Carefully selected, we strive to bring the highest quality New Zealand products to your door!
Pacific Resources only works direct with beekeepers that have been in the bee keeping business for at least three generations and have shown the desire to give the bees the very best sustainable resources to stay happy and healthy. These beekeepers work hard alongside their bees to produce the highest quality bee products and honey that only comes from a joint effort. The Bees are only feed their own honey over the winter months while waiting for the sweet spring bloom to start and during the dry summer months when there may not be enough flowers to sustain them.
All of our honey/bee products come from reputable suppliers, a little bit about them….
Arataki Honey – “In 1944 Percy Berry bought nine acres in Arataki Road, Havelock North. With his son Ian, Percy registered Arataki Apiaries Ltd, turned his family beekeeping enterprise into a commercial venture and began a journey that resulted in the Arataki Honey we know and love. People and bees are at the heart of Arataki Honey. From pollination of New Zealand’s valuable horticultural industry through to the extraction and packing of honey, Arataki Honey is committed to promoting good bee health and workplace enjoyment – for the bees and their human workmates!” –Arataki
Mossop’s – “The owners Neil & Wendy are involved in all aspects of honey production, giving them control over the quality and flavor of the honey ‘From the hive to the Honey Pot’. Mossop’s use a unique honey processing method developed by father Ronald Mossop in the early 1950’s. As a cheese maker Ron, understood certain processes involving starters and temperatures to achieve a quality product. After some thought and trial applications, he developed a natural granulation method for processing extracted honey that maintains the natural goodness and flavors of the honey. They pride ourselves in not over-processing, over-stirring, or over-heating, our honey and have customers nationwide and world wide who love our honey because of the wonderful natural flavors maintained through our processing system.” – Mossop’s
Nelson Honey – “Formed in 1973, Nelson Honey & Marketing (NZ) Ltd (formerly Nelson Apiaries Ltd) is a family owned business operated by Philip and Evelyn Cropp. Philip’s grandfather started producing honey from hives in the Nelson area as a sideline to his fruit orchard over 100 years ago. With Philip and Evelyn beekeeping since the 1970’s and their son Matthew beekeeping as well, Nelson Honey brings together four generations of beekeeping and honey production experience. Over the past 25 years the company has grown substantially in terms of production volume, international exports and product diversification. In addition to the Nectar Ease product range, Nelson Honey also produces or distributes Active Manuka Honey and other natural products – pollen, soap and facial products.” – Nelson Honey
We, Pacific Resources, work with companies licensed with the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association and active supporters of Trees for Bees!
What does the UMF Honey Association do? “The UMF® Manuka honey brand, as represented by AMHA,… the highly regarded IANZ Accreditation of the UMF test method gives formal, international recognition of the UMF test method. It provides the UMF® Honey trademark which is”:
-A Quality Trademark
-Supported by research on Manuka Honey (Leptospermum scoparium)
What is Trees for Bees?
“In November 2009, Federated Farmers launched the ‘Trees for Bees NZ’ campaign to ensure that honey bees have the opportunity to gather sufficient pollen and nectar, providing the vitamins and minerals required to maintain optimum hive strength and a viable pollinating bee force.”
“The bee is one of the hardest workers in horticulture and agriculture; about $3 billion of our GDP is directly attributable to the intensive pollination of horticultural and specialty agricultural crops by bees. Bees also contribute indirectly through the pollination of clover, sown as a nitrogen regeneration source for the land we farm. This benefits our meat export industry through livestock production and sale. Of all the food we eat about a third of the calories and three-quarters of the diversity rely on bees for pollination…..The honey bee is in trouble. Worldwide, bee numbers are declining. The bee is being attacked by an increasing number of bee pests (e.g. varroa mite) and diseases……Featuring prominently in this equation is the severe decline in floral nutrition resources creating a shortage of quality pollen for the bees to eat. Malnutrition severely compromises the bees’ resistance to pests and diseases…….The increasing importance of agricultural sustainability and food security for New Zealand is widely acknowledged. But not so the importance of the bee, they are the unspoken champion of agriculture and anchor farm viability in many instances. Bees consume pollen as a protein and vitamin source and nectar for energy. While gathering these resources, they move pollen from one plant to another thus benefiting the farm by pollinating crops. Availability of quality pollen resources is critical during spring when beekeepers are building up bee populations for pollination services. Any shortfall leads to weakened bees making them susceptible to pests and diseases. It also dramatically slows the queens breeding output and results in under performing pollination services.” http://www.treesforbeesnz.org/sponsors