Awhi bees live a natural life in the remote, pristine wilderness of our tribal lands in the foothills of Mount Ruapehu, a volcano in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island.
A treasure to be shared
For Māori, Mānuka honey is a 'taonga' – a treasure. It’s a special gift, and part of a legacy we share with the world.
Roaming free in an untouched wilderness
We set our bees loose in a lush alpine environment and leave them to follow their instincts, with minimal intervention. They live out their lives naturally, foraging for nectar from flowering Mānuka trees in their wild and rugged home
Our remote landscape preserves our honey’s purity
Mānuka flowers late, so our bees are unlikely to gather nectar from any other plants – we test each batch, just to be sure. We also test for other contaminants, although they’re extremely unlikely in such a clean, isolated environment
Harvesting with care once a year
Awhi beekeepers extract honey from the honeycomb by hand once every autumn, gently and naturally, without chemicals or high heat treatment. We ensure they are safe and well fed to sustain the bees throughout winter, until the Mānuka flowers again the following summer
Independently proven to be authentic and highly potent
Our single harvest honey has been independently tested and certified by New Zealand’s UMF Honey Association, proof of its purity and high potency. We package and label it in New Zealand, so you know it’s genuine