From untouched ecosystem
Wilderness Valley honey comes from a spectacular, remote and untouched ecosystem that is as pure as the honey we produce.
Nestled in New Zealand’s King Country’s wild hills and glistening rivers is Ruatiti Station, a honey-making utopia and the 5,000 acres of paradise we call home.
Farming is our life
We are third-generation farmers, small-scale and high-quality Manuka honey producers, who have inherited a love and respect for our land.
We forego conventional farming techniques favouring sustainable farming practices that preserve and enhance our beautiful New Zealand environment. Most years, we plant thousands of new Manuka trees on our farm. These produce nectar for our UMF certified Manuka honey, protect against erosion on our steeper slopes, and provide shelter for wildlife such as the native falcon and blue duck.
The love of beekeeping
Our experienced and passionate beekeepers look after the hives spread across the extensive, pristine native Manuka bushland, surrounded by hectares of New Zealand Department of Conservation land. This means that our bees have plenty of space to stretch their wings around a sustainable beekeeping environment with no risk of overpopulation. Also, we are a founding member of the New Zealand Apiculture Industry Body that supports the beekeeping industry.
Being a farmer and business enthusiast, I'm incredibly proud of our Wilderness Valley farm and the honey we can share with you.
I take care of all our sales and marketing as well as many other tasks. I'm passionate about sustainability and environmental protection.
I'm the Operations Manager and chief beekeeper. I love New Zealand’s landscape and wouldn’t change my job for anything else.