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Into the Honey Pot — and Beyond.

The journey of our honey, from the hive to the pot, and finally to our customers, is made up of a series of very special moments. Whether it is a single healthy bee landing on a wildflower or the careful smoothing of a label, we believe each and every moment contributes to making our honey so spe...

Mid Winter Sale

With winter well upon us, now is a good time to focus on our health and making sure our immune system is in good shape to protect us from winter colds and flu.Research shows that raw honey is full of antioxidants and nutrients that largely come from pollen in the honey. Raw honey also has ant...

The Sticky Business of Honey Extraction

We think that extracting honey has to be the best smelling job in the world, and it’s probably the stickiest! At extraction time, from Summer to mid-Autumn, our warehouse becomes a hive of activity. Packed with loaded honey boxes, the whole place is rich with the scent of honey. It’s alm...

Anzac Honey Slice

This lovely warming slice is just what you need as the days begin to get cooler. If you are feeling a little naughty, a drizzle of good quality melted dark chocolate over the cooled slice is a nice addition.Time: 30 minutesServes: 8-10Ingredients:100gm butter 1/3 cup manuka honey ...

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...

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 t...