Steens was founded by Paul and Sheryl Steens who have been working in the beekeeping industry for over 38 years. They were one of the founding members of the Active Honey Association, now known as the UMF association. 36 years later Steens continues to play a critical role in the industry.
It was Paul and Sheryl's passion for bees and their endeavour for a healthy, sustainable lifestyle that was the beginning of Steens. It was these same convictions that lead them to keep their honey raw and in its purest form.
Paul & Sheryl were dis-heartened to see inferior honey being labelled as Manuka. They wanted to give their family the very best honey that nature provided and they wanted to share that with everyone.
So they set out to develop a better way to minimally process their honey, one that ensured all the natural and fresh properties of the honeycomb were retained. The result was achieved via a modern take on the traditional honey press with a proprietary process now known as Steens whole comb technology™. This takes a lot more time and care but when dealing with one of the world’s most premium honeys it’s definitely worth the effort.