Are you really open just 2 days per week? Why?

We are open for 2 days a week Wednesday's and Thursday's 9am - 5:30pm. We send a newsletter with a beekeeper diary, a recipe and reminder of our prices. We appreciate our loyal customers.

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

Given our expanded hours, we would prefer you came Wednesday's or Thursday's. However, we will try to accommodate visits on different days - 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.

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 Native Bush Blend – Honey from the banks of the Whanganui River. This honey has been tested to contain a mixture of Manuka and other honeys that enables us to sell it at an attractive dinner table price.

Manuka – Tested to contain significant amounts of its active ingrediant Methlyglyoxal. 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 Manuka honey is tested for Manuka's unique presence of Methylglyoxal (MGO). 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.

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

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