The 3 Components of Raw Honey That are Excellent for Your Health

Honey is a sweet food substance produced by bees and other insects via the sugary secretion of flowering plants. Many people use this sweetener in their drinks and snacks for its delicious, sweet, and sometimes earthy taste. However, not many people know that honey provides various health benefit...

Honey & Ricotta Crepes with Caramelised Banana & Chilli Chocolate Recipe

Serves 4.Ingredients½ cup almond meal4 eggs1 Tbsp potato starch5 Tbsp Native Bush Honey2 Tbsp Butter/Sunflower Oil2 Bananas, sliced in half½ cup good quality Ricotta¼ Good Quality Dark Chocolate (We use Hogarths)1 tsp Chilli FlakesMethodPlace almond meal, eggs, potato starch a...

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 ...

Harvesting Manuka Honey from Top Secret Locations in the New Zealand Wilderness

Beekeeping doesn’t exactly spring to mind when people are asked to name an action-packed job. However, during the Mānuka honey harvest, we sometimes feel as if we are on the set of a James Bond movie — starring Murray Elwood instead of Daniel Craig. What with the stunning mountain scenery, to...

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...

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 plen...