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About us

producing pure beautiful boutique honey

Who are we?

We are Honey Harvest Apiaries Ltd, a family owned and operated company that likes to provide fresh Honey, handmade wax products and many other items to our local community. We believe in quality artisan products at a reasonable price.

We are a family of four with all of us fully involved in the business and pushing Honey Harvest Apiaries forward.

As two of us are chefs we know how valuable honey is in cooking, so we pride ourselves in producing top quality honey that has not been pasteurized so keeping all of the natural benefits of naturally produced honey.

We are all involved in research and development and are always looking for new products and techniques to improve our products and services.

We have dreams like most people to be successful and showing you can dream big. We are planning on purchasing our own farm for our bees and operating a gift shop alongside a café. Also offering tours through our extensive apiaries and processing plant.

We rent our hives to everyday people who love to watch the bees work in their own back yards, we meet people from all walks of life, which we love. We also have hives on many farms, so we do a bit of traveling around Dunedin district.

Some of our products are now available on, our biggest seller at this time is our furniture polishes and leather conditioner, these are made from traditional recipes along with our own beeswax.


We do get asked all of the time, “do you get stung?” the simple answer is “Yes” when working through dozens of hives in a day, there is always a chance of being stung, we do know the temperament of our hives and know when and how to enter the hive, but some days we don’t get it right and suffer multiple stings. we don’t swell up as much as the average person as we are exposed to the toxin all of the time.

We love what we do, and we love to meet new people in our everyday work. If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them for you.






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