Formed in 1973, family-owned company Nelson Honey & Marketing (NZ) Ltd is owned and operated by Philip Cropp. Philip’s grandfather started producing honey from hives in the Nelson area as a sideline to his fruit orchard over 100 years ago. Over the past four decades the company has grown substantially on the subject of production volume, international exports and product diversification. From a one-man apiary producing a small selection of honeys in Motupiko, 50kms south of Nelson city, Nelson Honey is now a large employer in the region with operations in Motupiko, Tapawera, the Marlborough Sounds, and Hokitika on the West Coast. Along with our sister companies Rainbow Honey Ltd and Scenicland Honey Ltd, we now have well over 5,000 hives sited during pristine wilderness areas in the Top of the South and along the West Coast of New Zealand.
We have our own farms and professional beekeeping team, and have thousands of hives nestled amongst the pristine mountains, remote forests and beautiful bays of the South Island of New Zealand.
Here at Nelson Honey, we keep it simple and only refer to the MGO activity and it’s level is included as part of the measurement process. MGO Activity will be indicated on our products as a number.
Nelson Honey Manuka Honey
Nelson Honey’s Manuka Honey is sourced from pure, clean and unpopulated natural environments in remote parts of the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Manuka honey is collected by our honeybees from the Manuka flower. The honeybees collect and change into the nectar of the Manuka plant into honey. Nelson Honey is a family-owned business based in sunny Nelson. Four generations of beekeepers have taken a love of bees and New Zealand to create an authentic and unique range of honey.
- MGO is the natural compound that is responsible for the special unique activity that is found in Manuka Honey
- Free of pollution, chemicals and other contaminants
- Renowned for its antibacterial properties and distinct flavour
- Nelson’s Manuka Honey range only contains Pure New Zealand Honey sourced from pristine wilderness