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
A Sensory Experience

September 15, 2020

A Sensory Experience

Sourced from hives located in diverse landscapes from mountain highlands to low-lying pastures, New Zealand’s wide spectrum of honey flavors and textures reflects the diversity... 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 Sponsors Local New Zealand Sheepdog Trial Club

February 26, 2020

Bees & Trees Sponsors Local New Zealand Sheepdog Trial Club

Bees & Trees is a small, family-owned business.  At the heart of our business we do things a certain way.  Not only do we do our best to bring you the highest quality Manuka... 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

Mike and Shannon Everly with cute girl in bee costume at Apimondia

September 11, 2019

Mike Everly Attends Apimondia Conference

Bees and Trees Founder Mike Everly, his wife Shannon, and head NZ beekeeper Raul Orban-Mateas are in Montreal for the 46th Apimondia (International Federation of Beekeepers’ Ass... 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: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 & Tree... Read More

Bee Foraging on Manuka Flower

June 07, 2019

Australian Manuka honey vs. New Zealand Manuka honey - They are not the same!

An interesting article by the "Unique Manuka Factor" (UMF) Honey Association outlining the difference between Australian Manuka honey and New Zealand Manuka honey explains that ... 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

Shawn Seale at SOHO Expo, Bees & Trees booth

October 31, 2018

2018 SOHO Expo

Bees & Trees will be attending our second tradeshow!  We'll be exhibiting at the SENPA SOHO Expo!  SOHO is an acronym for "Showing Others Healthy Options."  This expo is ... Read More
Toko School Children examine bee hives

October 12, 2018

A Super Exciting Day at the Toko School!

The children at the Toko School have split their hives! With Raul's help of course. ;-) Read about all their work (and fun!) on their latest blog post here. For our new readers ... Read More
Toko School Bee Art

September 17, 2018

The Fun and Learning Keep Going at the Toko School!

A quick catch-up for our new followers.  In September of 2017, Bees & Trees supplied a hive of bees and the time of our head Beekeeper, Raul, to the Toko School in New Zeala... Read More

New Zealand Native Forest Restoration Trust

September 13, 2018

Bees & Trees Partnership with The New Zealand Native Forest Restoration Trust

Our Manuka honey is region-specific, produced in Taranaki, which is on the west-central part of the North Island.  The areas where we produce our Manuka honey are remote even by... Read More
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research

September 06, 2018

Bees & Trees Supplies Manuka Honey for New Research on Remineralizing and Reversing Dental Caries (Tooth Decay)

Manuka honey has been well studied for its effectiveness on a wide variety of issues and ailments.  We recently posted an article on our blog journal about the effectiveness of ... Read More
Manuka Honey and Flower

August 29, 2018

Counterfeit Manuka Honey is Being Pulled From the Shelves of Major Retailers

  Bees & Trees has been working hard to educate and inform consumers about the misleading labeling of Manuka honey in the US market through our website blog posts and Facebo... 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
Mike Everly, Bees & Trees Founder

February 15, 2018

Mike Gets Stung by a Bee and Talks About the Land We Use to Crop Manuka Honey

In a series of short videos, Mike Everly, our Founder and the Owner of Bees and Trees Manuka Honey, has put his video camera to work so that he can show you the beautiful landsc... Read More
Mike Everly, Founder, Bees & Trees Manuka Honey

February 15, 2018

Mike Talks About Manuka, New Zealand, and Our Process

In a series of short videos, Mike Everly, our Founder and the Owner of Bees and Trees Manuka Honey, has put his video camera to work so that he can show you the beautiful landsc... Read More

Bee boxes

February 15, 2018

Mike Gives a "Tour" of Our Hives

In a series of short videos, Mike Everly, our Founder and the Owner of Bees and Trees Manuka Honey, has put his video camera to work so that he can show you the beautiful landsc... Read More
Mike Gets the RFID Tags Scanned Before Wild Bulls Run Him Off

February 12, 2018

Mike Gets the RFID Tags Scanned Before Wild Bulls Run Him Off

In a series of short videos, Mike Everly, our Founder and the Owner of Bees and Trees Manuka Honey, has put his video camera to work so that he can show you the beautiful landsc... Read More
Honeybee on Manuka flower

February 12, 2018

Is the Nectar Flowing?

In a series of short videos, Mike Everly, our Founder and the Owner of Bees and Trees Manuka Honey, has put his video camera to work so that he can show you the beautiful landsc... 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 Children checking bee boxes

December 11, 2017

Week 8 - An Update from the Toko School

Our beekeeper, Raul, has been there to check on the bees.  Things have gotten exciting for the children at the Toko School.  Queens are changing AND there is honey! Read all abo... 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 Children checking on bees

November 15, 2017

An Update from the Toko School

November 15, 2017 Our beekeeper, Raul, was back to visit the school to check on the hives we donated to the children. It sounds like they are having a lot of fun with the bees! ... 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
Bee foraging on Manuka flower

September 15, 2017

Flowering & Weather - You Need To Have Both

      Nature played with the Manuka crop this year across much of New Zealand. After a very tepid flowering of the manuka during the 2016 summer (Jan-Mar), the flower during t... 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
Mount Taranaki, New Zealand

March 23, 2016

Partnership with Native Forest Restoration Trust

    Bees & Trees Honey is committed to sustainable development in the community where we produce our honey. We recently helped Native Forest Restoration Trust (a conserva... Read More

Honeycomb and honeybees

February 05, 2016

Fresh Manuka Nectar Flowing Into the Hives!

Fresh Manuka nectar is flowing into our hives in Taranaki! The weather has been brilliant of late, and the bees are responding by collecting and storing this beautiful bounty o... 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

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