Bees & Trees in New Zealand

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New Zealand Countryside, Manuka flowers

September 17, 2020

Commuting to New Zealand

I guess you could say that I have a bit of an unusual “commute” to work.  Typically, I make a trip to New Zealand to work with my Operations Team four times per year, spending m... Read More
New Zealand Quality, Protection and Assurance

September 16, 2020

New Zealand Quality, Protection and Assurance

New Zealand prides itself on its commitment and adherence to a range of measures to protect the quality, integrity and purity of its honey, and continually meets strict governme... Read More
Caring for Nature's Gifts

September 14, 2020

Caring for Nature's Gifts

Drawing 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. ... Read More

Customer Testimonial — Native Honey

September 03, 2020

Customer Testimonial — Native Honey

We recently launched our newest product - Native New Zealand Honey.  We think this honey tastes amazing, and we're starting to get feedback sharing our excitement. "Mike, Thank ... Read More
Bees & Trees Native Honey

August 19, 2020

We've got great news! 🥳

We're very excited to announce our New Zealand Native Honey!  It's our first "Native" honey (not a Manuka honey). This harvest offering is a limited production honey produced by... Read More
New Zealand COVID Shutdown

June 23, 2020

New Zealand COVID Shutdown

In late March, the New Zealand government acted quickly and decisively declaring a National State of Emergency. New Zealand went into alert level 4 – total shutdown almost immed... Read More

Bees & Trees Manuka Honey, Mike Everly

February 21, 2020

Mānuka honey from the back blocks of South Taranaki

Bees & Trees Founder, Mike Everly, was interviewed recently by the New Zealand publication "Stuff."  This article tells the story of how Mike started Bees & Trees Honey,... Read More
Manuka honey tree branches, flowers

January 15, 2020

Manuka is Flowering in New Zealand

The 2020 Manuka honey season is officially starting in the Taranaki region of New Zealand.  Bees & Trees founder, Mike Everly, has been in New Zealand since early December. ... Read More
Fernmark License for New Zealand authenticity

November 15, 2019

Bees & Trees Receives the New Zealand Fernmark License

Bees & Trees is proud to announce that we have been granted a license under the New Zealand FernMark program. Consumers around the globe want to know that when they buy a p... Read More

Bees & Trees Manuka Honey jar

November 12, 2019

Consumer Question - Proof of Authenticity

Consumer:Hi - I am very interested in trying your Manuka Honey, but I have some reservations about verifying its identity and the exact location where the honey was collected.  ... Read More
Vital Health Radio interview with Bees & Trees Founder, Mike Everly

August 13, 2019

Vital Health Radio Interviews Bees and Trees Founder, Mike Everly

Mark Your Calendar! What:   Radio Show Interview of Mike Everly, Bees and Trees Founder Topic:   Manuka Honey:  What It Is and How It Is Used When:  Sunday, August 18, 2019, 9:... Read More
Bees & Trees Manuka Honey Jar

June 19, 2019

Why is your honey not UMFHA certified?

Customer Question:Hi, I just bought a jar of your honey. My wife and I love the honey and will continue to buy it, but I’m curious…why is your honey not UMFHA-certified? Bees &a... Read More

Is Something Wrong With My Manuka Honey?

January 24, 2019

Is Something Wrong With My Manuka Honey?

From time to time we receive questions from our customers.  We like to share these questions because it helps to educate and inform others who may have the same questions.  If y... Read More
Toko School Children learning about bees

November 26, 2018

The Queen Has a Big Yellow Bottom!

There's never a dull moment when you are keeping bees!  Our little friends at the Toko School have some news to report. Hive #4 lost it's queen and a few bees are swarming, but ... Read More
Toko School Children learning about beekeeping

August 14, 2018

Hive Check!

Here's another quick update from the Toko School.  They've been checking on their hives.  Don't forget - it's winter there! Click here to read their latest blog entry. ***   Read More

Toko School Bee Art

August 02, 2018

The Toko School Children Have Been Busy Selling Their Honey!

