About us

Natural honey suppliers

Midlands Apiaries, established in 2006, takes pride in producing some of the world’s finest honeys. Our experienced beekeepers strategically place hives in the most pristine lands and forests of clean green New Zealand, a sustainable environment that allows our bees to live up to their reputation as nature’s hardest workers

We dedicate ourselves to the art of producing and packing New Zealand’s most beautiful and popular honeys for retail sale in both domestic and export markets. It is this dedication that has allowed Midlands Apiaries to become one of the largest honey suppliers in New Zealand.

Our purpose-built, state-of-the-art jar production, honey extraction and packing facilities further improves the quality of our honey, increases capacity and decreases lead times. Our in-house laboratory allows us to test honey at every stage of production because world leading quality is our benchmark, in everything we do.

From consultation to formulation, conception to fulfilment, our emphasis on quality and attention to detail at every stage of the supply chain is second
to none.

Our History

While we were only established in 2006, we have a rich history that dates back almost 100 years.

Local beekeeping business, Symes Apiaries, was working with and supporting Midlands Seeds with the pollination of their arable crops in the 1990s and early turn of the century. Symes Apiaries was being managed by John Syme who was the third generation to run the family business since it founded in the early 1920s.  Symes Apiaries was purchased in 2006 and has grown to become Midlands Apiaries. 

Midlands Apiaries has increased the number of hives it manages over the last decade, and is dedicated to improving hive numbers an strength.  Midlands now managing thousands of hives, with a strong focus on the pollination of local crops. In recent years, we have dedicated ourselves to the art of processing and packing New Zealand's beautiful and popular honeys for retail sale in both domestic and export markets. It is this dedication that has grown Midlands Apiaries to become one of the largest honey packers in New Zealand.

To get to where we are takes a lot of support. The relationships of our loyal suppliers throughout New Zealand and strong partnerships with our customers throughout the world are the driving forces behind our success.

Midlands Apiaries is a world class honey supplier and packer, producing some of the world’s finest honeys from the pristine lands and forests of New Zealand.