Honey Varieties

Most of our beehives are farmed within a radius of 50km from the Wanganui City, providing a variety of delicious honey flavours. Most of our honeys are available for pouring into your own containers.

Clover

Our clover honey is harvested from the dairy pastures from Bulls to Whangaehu Valley.

Characteristics – Real old-time favourite.  Sweet and delicate flavour. Pleasant mild aroma. Liquid or granulated.


Wildflower

From a rich variety of pastural flowers such as the diverse dandelion family, thistles, lotus major and buttercup, to name a few. Usually more prevalent than clover in dry summers.

Characteristics – A rich, golden and very tasty honey.


Whanganui City Gardens

From hives situated around our beautiful garden city.

Characteristics – Real old-time favourite.  Sweet and delicate flavour. Pleasant mild aroma. Liquid or granulated.


Blue Borage

This very special honey comes from Blue Borage that grows wild and finds its natural home amongst the tussock in the rugged high hill country of Molesworth Station in the Kaikoura ranges. Sometimes it’s the last honey that the Bush family harvests at the time that the first winter snow falls.

Characteristics – delicate, herbal, velvety smooth textured honey, best appreciated in its liquid and original form. A firm favourite with many of our customers.


Native Bush

High into the Waverley Hill country, native bush hive sites access continuous flowering of different species of native trees from October through to March (available in granulated form).

We have a limited supply of this honey which will be replaced by our new 2020 seasons Native Bush from Raurimu National Park.

Characteristics – This honey has a rich flavour, usually dark in colour.


Manuka 41 MGO

From Michael’s hillcountry sites at Raurimu National Park where the flowering of native trees and manuka happen at the same time. Manuka 41 MGO is our affordably priced table grade manuka honey equivalent to UMF 3 grade honey.

Characteristics – very rich delicious natural blend- available in granulated form.


Manuka

from our Whanganui River hives. The Manuka bush flowers for a short period in the middle of summer. After harvest, honey samples are sent to a laboratory in Hamilton where the anti- microbial activity of the honey is tested. Every year it is different according to the season.

Characteristics – honey is rich and distinctive in flavour and is often used medicinally.  Available in granulated form.

Low MGO: 169+mg/kg

Medium MGO: 347mg/kg

High MGO:505mg/kg

Very High MGO:870mg/kg


Raw Honey

This honey has come from a variety of apiary sites. It has had minimal handling and processing since summer harvest and has self granulated with a very fine texture.

Characteristics – A real favourite with our customers. Very tasty and smooth. Available off the shelf in its natural granulated form.


Chunk Honey

Enjoy fresh cut comb smothered with 50% clover liquid honey


Cut Comb Honey

Cut comb honey is the ultimate of raw honey. Freshly drawn comb filled with clover honey from wooden frames.

Characteristics – ideal for cheese and crackers or spread onto your toast or bread.