25 years organic

Celebrating 25 years of TranzAlpineHoney organic certification

June, 2019

In 2018 we’ve celebrated 25 years of being BioGro NZ™ certified organic honey.  But we’re not jumping on the organic band-wagon. 

Actually, we’ve been living and breathing the organic philosophy for over 100 years.  Seriously, our hives are so remote it’s a great Kiwi adventure just reaching them, so there’re definitely nothing nasty anywhere nearby. 

Over these 25 years of being certified organic (and the 75+ years to get us there), we felt we needed to spread the goodness and share some things we’ve learned about why buying our pure New Zealand organic honey is the right choice.

Here at TranzAlpineHoney we produce the widest range of New Zealand organic honey, including natural organic honey and propolis supplements.  

The importance of organic

Right from the beginning we learned to keep our honey production as natural as possible.  We know in cities and farming areas that pollution, antibiotics and pesticides found on plants can end up in pollen and honey.  These chemicals may be bad for our health and wellbeing. 

As different countries have different limits on how much chemical residues are allowed in honey, we stand by our 100+ years of knowledge that organic is the safest way to produce honey. 

But organic is more than just producing honey without chemicals.  It’s making sure that our honey is produced in a sustainable and eco-friendly way, being able to trace exactly where our bees have been, and what they might’ve met along the way. 

Simple, sustainable and naturally safe

We learned to keep it simple.  The Newton family’s been producing honey for over 100 years, and now we’re on to the 5th generation keeping the business moving forward.  So, you’d have thought we might have been like other honey producers and changed with the times. 

But we’ve always known that keeping things simple, sustainable and as natural as possible is the way to produce the best honey.  And now the rest of the world is catching up with us. 

So really, we’ve been leaders in our field for all those years. 

This means you can rest assured, trusting that each jar of TranzAlpineHoney you enjoy contains exactly what it says on the label;  simply great, safe, natural organic honey, with no unwanted extras. 

Let us be your local

We’ve also learned that buying locally produced honey is something a lot of people think about when choosing honey. 

But not everyone is as lucky as us to live in a pristine, unspoiled corner of New Zealand.  If you live in a city or near an industrial area everything the bee or flowers come into contact with may be contaminated with pollution. 

Our remoteness, tucked away in the South Island of New Zealand, means we can guarantee an organic, pure honey, that’s so traceable we almost know the bees by name. 

So let us be your local.  In fact you can even check out your new neighbourhood and see where your honey jar came from.  Just fly by our website and checking the batch code on our ‘Trace your honey’ page

We never stop learning

We’ve learned loads more things about being certified organic honey producers for 25 years, so head over to our website and check out what else we’ve learned