Our Supply Chain

Our Supply Chain Delivers High Quality Honey

Our capacity and continuity of supply means we can deliver what you need, when you need it. These traceability processes ensure the highest quality and authenticity of our honey.

Our purpose-built, state-of-the-art jar production, honey extraction and production and packing facilities further improve 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.

Honey Collection

We source a variety of honeys from across New Zealand, servicing, relocating, and transporting honey supers (honey boxes or groups of hives) with a fleet of specialised beekeeping trucks.  These honey supers are unloaded and stored in a warm room until it is time for extraction. 

Continuity of Supply

Hives are strategically placed across the country for bees to collect specific types of honey.  After collecting the pollen and nectar from local floral sources, worker bees fly back to the hive, depositing their gatherings into the honeycomb.  This strong network of local beekeepers, keeps our dedicated transport truck busy, driving around New Zealand to source a wide range of honey. With our large-scale capacity, and a network of suppliers across the country guaranteeing our continuity of supply, means we can deliver what you need, in the time frame you need it.

Honey Extraction

Midlands purpose-built Honey Extraction Facility was built in 2015 and was built to extract Midlands-produced honey, along with the ability to contract extract for local beekeepers.

Honey is extracted from the comb with specially designed equipment and filtered at 180 micron. Honey is then pumped into drums for storage until it is ready to be packed at the packing facility.

Quality Assurance

To meet production standards and customer requirements, we are focused on a high-quality production process and the highest quality assurance standards. Our purpose-built extraction facility operates a HACCP based Risk Management Programme and is a certified SQF food production facility, licensed and inspected by New Zealand's Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI). 

Jar Production Facility

Midlands offers a wide range of packaging options when it comes to putting honey in your brand. We have a fresh and innovative team of plastic experts, dedicated to delivering premium honey packaging solutions that have a passion for producing quality products and a desire to make a difference.

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Packing Facility

Great people, great equipment, great product. When you place an order, you need to know that it will be filled.  Our large-scale capacity and continuity of supply means we can deliver what you need, in the timeframe you require.

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Laboratory

Our laboratory staff are experts in their field and our dedicated in-house Lab ensures your brand gets the highest quality New Zealand honey. Testing is then carried out at each stage of the production process to ensure we produce New Zealand's best honey.

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Export & Logistics

Our dedicated and experienced in-house Export & Logistics team make sure your products arrive where you need it to be.  The same level of quality control is undertaken with shipping schedules, documentation, and loading.

Shipping

We sort your shipping. Our team of shipping specialists makes sure your honey arrives where it needs to be.  We take care of all the documentation required to ship to any country in the world. 

Contacts

Adam Boot

International Brand Manager

Ph: +64 27 426 6006

E: honey@midlands.co.nz

Mark Wear

Procurement Manager

Ph: +64 27 405 3216

E: info@midlands.co.nz

Hamish Finnie

Production Manager

Ph: +64 27 405 1273

E: info@midlands.co.nz

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