Our Laboratory

Our Laboratory

Midlands’ dedicated laboratory and quality control processes ensure your brand gets the highest quality New Zealand honey. Our rigorous screening ensures that all honey meets a high standard and passes all necessary regulations.

Ensuring Quality

Quality is paramount, and we are at the top of quality assurance in the New Zealand Honey industry. We believe quality in equals quality out. Testing our honey at each production stage meets tough requirements that we put in place to ensure excellence.

We make no concessions with our Mānuka honey. Every single jar of monofloral Mānuka honey sealed must first pass a rigorous screening process to ensure authenticity, potency, shelf-life, and freshness. This is by no means an easy task; however, our fully integrated production system ensures we can attain these exceptionally high standards of quality.

Extensive Testing

Our experienced in-house lab conducts a wide range of tests to meet your quality standards and those of the domestic and export markets. Independent IANZ-certified laboratories verify tests to ensure our products comply with the most stringent quality standards. Test results are available via a certificate of analysis, validated against Midlands Apiaries and customers’ specifications to ensure compliance with international standards in many markets.

Furthermore, we take our superior standards of quality very seriously, which is why we have employed very stringent Quality Assurance Programmes.


Midlands has a flawless reputation regarding honey quality and market compliance; our systems and procedures are second to none. Our experience in quality control, traceability systems, and export requirements guarantee that we operate at a nearly unbeatable level.

Vigilant compliance and comprehensive certification systems are placed at the forefront of our entire product range. With the added strength of our in-house laboratory, we are in control of every aspect of the production process, which is how we guarantee superior quality. Our purpose-built processing 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).


Beth Mitchell

Technical Manager

Ph: +64 27 208 4601

E: info@midlands.co.nz