Our Story


Greytown Honey is a family business producing the very highest quality Mānuka, Wildflower, Kāmahi, Kānuka, Rewarewa, Native and Clover honey, straight from the land, in South Wairarapa. You could say beekeeping is in our blood as we are fifth generation beekeepers!

We are hugely grateful to have developed strong partnerships with local landowners who allow us to place our beehives on untouched native bush sites and special farmland throughout the beautiful Wairarapa region. We are also very grateful to our loyal and growing customers from near and far. Growing this sustainable operation and enabling returns to both landowners and the community beyond is something we are very focused on.

Once harvested, our premium honey is tested to ensure it meets the definition applicable for exported honey. We also complete additional testing for MGO, DHA and NPA (which is commonly converted into a UMF) content then packaged into beautiful glass jars to preserve this natural and pure product. From our purpose-built processing facility, our honey is then shipped around New Zealand or exported worldwide, direct from us to you.

You can rest assured that all our honey is traceable from individual sites and only the very best product makes it through our tough testing and control regime. 

After years of thought - we've finally taken the plunge and are opening our factory shop, onsite at the home of Greytown Honey, 58 Moroa Road, Tauherenikau 5771, for opening hours have a look at our Contact Us page.

You'll be able to join in the action during school holidays by enjoying our honey tasting sessions, making beeswax foodwraps, packing your own honey, dabbling in making your very own pure beeswax candle and if you're really brave pop on a beesuit and enjoy our beekeeper experience. Bookings Essential. 

Our factory store will stock our entire range, plus more honey themed products so definitely worth the trip. You'll find us just off State Highway 2 between Featherston and Greytown - 5 minutes south of Greytown. 

If you would stock our honey for your retail outlet or would like to inquire about the benefits of hosting a bee site on your property, please get in touch.

We hope you enjoy our honey as much as we love making it!

Alex and Karly Polaschek