Rata Honey

Midlands Apiaries one of New Zealand's leading producer of Private Label Rata Honey.  We own our own apiary, packing facility and jar production facility, providing a vertically integrated service to ensure that your brand is looked after to the highest international standards. Midlands Apiaries is a Rata honey supplier capable of supplying anything your business or brand needs!

The Rātā Tree can be found in hidden in the pristine forests of the West Coast in the South Island of New Zealand, Aotearoa. Sporadically flowering means this precious honey is in limited quantities, as it is only expected to flower every two to three years. When in flower, the Rātā tree produces the most spectacular red nettle flower.  The irregularity of supply is offset by the belief of honey connoisseurs that it is one of the finest honeys found in the world.  This rare honey is spectacularly smooth but not sweet.  It has distinctive mild and almost salty flavour.

Our Rātā Honey can be customised for your business into different jar sizes, jar types and serving options, as well as being able to add different flavour or formulations (ie vitamins or minerals) to suit your customer or market needs.  Whether your business needs your own Private Label Brands, you want to distributor one of our market established Retail Ready BrandsPURITI, Primal By Nature or Mount Somers, or are looking for Bulk Rātā Honey as an food, cosmetic or pharmaceutical ingredient, we have a wide ranges of solutions to fit your individual business needs.

Product Variations

  • Creamed Rātā Honey
  • Liquid Rātā Honey

Technical Information


  • Monofloral Rātā Honey
  • SQF Level 2
  • Non GMO
  • Halal
  • Kosher

Flavour Profile

Distinctly sweet, with a fruity and slightly salty flavour. 


  • New Zealand Origin
  • Best Quality Product
  • Guaranteed Authenticity
  • Traceable to Hive
  • Environmentally and Responsibly Sourced 

Packaging Available

Midlands Apiaries is a leading New Zealand Rata honey packer. We provide a range of packing options when it comes to honey delivery. Orders are packed into containers or pellets in jars, pails, steel drums or IBC. Other selected packaging options may be available on request. Sizes include;

Private Label Jars

  • Square Jars - 250g, 350g, 375g, 500g, 1kg
  • Round Jars - 120g, 250g, 340g, 500g
  • Hexagon Jars - 500g, 1kg
  • Glass Jars - 250g, 400g

Private Label Single Serve Options

Retail Ready Brands for Distribution

Bulk Options for Food or Cosmetics

  • 15kg Pails
  • 25kg Pails
  • 320kg Steel Drums
  • 1400kg IBC

Other packaging may be available on request. Minimum order quantities apply.

More on the Midlands Range


Adam Boot

International Brand Manager

Ph: +64 27 426 6006

E: honey@midlands.co.nz

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Midlands Rata Honey is non GMO and HACCP certified