• Raw, Pure, Creamed - What does it all mean?

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    Raw, Pure, Creamed  - What does it all mean?
    There are so many options out there when you are choosing your honey – Raw, Pure, Creamed, etc you can wonder what exactly the difference is and be left feeling very confused as to what is the best honey to buy. In many cases, honey may be more than one of these things, but they do each mean something different. Pure Honey: Our honey is...
  • Real, Raw Honey crystallises and can go hard... And that's a good thing!

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    Real, Raw Honey crystallises and can go hard... And that's a good thing!
    Real, raw honey crystallises and that's a good thing as it indicates the honey is pure, raw and unpasteurised meaning the beneficial properties of the honey are firmly in tact.  Depending on the floral source of the honey, it can also go hard (especially in cooler weather) and this is also a natural part of the crystallisation process.  Honey Dew (Beechwood Runny Honey) is...
  • Treat your skin with our great range of Manuka Honey Skin care products

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    Treat your skin with our great range of Manuka Honey Skin care products
    We love our range of Manuka honey soaps, balms, lip balms, moisture, shampoo and conditioner bars.   Handcrafted right here in North Canterbury using only the best ingredients, NO nasties and NO palm oil. Read more about our ingredients and what they can offer to your skin.
  • What is Beechwood Honey Dew and why should I try it?

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    What is Beechwood Honey Dew and why should I try it?
    Beechwood Honey Dew, our 'Hero' of Honeys is produced on the foothills of the majestic southern alps in the South Island of New Zealand.  We love Honey Dew and are passionate about getting the word out about it's extraordinary health benefits. This honey contains a higher antioxidant, antibacterial activity level, mineral content and greater nutritional and therapeutic benefits than most regular flower honey.  "Honey...
  • Blackcurrant & Honey - Our 'Dynamic Duo' of taste & well being

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    Blackcurrant & Honey - Our 'Dynamic Duo' of taste & well being
    Our Dynamic Duo – Beechwood Honey Dew & Blackcurrant Juice – what a combo!!  We have taken our hero of honeys, Beechwood Honey Dew with all of it’s wonderful properties and combined it with the juice of Blackcurrants – it is a taste sensation! There are 2 great options; Blackcurrant & Honey – great for spreading on your toast, crumpets, drizzling over porridge, ice cream, waffles, pancakes,...
  • Give a Soap Bar another chance

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    Give a Soap Bar another chance
    Maybe it's nostalgia, or maybe just a return to essentials, but soap bars have come a long way since the sulfate-heavy, overly fragrant ones your grandma kept next to her sink. These days, soap bars are teeming with the same natural, skin-saving ingredients as your favorite go-to cleanser. In other words: they're back. There has been a huge upswing in minimalist skin care, and the...
  • Winter Wellness - It's the Bees Knees!

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    Winter Wellness - It's the Bees Knees!
    Got a cough? A cold? feeling the sniffles in the morning maybe? THEN STOP. Reach for our honey, it helps. ALL honey is known to have medicinal properties, it's just that Manuka gets all the press!. There is data to show that honey helps relieve irritation in the mouth or throat by forming a protective film, and soothes coughs caused by upper respiratory tract...
  • Manuka Labelling - I just don't get it!

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    Manuka Labelling - I just don't get it!
    We have been doing a lot of local A & P shows and fetes, so we often get asked the million dollar Manuka Honey question - what does UMF mean and is your Manuka Honey the real deal?  The short answer is YES it is the real deal.We know it's confusing and we are sorry that customers feel this way, but a little knowledge...
  • Why does Honey vary on colour and taste?

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    Why does Honey vary on colour and taste?
    The colour and flavour of honey differs depending on the nectar source (the blossoms) visited by the honey bees.  Honey colour ranges from nearly colourless to dark brown, and its flavour varies from delectably mild to distinctively bold, depending on where the honey bees buzzed. Honey is produced in every region of New Zealand, but depending on floral source location, certain types of honey are produced only in a few regions...
  • Glass vs. Plastic

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    Glass vs. Plastic
    When buying your products at the local supermarket, you’ve probably noticed the variety of different containers that your food and drinks come in. Most of them being glass or plastic, but which one do you choose? Which one is not only better for keeping your food fresh but also better for the environment? We get challenged on this subject every time we meet our...
  • Beeswax - So many uses!

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    Beeswax - So many uses!
    Beeswax is a natural wax that the honey bees produce. Beeswax is one of the most well-known and commonly used bee byproducts. Bees construct their honeycomb by producing this wax – a complex mix of over 250 compounds. Each worker bee has eight abdominal wax glands and creates the building material by mixing wax from her glands with her saliva. The resulting honeycomb keeps eggs and...
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