Complete Traceability and Quality Control at Every Stage of the Supply Chain

Our Supply Chain

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 manufacturing, honey extraction, and production work together to create some of the world’s best honey. 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.

We Carefully Collect Honey From Across New Zealand

We source a variety of honey from across New Zealand. Our extensive servicing, relocating, and transporting of honey supers (honey boxes or groups of hives) are carried out by our vast fleet of specialised beekeeping trucks and helicopters. These honey supers are unloaded and stored in a warm room until extraction.

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 network of suppliers across the country - Midlands can guarantee a continuity of supply. You will receive your honey whenever and wherever.

Extracting Our Own Honey

Midlands’ purpose-built Honey Extraction Facility was built in 2015. It was constructed to extract Midlands-produced honey, along with the ability to extract for local beekeepers. We take great care in extracting local honey, with a solid focus on high-quality production processes.

Our extracted honey meets 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).

Honey is extracted from the comb with specially designed equipment and filtered at 150 microns. The honey is then retained within our state-of-the-art packing facility, where it awaits to be distributed into jars and large-scale containers.

Packed In Our Purposed-built Honey Packaging Facility

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

Learn more about how we pack honey

We Also Make Our Own Plastic Jars

Midlands offers a wide range of packaging options when it comes to putting honey in your brand. We have an 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.

We want the business to be an easy and enjoyable experience, so our range of packaging solutions has been developed specifically for domestic and export markets packaging honey products. Our industry-leading manufacturing operation guarantees you the highest quality products without compromising on form and function.

To ensure we supply your brand with the best possible service, our in-house jar production service provides you with the flexibility to match your brand to the correct jar, but if you need more than a plastic jar, we have other solutions, including;

Our incredibly creative and experienced plastic crafters can create a jar that fits your Mānuka honey business profile. With a minimum order requirement, our team can assist in the creation of your new brand.

Tested In Our In-house Laboratory At Every Stage Of Production

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 also carried out at each stage of the production process to retain a consistent level of quality assurance.

Learn more about our lab

Export & Logistics Expertise

Our dedicated and experienced in-house Export & Logistics team makes sure your products arrive when you need them. We take care of all the documentation required to ship to any country worldwide, arranging shipping schedules, documentation, and loading.

Our team of specialists sorts your shipping, ensuring your honey arrives where it needs to be and when needed. We are aware of the stringent export and import regulations worldwide to ensure the necessary paperwork is completed. Our goal is always to have your products arrive at your desired destination without issue.

Ease of Global Export

Midlands is part of the Secure Exports Scheme (SES), an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) approved programme that meets the global supply chain security standards set by the World Customs Organization. This means we can minimise Customs delays at international borders and get priority in recovering from trade disruptions. It provides additional privileges such as a secure supply chain from the point of packing to the point of export, further advantages exporting to Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, The Republic of Korea, Singapore and the United State of America and minimal trade disruptions from changes in security levels. We also hold FDA and GACC registration to improve access to the US and Chinese markets.

Our vertical integration allows us to maintain and control quality throughout the supply chain to deliver superior honey products.

Contacts

Gareth Parr

Sales Manager

Ph: +64 27 211 4563

E: honey@midlands.co.nz

Hamish Finnie

Production Manager

Ph: +64 27 405 1273

E: info@midlands.co.nz

Our vertical integration allows us to Continuity of Supply for our customers.