Thanks honey! Taranaki’s sweetest secret

The days are still beautiful and sunny, we’re having a stunning start to autumn – and I’m coughing and spluttering like a 60-a-day hack. My chest hurts, I’m a bit grumpy and wowsers am I tired. What a perfect time for pots of Kiwi-made lemon and honey, and raw honey, to appear on my doorstep!

Straight out of Taranaki, Egmont Honey is a family business that’s appropriately named after the towering mountain that overlooks the entire region. After years of successfully exporting its Manuka to the world, they decided to share the honey love with fellow Kiwis.

Now available in Countdown Supermarkets, Egmont Honey has two extremely popular varieties on offer. A delicious Lemon ‘N Honey and a Raw Honey which has proved to be extremely popular with the health and wellbeing community.

RAW HONEY – Egmont Honey’s Raw Honey undergoes as little processing as possible to make sure you get honey as close as possible to the stuff that comes straight from the hives – honey as mother nature intended.

LEMON ‘N HONEY – A firm favorite with customers, Lemon ‘n Honey is zesty and delicious served a multitude of ways. Try it on toast, with ice cream or pop it in some boiling water for an instant lemon toddy. (Or, as in my case at the moment, by the spoonful!)

Egmont Honey, a family business,was started by father son duo Toby and James Annabell after James gave his dad a beehive for Christmas. Six years on, they’ve built up a strong presence in the honey market in Asia, and now export to over 18 countries. They are also taking as many steps as possible to make sure they support the reinvigoration of the bee population. 5% of profits are donated to save the bees, and hives are kept free from pesticides and other chemicals known to contribute to the world’s decline in bee numbers.

Egmont Honey owner James says, “It’s been really exciting for us to see Egmont Honey grow, but we are also really focused on keeping the bees the stars of the show. It’s widely known that the bee population is in decline, so we want to take all the steps we can to make sure we are doing our bit.  

“We love to educate people about what they can do to protect the bees and we do a fair bit of this through our Bee Factory Tours that we run in conjunction with our sister company Egmont Travel Group. Everything from learning about chemicals you should not be using on gardens, to trees you can be planting, which provide great food source for bees.”

Available now in the honey section of Countdown Supermarkets, Egmont Honey Lemon ‘N Honey 350g $11.99 and Egmont Honey Raw Honey 350g, RRP $12.99. For more information visit https://www.egmonthoney.co.nz/ , or visit their Instagram and facebook.