BeeNZ is a family owned and operated business based in Katikati. David & Julie Hayes are passionate about the beekeeping industry. In 2015, David and Julie built a brand new hi-spec honey processing facility with the latest processing and packing technology. BeeNZ is a premium NZ honey exporter specialising in producing and exporting high quality honey product. The family also own and operate the successful Buzz Apiaries with over 1200 hives used for honey, pollination and venom collection. Adjacent to the processing facility is a delightful retail store selling BeeNZ honey, honey-based skin care products and bee-theme gift and homewares.
What makes BeeNZ special is that they manage the entire journey of the honey from hive to bottle. Bee health is of the utmost importance. BeeNZ is the beekeeper, extractor, processor, packer and exporter – which is a very rare occurrence in the New Zealand honey industry.
Watch our bee keepers tending to some of our hives in this time lapse video.