AS NATURE INTENDED
From our hives to your hands, we treat our honey with the respect it deserves. No overheating, no pasteurizing and no artificial anything. Tahi honey has no GMOs, GE, added sugar or water, and absolutely, passionately, no chemicals. That way, you know it’s 100% natural … just as nature intended. Read More.
IT’S THE REAL DEAL
The UMF® trademark is your guarantee that our honey is genuine New Zealand Manuka honey, containing high levels of natural pollens. Tahi honey has a UMF rating of up to 20+, which means it’s as pure and authentic as Manuka honey can get. So you know you’re getting a real honey of a honey.
SPREAD THE GOODNESS
Rich and golden, smooth and creamy, sweet yet mild … and so good for you! Made from the nectar of New Zealand’s native Manuka flowers, Manuka honey is revered for its unique medicinal qualities. And emerging research shows that it’s even more active than previously thought – make a beeline to www.umf.org.nz.
THE LIGHTEST OF FOOTPRINTS
Tahi honey is eco-friendly, carbon neutral and biodiversity positive, with 100% of profits going directly towards conservation, community and culture. By planting thousands of trees and restoring nearly 30 hectares of wetlands, we fully offset our carbon footprint (including our jars of honey). Not surprisingly, we’ve received several awards for our environmental and sustainable practices.
BEEKEEPING IS IN OUR BLOOD
Our family’s love of beekeeping (and the environment) goes back many generations. Together with our hard-working team, we’ve spent over a decade restoring Tahi into a world-class wetland sanctuary and ecological retreat that benefits our local community today – and leaves a legacy for future generations. Read More
Tahi’s wildly remote Northern New Zealand location, our warm, sub-tropical climate, and our determination to protect our environment means our honey has a unique taste all of its own. With its sweet, mild taste, smooth, creamy texture and clean, pure finish, Tahi was recently voted New Zealand’s best Manuka honey.
Our friends, the bees
We respect and care for our bees. This means our honey is as natural as nature meant it to be: with no added sugar water, corn syrup, antibiotics or chemicals. And our bees seem to respect us in return. We hardly ever wear gloves when we’re working with them, which is sign of a well-cared-for hive.
IT’S WHAT WE DON’T DO THAT MATTERS.
At Tahi, we don’t use pollen traps because they can damage bees’ delicate wings, nor do we collect bee venom as it can harm or even kill bees. And, rather than stripping our hives of honey, we leave our bees with a box of honey per hive to keep them well fed over winter months – because healthy bees make healthy honey! Read more
SHARING THE BUZZ.
Most weeks, Tahi turns into a hive of activity as we host schools, open days and beekeeper education events, sharing our knowledge and our love of bees with our ‘Bees in Schools’ programme. It’s our way of ensuring that future generations know how important it is to be a bee. Read more
Ethical Honey, in Every way
OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS.
There’s a good reason we feature native New Zealand birds on our packaging. That’s because conservation is at the heart of Tahi, and everything we do. Where once our land had 14 bird species, we now have 70 – including native Kiwi and 23 rare and threatened species (more than some of New Zealand’s national parks!). Read more.
GUIDES AND GUARDIANS.
At Tahi, we follow a sustainable philosophy we call the ‘4Cs’: community, culture, conservation and commerce. These guide us in every decision we make: from conserving wildlife to using 100% renewable energy; from preserving local culture to teaching future generations to take care of our planet – and our bees. Read more.
Tahi is all about community and partnerships. We work with local landowners so that we can place our hives on some of the most beautiful, untouched land in the world (and we believe in paying them fairly). We support local businesses, create local jobs and we’re big believers in helping to preserve local culture too. Read more.
HONEY WITH A PURPOSE
Sustainably produced on a remote, restored wetland sanctuary in New Zealand’s North Island, Tahi is manuka honey as it’s meant to be: 100% natural, pure, authentic and delicious.
We gather our honey from bees that feed freely on the nectar of wild manuka flowers throughout Northland, harvest it ethically, and treat it minimally to retain the high pollen levels that make manuka honey so highly prized around the world.
Tahi’s honey represents ecology, intention and passion. It’s about making the right choices for your health, for the environment, for the community, and for the bees.
Nature’s gift kept natural.
At Tahi, we believe that manuka honey is an incredible gift from nature, and should stay that way. That’s why we never expose our honey to high heat or aggressive fiitering, which can damage its natural properties. Nor do we pasteurise our honey or add water, sugar or chemicals (ever!).
Common commercial honey is highly filtered to remove all pollen and microscopic particles, which damages its natural composition. This method is used because these particles can act as a nucleation point to start the crystallisation process.
At Tahi, we eliminate the need to aggressively filter our honey as we always seed crystallisation with finely crystallised Manuka honey. In contrast, commercial runny honeys have been subjected to high temperatures and aggressive filtering; without this, they would crystallise. The exception to this is Tahi Forest honey, which is a little runnier due to the nature of Rewarewa honey.