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 their son, Alan Bennett, and son-in-law, James Jeffery, have joined the company giving the business growth and continuation for many years ahead.
We have been beekeeping for over 40 years and have more than 2500 beehives located in the greater Waikato region, in the pristine bush areas of the northern King Country and in the remote inland Taranaki region of the North Island of New Zealand.
We specialize in the production of high grade UMF16+ Manuka Honey which, for the past 20 years, we send 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.
"To see people worldwide benefit from the health-giving properties of genuine high grade UMF Manuka Honey....because we care!"
SummerGlow Apiaries - A Family Business
SummerGlow Apiaries is moving into a new and exciting stage with our son and son-in-law joining the business and giving the business continuation for many years ahead.
Our Key People:
Bill & Margaret Bennett - Owners and Directors
Alan Bennett - Head Beekeeper, Company Manager
James Jeffery - Office Administrator, Beekeeper, Company Manager
Ed - Beekeeper
Simon - Beekeeper
Peter - Head Storeperson, Factory Manager for Honey Extraction
Jake - Assistant Beekeeper
Joe - Assistant Beekeeper
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 Taranaki area where we own over 900 acres of steep rugged hill country covered in manuka and other native bush.
We place our beehives in different geographic regions for different floral types of honey from New Zealand's pristine bush and green farmland - manuka, kanuka, rewarewa, kamahi, pasture.
"The Lord Is Our Light And Our Salvation"
Bill and Margaret Bennett, Founders.
SummerGlow hives with flowering Manuka bushes in the background