From time to time we are able to harvest other honey from our forests. Our hobby hives brought in a bumper rata crop in 2012, and in 2013 we were blessed with mahoe honey that was our first honey to market in New Zealand under the Manawa brand. We gained many followers of our honey from those special harvests but have not had the good fortune to strike these varietals again as yet. Such is the nature of the bounty from our forests – different seasons can deliver us surprises – sometimes of delight, sometimes of disappointment. We have learnt to go with the flow that our forests give us and will bring to our customers our rare and unique honeys when they come into our hives.