Despite being a while since we heard from the Toko School, they have been busy learning about honey bees.  They've sold most of their honey and are learning about the life cycle... Read More
Bees & Trees Tradeshow Booth

July 05, 2018

What a Great Experience at the Summer Fancy Food Show!

We had a lot of fun in New York City this past weekend at the Summer Fancy Food Show.  Wow, what a gigantic tradeshow!  The Show, established in 1954, is now the largest marketp... Read More
Summer Fancy Food Show 2018

May 31, 2018

Summer Fancy Food Show 2018

We're very excited here at Bees & Trees! We'll be exhibiting at the Summer Fancy Food Show! If you are a retailer/reseller of fine foods, stop by and see us:   B... Read More

Toko School Bees Clover Blend Honey

April 03, 2018

Learning About Bees Includes Creativity and Marketing Skills

When we started this journey with the children at the Toko School in New Zealand, we didn't realize the lessons would span so many topics.  Since the children will be selling th... Read More
Toko School Honey Extraction

April 03, 2018

Toko School Honey Extraction!

Our friends at the Toko School have put together a short compilation of photos and videos of their honey extraction process.  Click the image below to watch. For those of you ne... Read More
Toko School Bee Hives

March 12, 2018

The Children Have Honey!

Wow!  The children at the Toko School in New Zealand have now collected honey from the hives we donated.  Raul, our head beekeeper, has been guiding them through the process rig... Read More

Beekeeper tracking hives

January 10, 2018

Transparency and Traceability - Hallmarks of Our Brand

At Bees & Trees Manuka Honey, we make transparency and traceability hallmarks of our brand. We hire an independent laboratory to test the actual levels of methylglyoxal (MG)... Read More
A Thank You Note from Miss Rebecca at the Toko School

January 10, 2018

A Thank You Note from Miss Rebecca at the Toko School

A nice note from Miss Rebecca, Grade six teacher at the Toko School in New Zealand, to Mike Everly, Bees and Trees Manuka Honey owner. *** The kids made a piece of wood string a... Read More
Toko School Bee Lesson

November 27, 2017

Week 6 - Toko School Bee Blog

November 27, 2017 Our Beekeeper, Raul, has paid another visit to our little friends at the Toko School and there's been quite a lot happening with their Queen.  Read all about i... Read More

Honeybee Health and Education Go Hand-in-Hand

November 21, 2017

Honeybee Health and Education Go Hand-in-Hand

At Bees & Trees Manuka Honey, we are proud to be working in our local community to educate children about honeybees. These students, at the Stratford Primary School, in New ... Read More
Toko School bee art

October 31, 2017

Giving Back to Our Community

We've donated beehives to the Toko School in Stratford, New Zealand so they can learn all about honey bees. The kids are having a great time with Raul, our beekeeper!  You can r... Read More
Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust Manuka Honey Jar

August 18, 2017

We are Proud to Partner with Rotakare Scenic Reserve Trust

We are proud to partner with Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust for the second year. Rotokare is a wildlife nature reserve in the Taranaki Region of New Zealand. We helicopter our hi... Read More

Flying the hives in for summer flowers

January 15, 2017

Manuka is Flowering and Ready for the Bees

Summer is finally arriving in Taranaki New Zealand, after a wet and very cold spring.  We are flying hives into our remote Manuka Honey sites this week, the trees are bursting ... Read More
Manuka honey, wine, cheese, and crackers

April 19, 2016

Entertaining with Manuka Honey

Manuka honey with your Cheese & Crackers? You bet - a great way to entertain.  I often get the question “How do you enjoy your Manuka honey?”. While I always enjoy Manuka H... Read More
Manuka Honey Price Comparison

January 22, 2016

Our Price Advantage vs Other Manuka Brands

Manuka honey can be expensive - so know what you are buying!Manuka honey is a scarce resource, produced only from New Zealand, supplying a growing worldwide market. Increased p... Read More

Bees & Trees Manuka Honey Bee Box

April 18, 2014

Video from Recent Manuka Honey Harvest in New Zealand

Honey Harvest 1 from Mike Everly on Vimeo.   We completed our harvest in New Zealand during March. I get a lot of questions about how we know we are getting Manuka honey in ou... Read More