Opened in 1998, our honey packing plant sits at the base of the beautiful Kaimai Ranges.
Initially, our plant was predominately packing light honey for the domestic market, and our creamy clover proved very popular in NZ supermarkets for many years. As the reputation of Manuka started gathering momentum in offshore markets the lighter honey was replaced by New Zealand’s finest dark, high-grade Manuka. Our factory is in Matamata, also known as the home of The Hobbiton. Matamata is also special as it is centrally located in an area known as “The Golden Triangle”. The Golden Triangle stretches from The East Cape to Taranaki and up to the Far North and is known for producing the best Manuka Honey in New Zealand. We operate under a government controlled Risk Management Programme (RMP). An RMP is a program designed to manage the hazards associated with processing honey and bee products. It ensures that products are fit for their intended purpose and meet the appropriate New Zealand animal product standards. Our factory is audited bi-annually, and every export is verified by apiculture officers to ensure they meet government regulations. The factory is EU and FDA accredited. We have an amazing production team in Matamata led by Helen Judson. Every member of our team has an interest in the products we are producing, and they ensure a high level of care is put into every jar we make.