About Us

Mountain Valley Honey (MVH) was founded many years ago in the foothills of the Mt Arthur Range. Nelson based couple Murray and Nicky Elwood were already producing honey, but wanted to expand the vision of their business, whilst the previous owner of MVH was looking at retirement.

Both businesses were a perfect fit. Murray and Nicky took over MVH in 2007, and have since developed the brand to incorporate all they love about bees and honey.

During that time, our hive numbers have grown a little, and the areas we travel to tend to our hives has expanded.

Working in remote locations means we are away from pesticides and the “busy-ness” of towns, allowing plenty of natural foraging for the bees.

We work in the beautiful mountains, deep valleys, and stunning seaside sounds of the top of the South Island of New Zealand – and we get to work alongside the incredible people who live in those areas. We are in awe of the beauty that is “our office.”

Our hives are cared for by our fantastic, tight-knit team. They are great people who are fun to work with, good at what they do, and very much appreciated.

Being able to harvest, extract, pack and distribute means we are hands on with our product all the way through, enabling us to deliver the best we can to the customer.

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Buy NZ Made Trademark

We are registered to Buy NZ Made, and our proud to have the trademark on our label, as it showcases our beautiful country on the international stage via our products.

For people visiting our country and taking our honey home for themselves or as a gift, we like to promote the fact it comes from New Zealand. We are a small country, but we have wonderful products to offer the world.

The trademark also reflects the authenticity of our honey and assures customers that they are getting genuine and delicious New Zealand honey.

Nelson Chamber of Commerce

We work with the Nelson Chamber of Commerce to enhance our commercial profile and to connect us with other local businesses.

In the Nelson Tasman region, we are fortunate to have the surroundings to produce wonderful natural products, such as honey, and working with The Nelson Chamber of Commerce gives our region the recognition and platform it deserves.