J.Friend and Co Honey
So excited to announce we are now stocking the wonderful J.Friend and Co Honeys.
How can honey be organic?
Honeybees generally only fly around 2km from the hive so to ensure they are foraging in a safe organic environment the beekeeper must make sure a 3km radius surrounding the hive is certified organic land. In New Zealand many organic hives are placed in remote wild bushland areas and forests where there is an abundance of native flowers for the bees to forage on, away from intensive farming and horticulture – whether it be in a remote hill station in the South Island or in the dense native forests on the North Island’s picturesque Coromandel peninsula. As well as their environment, there are a number of other factors that make organic honey unique. The way the hive is constructed, the careful selection of hardy bee species that are naturally more resistant to pests and diseases, the welfare of the bees and the way they are kept within the hive. Strictly no chemical sprays or treatments are allowed to be used on the hives or surrounding environment at any stage. Certified organic honey has to meet rigorous and extensive monitoring and testing criteria of the certification body. Any honey that claims to be certified organic is also tested to guarantee that it does not contain any residues of pesticides or environmental pollutants. All of NZ Artisan Honey’s products are certified to the AsureQuality Organic Standard. This is vitally important to us as it ensures the purity, the quality and sustainability of the product and the processes that are used to bring the honey from the hive to the plate. It is important to us that NZ Artisan Honey stays pure throughout the entire process and being certified organic guarantees this.
Started in 2008 by Jeremy Friend & Sharyn Woodnorth, J.Friend and Co produce a boutique range of single flower organic honeys sourced from New Zealand’s diverse landscape. Working with passionate artisan beekeepers, J.Friend and Co source the very best single flower honey from some of the country’s mob spectacular native plants & settings – from the vibrant red Pohutukawa on the beautiful coabal Coromandel Peninsula to ancient isolated Manuka forests found on the Web Coab to the untamed fields of Central Otago Thyme.
You’ll be pleased to know they are CarboNZero Certified as well. x