives are often located in areas where bees are foraging over vast and remote areas that are pure and clean. Many of the land masses where our bees forage are so remote, our hives are helicoptered in as there is no road access.
The New Zealand honey industry is characterized by the care and passion for ‘nature’s gift’ and beekeepers and producers have a deep-felt responsibility to protect the natural integrity of New Zealand honey, and the environment. This care and passion is realized in every drop of Bees & Trees honey – both our Manuka and Native honeys.
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