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About The Bee Society


The Bee Society was established in 2017 and has been supplying world-class honey products since. Our vision is to produce and release 'curated' honey out to the public for people to enjoy and appreciated. The large effort that goes into a bottle of honey should have every drop savored.

Today the company is still 100% New Zealand owned and operated and will continue to produce the high quality honey that New Zealand is known for to the world.

Our Bee Society team is dedicated, providing you with high-quality, guaranteed products for your apiary. The New Zealand Mānuka honey we offer has been personally selected to ensure quality and authenticity. We love bees and are committed to treating them with respect and gratitude for their hard work.


Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem, and it is important to have to respect that. So we have taken measures that ensure this by maintaining standards.

Harvest of our beehives are from December to January where the mānuka flowers thrive. During this harvest, we ensure that our bees and environment are protected.

Our highly trained beekeepers not only build and maintain hives, they also inspect hives regularly and treat them for diseases or parasites. 

The hard work from the team (bees included) help produce clean and delicious mānuka honey to your home. Also, you can be assured that we don't add anything extra, nor take anything away. It is as pure as the day it is harvested from the hives.

The Making of Mānuka Honey

Mānuka honey is a natural product that has been used by Māori for centuries. It is wild nectar honey that bees gather from the flowers of the Mānuka shrub, regarded as an ancient remedy used by many cultures across the world. The Māori word Mānuka is derived from the ancient Sanskrit word Manaka meaning ‘good’ or ‘beneficial’.

Mānuka Honey is a thick, amber-coloured liquid produced by bees that feed on the nectar of the mānuka flower. This flower has a long history of medicinal and culinary uses in New Zealand.

Māori have taken advantage of Mānuka healing properties for many years. From applying external solutions made from the leaves, bark and flowers to using the tree in a surprising range of ways, they inspiried many uses for this native New Zealand tree. It’s no wonder Māori considered Mānuka as taonga (or treasure).

Mānuka's flowering season lasts only 2-6 weeks, peaking in mid-December. Individual flowers may only be open for five days — so the bees need to work quickly. Beekeepers must place their hives carefully and make sure the bees are in tiptop condition, ready to make the most of the harvest. If the hives are placed too early or too late, the bees will get distracted by other flowers, making multi-floral honey instead. Mānuka flowers will not release their nectar if it is too cold. And, like us, bees are clever creatures — if it is too cold and wet, they will stay in their hives and eat up their stored honey.

Medical Grade Honey

Did you know, it is scientifically proven that even low concentrations of Mānuka honey kill bacterial pathogens? All of our Mānuka honey can help with this. As we have medical-grade Mānuka honey, it can keep you healthy, and help fight bacteria.

Mānuka Honey is a natural product. It has been shown to have strong antiviral properties, and can help strengthen the immune system, allowing the body to heal itself. This Mānuka honey has been graded as medical grade (MGO rating) based on analysis of key Mānuka components such as sugar level, pH and antibacterial activity.

This means you are getting the very best Mānuka honey for your needs.

If you require bulk orders please send an email to info@beesociety.co.nz.