Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey 500g

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(4 customer reviews)
  • Finalist World’s Best Tasting Honey (10th Black Jar International Honey Contest)
  • Bronze Medal in NZ Outstanding Food Producers Awards

Also available raw in 3kg and 6kg pails.


Pua-ā-Tāne: An Award Winning Honey

Our wonderful Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey has now won three awards:

  • Silver Medal, London Honey Awards 2021
  • Finalist for the 10th Black Jar International Honey Contest held in Asheville, USA in 2021, reaching the Top 30 out of hundreds of entries from countries across the globe.
  • Bronze Medal in the Outstanding Food Producers Awards 2021 in New Zealand.

Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey – an award-winning honey from the Heart of the Fish!

Pua-ā-Tāne: What’s Special About This Honey?

Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey is our forest reflection in a jar. Pua is the Maori word for flower, blossom or seed and so denotes the essence of life, flourishing and fertility. Tāne is our God of the Forest. He descends from Rangi, our Sky Father, and Papa, our Earth Mother. In our stories of origin, Tāne begat all life in our forests, including all trees, birds and insects, so we see our forests and all in it as his offspring or reflection.

Each season brings into this unique honey varying combinations of forest nectars such as Rewarewa, Tāwari, Tawhero, Hinau, Kānuka and Mānuka. So it is that this honey has been named by our elders and forest experts as Pua-ā-Tāne – as a reflection of the essence of the life and bounty of our forest.

Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey is the natural fusion of the tastes and properties from our forest trees, as collected by our bees in a special place known as Ohāua-te-Rangi in the heart of Te Urewera, just north of our base in Ruatāhuna. Our beekeepers service the hives in the Ohāua region by horseback during the season, then the harvest is collected by helicopter.

Pua-ā-Tāne is ideal for all uses of honey – as a daily elixir for good health in drink or straight from the jar, as a spread on toast or bread, for flavouring and enhancing sweet and savoury dishes in your cooking. We use Pua-ā-Tāne every day for our cool and hot drinks – with lime or lemon, tea or coffee, keeping us in great health throughout the year.

Pua-ā-Tāne: Customer Favourite

This honey is a real favourite for a many of our customers. Here is what John McLean from Gisborne had to say:

“I must say that my wife Shona and I really enjoy the Pua-a-Tane honey we recently purchased.  It is a treat of a honey which I prefer over all others…The Pua-a-Tane is really great.  I wish you every success with marketing it”.

Our Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey is presented here creamed in 500g jars. We also present it raw in 3kg and 6kg pails.

Additional information

Weight 542 g


4 reviews for Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey 500g

  1. John McLean (verified owner)

    How wonderful it is that the honey bee can fly into the flowering crowns of the pristine native forests of the Te Urewera and collect their superb nectars. The blend of tastes of the rewarewa, tawari, kanuka, hinau, tawhero and manuka nectars, among others, are stored within the combs of these hives. The delightful creamy honey that is produced sweetens the morning refreshment as well as providing a delightful dipping honey for the fruits of our breakfast. My thanks to the hard working “Children of the Mist” who make this pleasurable start to the day.

    • Brenda Tahi, CEO Manawa Honey NZ

      Kia ora John – what an awesome review – thank you. Long time coming back with a response but just wanted to thank you for this. We’re stoked to have our honey on your breakfast table every morning. Choice!

  2. Jocelyn

    This was given to me as a gift and I am I’m love. It has such a smooth flavor with no after taste that I find with other honey’s. I also love the fact it has a mild sweetness that I have to force myself not to eat it with a spoon (which I may have already done a couple of times).

    • Brenda Tahi, CEO Manawa Honey NZ

      Aww love this review. Great to hear this is your favourite ‘cos it’s the ‘Bounty of the God of the Forest’ and really is a true reflection of Te Urewera. It’s cool.

  3. Simon Phillips (verified owner)

    I was originally given Manawa Pua ā Tāne honey as a gift and decided to try it out – I haven’t regretted it since. I’ve purchased the honey online, at a retail outlet and I’ve also received some as a secret santa gift, can it get any better? I don’t think so. I’ve worked out too, that Manawa Pua ā Tāne honey has a perfect partner – Vogels toast – it’s a culinary marriage made in heaven. Try it! You’ll never look back.

    • Brenda Tahi, CEO Manawa Honey NZ

      Kia ora Simon – thanks so much for your feedback on our Pua-a-Tane Wild Forest Honey. We’re glad you’ve found the perfect match for your Vogels toast in the bounty of Tane that’s in this honey. Awesome…

  4. Sheryl Nathan

    love this – is there rule of how much you can put on your toast!!! Our dog Jed – who gets the crusts loves this too.

    Will definitely order again. Will be able to give the sets as gifts – well that is the plan.

    • Brenda Tahi, CEO Manawa Honey NZ

      Kia ora Sheryl. Thanks for your feedback on our Pua-a-Tane Wild Forest Honey. It really is the bounty of Tane, the God of the Forest. Love to hear that your dog loves it too. Gonna try that with our dogs here too!

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