Genuine UMF Manuka Honey - UMF Licence No. 1001
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About Us

SummerGlow Apiaries - A Name to be Trusted

SummerGlow Apiaries Ltd is a family owned and operated New Zealand beekeeping company established in 1976 by husband and wife team, Bill and Margaret Bennett.  
More recently our son, Alan Bennett, and son-in-law, James Jeffery, have joined the company giving the business growth and continuation for many years ahead.
Our family has been beekeeping and producing honey from New Zealand's beautiful native bush and pastureland for over 42 years.  We really know our honey. 
We have more than 3000 beehives located in the greater Waikato region, in the pristine bush areas of the northern King Country and in the remote Forgotten World region of north Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand.
We specialize in the production of high grade UMF16+ Manuka Honey which, for the past 20 years, we have sent directly to customers worldwide.
We were the very first to differentiate between the two types of manuka honey and the first to make high grade UMF16+ Manuka Honey available to people who could benefit from its unique properties.
Our UMF Licence number 1001 shows our dedication to and historical involvement with this very special honey.

Our Vision:

"To see people worldwide experience the unique qualities of genuine high grade UMF Manuka Honey....because we care!"

Our Key People:

Bill & Margaret Bennett - Owners and Directors

Alan Bennett - Head Beekeeper, Company Manager

James Jeffery - Compliance Manager, Beekeeper, Company Manager

Sheryl - Office Manager

Christine - Despatch

Ed - Beekeeper

Simon - Beekeeper

Peter - Head Storeperson, Factory Manager for Honey Extraction

Joe - Assistant Beekeeper

Harry - Assistant Beekeeper

Jacob - Assistant Beekeeper

Our Own Place:

We are based at Te Kowhai, a small township about 8km northwest of Hamilton.

Our beehives are located throughout the greater Waikato area and in the remote inland King Country and Taranaki areas.

We place our beehives in different geographic regions for different floral types of honey from New Zealand's pristine native bush and lush green farmland.  Our hives produce honey from manuka, kanuka, rewarewa, kamahi, and pasture.

All our manuka honey is produced by our bees from manuka areas which we own and in which we have had hives for the past 42 years. 

Our Own Land:

Bill and Margaret Bennett, founders of SummerGlow Apiaries Ltd, own 1640 acres of manuka-growing land on which we place our hives for the production of high grade manuka honey.

Our Own Single Source Honey - This is Really Good Honey

All the honey we sell is produced by our bees from manuka areas and native bush areas which we own and in which we have had hives for the past 42 years.   We do not buy honey from any other beekeepers.

We have full control of the quality and purity of all the honey we sell.  We know exactly where our honey comes from.  

"The Lord Is Our Light And Our Salvation"


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