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 a food, cosmetic or pharmaceutical ingredient, we have a wide ranges of solutions to fit your individual business needs.

Product Variations

  • PURITI Rātā Honey
  • Bulk Rātā Honey

Technical Information

Certificates and registrations are important indicators of quality. 

Product Certifications

  • Monofloral Rātā Honey
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Non GMO
  • New Zealand Made

Quality Certifications

  • SQF Level 3
  • RMP certified
  • GMP certified
  • Sedex

Export Registrations

  • FDA registered
  • GACC registered
  • SES (secure export scheme) registered

Click here to find out more about our certifications and registrations, why you need them and what they mean.

Flavour Profile

Distinctly sweet, with a fruity and slightly salty flavour. 

Packaging Available

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

Private Label Options

Square Honey Jars

Square Plastic Jars

Hexagon Honey Jars

Hexagon Plastic Jars

Round Honey Jars

Round Plastic Jars

Glass Honey Jars

Round Glass Jars

Squeezy Honey Bottles

Squeezy Bottles

Retail Ready Brands for Distribution

Puriti and Mount Somers Logo

Bulk Options for Food or Cosmetics

Bulk Honey Containers

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

Related Products - Other Light Honey

Clover Honey
Multifloral Honey
Kāmahi Honey

More on the Midlands Range


Tasman Walker

Sales - Asia & Australia

Ph: +64 27 237 6318

E: honey@midlands.co.nz

Nick Kerr

Sales - North America & Europe

Ph: +64 27 807 9849

E: honey@midlands.co.nz

Rata Honey Data Sheet 
Midlands Rata Honey is non GMO and HACCP certified