Meet the team

Producing honey the ‘old fashioned’ way still means we get to use state-of-the-art production technology.

Our team works hard to make sure we still keep to the organic principles of producing great honey that our family started with over 100 years ago.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality organic honey products with a friendly, personal service to suit your needs as a consumer or distributor worldwide.

Tranzalpine team

DEREK

FOUNDER
4th generation beekeeper and founder of TranzAlpineHoney New Zealand.
Yuriy Soshnikov

YURIY

OWNER AND DIRECTOR
Beekeeping has been an important part of Yuriy's life for over 25 years with over 13 years as part of our TranzAlpine family.
Victoria

VICTORIA

OWNER AND DIRECTOR
Victoria looks after finance, payroll and health products development.
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ADAM

BEEKEEPING MANAGER
Adam has been dedicated to organic beekeeping since he started beekeeping with us when he was in his early 20's.
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IGOR

BEEKEEPER
Igor is our experienced queen breeder and in charge of our skills building program.
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Lachlan

BEEKEEPER
Lachlan has recently joined our team as an assistant beekeeper to grow his beekeeping skills and help with our growing beekeeping operation.
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GABRIEL

BEEKEEPER ASSISTANT
Gabriel is a 5th generation Newton family beekeeper. He is learning his family craft during school holidays and weekends.
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JULIE

DISPATCH AND LOGISTIC COORDINATOR
Julie arranges seamless orders delivery around New Zealand and worldwide. She makes sure our customers receive their precious honey on time.
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URSULA

QUALITY COORDINATOR
Ursula is always positive and happy. She looks after our quality and compliance.
Honey testers

DENNIS & PHILLIP

HONEY TASTING SPECIALISTS