MANAWA FOREST HONEY

Manawa means ‘heart’. And that’s what drives us.
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We’re from Ruatāhuna at the Heart of Māui’s Fish – the North Island of New Zealand. The purest place on earth.

We have built our honey business to sustain our people with jobs and good health, and to keep bees for what they do for our place and this planet. We specialise in producing the best native tree honeys from our vast untouched forests in Te Urewera – homeland of our tribe Tūhoe.

Exquisite honeys – taonga in taste and texture – magical Mānuka, stunning Rewarewa and rare Tāwari. Available to buy online or on sale in selected stores throughout New Zealand.

For discerning honey-lovers in New Zealand first, as well as across the globe.

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Tikanga - Our Values

We are driven in what we do by a number of core values:

Whenua

Sustainable Land Use

People and the land in harmony, forever.

Tangata Whenua

Our People of the Land

Creating jobs for generations of Tuhoe.

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Manaaki

Sustainable Beekeeping

Practices based on natural forest sources of nectar and pollen.

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Mauri

Our Forest Quintessence

Looking after our indigenous ecosystems in Te Urewera.

Manawa

Honey from the Heart

Producing honeys with great care.

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

TRY OUR FOREST HONEYS....

from our vast untouched forests in Te Urewera – homeland of our tribe Tūhoe.
winner of the artisan honey awards