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Covid-19 Update

As New Zealand moves into 'Alert Level 4', Mountain Valley Honey will maintain a 'skeleton staff' to watch over and look after the bees so that we can keep providing honey going forward.As an essential business, we will remain open for online orders and our couriers (also an essential busines...

Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl

The tropical taste of Summer, perfect as an early morning pick me up.Prep Time: 15 minutesServes: 2Ingredients2 cups fresh pineapple, skin removed and cored 1 cup coconut milk 1 kafir lime leaf, stalk removed 1 tbsp. Kamahi Honey 1⁄2 cup ice Juice of 1 lime Fresh Mint, Granola and Edi...

One Small Step Towards Eliminating Single-Use Plastic

Summer just turned into autumn, and we barely even noticed! We’ve been so busy filling pots with this year’s golden harvest. All our hives are back safely from the wilderness areas where they spent the summer, which means lots of activity in the big sheds! We’ll be sharing the story of how the ho...

Autumn Giveaway

To celebrate Autumn in New Zealand we're holding THREE competitions each with a prize of a DELICIOUS 1kg Glass Jars of Autumn Gold Honey.There are three ways to enter:1. Instagram CompetitionHead over to our Instagram Page and find our Autumn Giveaway competition post and follow the i...

It’s the Little Things that Count

Nelson is such a vibrant and exciting place in summer, with everyone taking to the beaches, mountains and rivers. At Mountain Valley Honey we are full of excitement too, and anticipation — because summer is when we finally see the results of the year’s hard work. Last week we began the extraction...

Tea & Honey Cake

A Collaboration with BakerGathererInspired by the prosperous Nelson region and it's amazing produce and food, dripping with goodness, this Tea and Honey Cake uses MVH Manuka Honeyfor it’s full-bodied and earthy flavours.This is then layered with Earl Grey infused Buttercream and plenty o...

Getting into the Christmas Buzz!

With only ten sleeps until Christmas, Nelson is beginning to buzz! Everywhere are telltale hints of the approaching holiday season.Our local markets and craft shops are packed with people foraging for special gifts for family and friends. Trees can be spotted here and there, clinging miracul...

12 Days of Christmas

It's beginning to feel like Christmas with Nicky already playing Christmas music ("Too early" says Murray) and freshly picked lilies filling the air.We've decided to celebrate Christmas early with 12 days of amazing deals starting on the 1st of December.EACH DEAL LASTS 24 HOURSDay 1 (...

It’s not just about the honey!

Spring has well and truly arrived in Nelson and that means a change of scene for some of our Mountain Valley Honey bees.Beginning around October, when the days grow warm with sunshine and soft breezes, our bees go on a special working holiday — into the local orchards to help pollinate fruit ...

Spring Photo Competition

SNAP & WIN on our Facebook Page this November.This November we’re giving away a 1kg jar of honey each week on our Facebook page for the best photo submitted each week.Each Monday we will set a theme for the week, and our favourite photo each week will win a jar of delicious Mountain ...