Our artisan Whanganui honeys are crafted so that each honey pot on the shelf is a prize winner as far as fine texture and presentation is concerned…

We welcome you to our Whanganui Honey shop. “Celebrating 40 years in bees-ness 1982 – 2022”. And celebrating the arrival of our leapling new son James on 29 Feb 2024.

Open Thursdays 9-5pm. Online 24/7 for online orders.

Canaan Honey is named after the land of Israel that is called the Land of Milk and Honey. To have milk and honey you need a moderate climate for fine pastures and we believe the region of Whanganui is just that. Our honey comes from our bee hives that have been around the hills and valleys of the Whanganui region with the furthest apiary at Raurimu National Park. We also get Rewarewa honey from Taranaki and Blue Borage from the South Island.

Michael, Melissa and baby James Brandon continue the Brandon family name after Janice and the late John retired after 40 years in the bees-ness. With a new baby boy, we have reduced hive numbers to join Crewcut Lawns, and continue to sell our previous seasons honey.

Canaan Honey – more than just a shop, its an experience

Be inspired by a visit to our Honey Shop on the outer edge of Whanganui City where town meets country, just 6 minutes drive from the middle of town.

Take time to amble along our cottage garden walkway and enjoy our floral array of garden pots and hanging baskets which are always changing with the seasons.

On entering our shop you will be met with a strong honey aroma that has been absorbed by the very walls surrounding you. You can bring your own favourite honey pot to be filled with our carefully crafted artisan honey or buy it ready packed from our shelves, while enjoying some relaxing background music. Make sure you taste and see that the honey is good – dig a spoon in and sample our honey for sale harvested from city and countryside.

Using all the skills that we have gained from 40 years of beekeeping, we are confident that every pot you take home will be a prize winner for texture and taste.

We are more than just honey for sale, we have a beautiful gift shop with bees wax, cosmetics and skin care and nature related gift items.

We love to chat with our customers about the inspiring nature of our bees and the incredible way they make such delicious honey. We love to talk of our creator God who made the heavens and the earth and everything in it so marvellously.