Manuka Honey 101: Finding The Right Manuka Honey For My Brand
07 October 2022
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07 October 2022
You may be an up-and-coming Manuka honey brand or an already-established business looking for a reliable wholesale Manuka honey supplier; either way, Midlands Apiaries is your total honey solution. As an independent company 100% New Zealand-owned and operated, we pride ourselves on delivering the best Mānuka honey to the world.
This article is the perfect introduction for your business to see the large-scale Mānuka honey operation we run at Midlands Apiaries.
From the unique monofloral Mānuka honey that we produce to our state-of-the-art packing facility, Midlands Apiaries will give you the utmost confidence with the exceptional products that we can produce for your brand.
As one of New Zealand’s premier Mānuka honey producers, we pride ourselves on sourcing honey from some of the most remote hives in the country. Embedded within Aotearoa's pristine, clean, green lands, our hives consistently deliver 100% pure New Zealand Mānuka honey.
Our highly-experienced beekeepers have strategically situated the hives to allow our honey bees to live up to their potential as nature’s hardest workers. Proudly producing monofloral Mānuka honey that passes all necessary standards is what makes us a highly viable partner for your brand.
While every aspect of our operation is meticulously refined for efficiency, we ensure that all of our Mānuka honey is as pure as the initial harvest by the time it reaches our jars and containers.
Guaranteeing year-round supply is only possible through our extensive network of local apiarists and beekeepers.
Additionally, we have a fleet of specialised trucks that can transport vast quantities of our pure monofloral Mānuka honey across the country to our purpose-built honey extraction facility. A large-scale capacity and wide-reaching network allow Midlands Apiaries to continuously evolve our processes to be efficient yet maintain an exceedingly high-quality standard.
Built in 2015, our state-of-the-art facility was created to extract Midlands-produced honey, along with the ability to contract honey extraction from local beekeepers. We take great care in extracting monofloral Mānuka honey with a strong focus on a high-quality production process. As a result, we can extract honey to the highest quality assurance standards.
We operate a HACCP-based Risk Management Programme and are a Level 3 certified SQF food production facility with a 98% audit rating, licensed and inspected by New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI).
While harvesting from our immaculate hives ensures we gather monofloral Mānuka honey from the source, we retain the highest quality through our extensive testing. We test every batch of our raw Mānuka honey to assure our partners and customers that their honey is consistently high quality.
This is why Midlands Apiaries proudly runs our Quality Assurance Program - a vigilant and compliant operation that certifies our Mānuka products through our in-house laboratory. More than just a test for purity, our technologically advanced lab can run large-scale tests to meet the quality standards of domestic and international markets.
Midlands Apiaries is fully capable of delivering pure Mānuka honey that passes the strict standards of the Unique Mānuka Factor (UMF™) Honey Association. Widely considered to be the gold standard of Mānuka honey certification, Midlands Apiaries are proud to produce some of the most ultra-premium grades of UMF™-certified Mānuka honey.
Through our rigorous screening and certification, we can guarantee that all of our monofloral Mānuka honey products are halal, kosher, GMO-free, glyphosate residue-free, and include a “Made in New Zealand” certification with the fern mark on the label.
As mentioned above, Midlands Apiaries is proud to operate a total honey solution for your brand. This includes the necessary steps after a product is established, produced and supplied.
In addition to a flawless Mānuka honey production system, we also provide the services of a state-of-the-art packing facility where pre-desigend containers are available. We also have the capacity for custom-made jars and packaging (minimum orders required).
Label compliance is essential to exporting bulk Mānuka honey to ensure products are not held up in customs or rejected at the border. Our team understands what to put on a label and can help you ensure it’s right the first time. In addition, we know about several nations’ prerequisites for importing honey and are fully knowledgeable about what must be provided.
Our robust marketing platforms have been established to support our retail brands. We provide continuous support and development, ensuring our marketing platforms evolve and strengthen. We can guide and direct you to develop your national presence through digital resources.
Midlands Apiaries is the perfect partner for your brand. Wherever your business sits in a specific industry, i.e. skincare, natural foods or genuine Mānuka honey provider - we have all the latest technology and expertise to deliver what you want and when you need it. In addition, our widespread Mānuka honey supply and production operations can work with you to achieve your goals.
We also offer the services of a highly knowledgeable sales & marketing team. So, if you’re looking to bring a fantastic brand to market, our team of professionals can plan a pathway to your launch. With an extensive network of honey supplies and laboratories - Midlands Apiaries can provide your business with everything it needs.
Additionally, as the largest New Zealand supplier of wholesale Mānuka honey globally, Midlands Apiaries knows a thing or two about quality. An accredited, independent laboratory tests each batch of Mānuka honey from Midlands Apiaries for certification. We are very aware of the stringent requirements set forth by UMF™HA (Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association). Our undeniable expertise in crafting Mānuka honey will give your business the necessary confidence to consistently deliver quality products.
Get in touch with us today for more information about how Midlands Apiaries can make for a beneficial partner in your budding business.
"perfect introduction for your business to see the large-scale Manuka honey operation"