Our Operation
You can trust that we, as the people of the land, the Children of the Mist, have produced your honey as a 100% pure and natural product with
great care and respect for the natural world in which we live - all the way from forest and the beehive to the jar.
The key to our honey is where we keep our bees. We base our beekeeping operation in Ruatahuna, which is a valley in the heart of a vast tract of
pristine forest that is indigenous to New Zealand. The valley offers ideal sheltered sites from which our bees can harvest within easy range from
trees and shrubs throughout our forest. As a range of large trees in our forest are designed to be pollinated by birds rather than bees, they produce
copious amounts of nectar which is of course a bounty for our bees!! Further, the variety of pollen and nectars available to our bees keeps them in
good health so that we can produce pure honey without antibiotics or artificial feed.
Photo by Dougal Townsend, GNS Science, Wellington, NZ
Our beekeepers at work making hiveware.
Address: 363a Mataatua Road Ruatahuna 3046 New Zealand
Phone:+64 7 3663 166

Take a look at  our story and views
on "Trees for Bees" at a conference
for this kaupapa (2014)
The story of Manawa Honey NZ is featured
here in Project Whenua, an educational
series from Maori TV (2014)
Take a look at the story of Manawa
Honey NZ  featured in this ‘Marae’
programme (2014)
Tuawhenua Trust (that owns Manawa Honey
NZ), along with Landcare Research, sends
our researcher to Antarctica (2014)
Tuawhenua Trust sends matauranga experts
to global indigenous knowledge on pollination
workshop in Panama City (2014)
Manawa Honey features again in this
programme from Mataora  (2014)