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 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.
We carefully collect honey from across New Zealand
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.
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.
Extracting our own honey
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. We take great care in extracting local honey with a strong focused on a high-quality production process we can extract honey to 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 180 micron, then pumped into drums for storage until it is ready to be packed at our packing facility.
Packed in our purposed built Honey Packaging 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.
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 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. We want doing business to be an easy and enjoyable experience, so our range of packaging solutions that have been developed specifically for packaging of honey products for the domestic and export markets. Our industry leading manufacturing operation guarantees you the highest quality products, without compromise of 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 right jar, but if you need more than a plastic jar, we have other solutions including;
- Glass Jars
- Single Serve Packaging options like lozenges, snap packs and sachets.
Tested in our 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 then carried out at each stage of the production process to ensure we produce New Zealand's best honey.
Export & Logistics Expertise
Our dedicated and experienced in-house Export & Logistics team make sure your products arrive where you need it to be. We take care of all the documentation required to ship to any country in the world, arranging shipping schedules, documentation, and loading. Our team of specialists sort your shipping, making sure your honey arrives where it needs to be, when you need it.