Waitemata Honey was established just after World War 2, when it was named Belin Brothers. The name was changed to Waitemata Honey Co about 50 years ago, when a young employee, Michael Stuckey bought the company. Today it is owned by the family of Neil Stuckey – Michael’s younger brother. The Stuckeys have been at the forefront of processing Manuka Honey, the identification of the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) and its international recognition as a super honey.
The Belin Brothers started production with just a few hives which they transported to sites on bicycles. Over the years, during Stuckey family management, the number of hives increased to well over 1,500, and honey from other trusted independent beekeepers whose hives total more than 10,000, is also processed. For its own hives, Waitemata manages the whole process, from breeding queen bees, hive management and processing and marketing the honey.
Waitemata’s processing is widely regarded as the best, evidenced by its Manuka Honey being the only Manuka Honey to be awarded 5 stars by Hong Kong Consumer Council when it evaluated Manuka Honey in its market in 2013, and winning the prize for best creamed honey in New Zealand in 2014.
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