Are you really open just 3 days per month? Why?

We have been open 2-3 days per month for several years and send a monthly newsletter a week before, reminding people of our open days. We appreciate our loyal customers. Opening just the three days gives us more time out with the bees.

Can you fill my containers?

Yes, we can fill your own containers.

What varieties of honey do you have?

Clover – Mild and sweet to the taste, clover honey is a favourite for most people.

Wildflower – More flavour and colour than clover because of a greater variety of other nectar sources.

Wanganui City Gardens – Presented in its liquid form, its colour and flavor excites the eyes and the palate, like a fruit salad mix of nectars blended together by our bees.

Blue Borage – This comes from Molesworth Station in the top of the South Island. We keep it in its original liquid form so we can savour its velvety smooth texture and sweet delicate flavor. Try it, you will love it!

Native Bush – A darker colour and rich flavoured honey from native trees in more remote areas.

Manuka – A dark honey with a strong, rich flavor which comes from the Whanganui River Valley area.

Tell me more about your Manuka honey

Manuka honey is a treat to eat with its strong rich flavour and darker colour. However, Manuka honey is equally at home in the medicine cupboard. This depends on the results of lab tests which indicate its level of anti-microbial activity.

Our 2014 Manuka crop has tested just under medium activity based on the amount of Methylglyoxal (MGO) in the honey. It is above the minimum level that totally inhibits E Coli and Staphylococcus Aureas in laboratory conditions.

All honey has some medicinal value. That is because of its unique chemical makeup.

  • A super saturated solution of natural sugars, preventing fermentation.
  • It is acidic, pH, between 3.2 and 4.5
  • Has the ability to produce hydrogen peroxide by ‘slow release’, due to an ongoing enzyme reaction.

The MGO test result of our Manuka honey is over and above these other benefits.

What days are you open in 2017?

Our dates for 2017 are as follows.

MonthOpen days
November Tue 21 - Thu 23
December Tue 19 - Thu 21

What are your opening hours on those days?

We will be open from 9am-5pm on our open days.

Can you send me a reminder about when you're open?

Yes we can! We have mailing list that you can sign up to receive e-mails. We'll let you know each month when we'll be open, and tell you of any special offers and news.

But I want to come and visit you on a different day / I have visitors I want to bring – help!

We will try to accommodate visits on different days but you must give us prior notice to ensure that we are available and have some honey available. You can contact us via our contact page.

Is your Learning Centre still operating for groups to learn about bees and honey?

Yes, we still love to host groups for educational visits. Please contact us to arrange your visit.