- on ALL of our tours
- option on our PRIVATE tours
Taste and purchase PURE New Zealand honey.
BeesOnline is one of West Auckland’s most acclaimed sightseeing attractions!
PLEASE NOTE: As from Feb 1 2011 ‘BeesOnline’ will be closed every Monday + Tuesday. (We can go for alternative shopping for honey if required).
You will be able to taste various Native flower honeys at this organic centre, as well as purchase different New Zealand honey products.
Imagine during Christmas-time when the Pohutukawa [New Zealand Christmas tree] is in flower, and being able to taste this delicate (almost white) honey!
There’s also New Zealand’s most famous Manuka honey.
The honey from the Manuka tree; (Leptospermum scoparium, and often referred to as ‘Tea tree”), has been used recently as a substitute for antibiotics in fighting ear, nose and throat infections, as well as dressings for burns and slow-to-heal wounds. It’s the UMF (or Unique Manuka Factor) which has the special antibacterial property found in Manuka honey. When honey is diluted, a special enzyme the bees have added produces hydrogen peroxide (a well known antibiotic). Manuka honey has been found to have an antibacterial activity in addition to hydrogen peroxide. No on has discovered the substance involved, so it’s called UMF. Some Manuka honey contains more of this substance than others. The higher the UMF factor, the stronger the properties!
NOTE: Australian Ti tree is derived from the Australian native plant Meleleuca alternifolia
and is completely different to NZ Tea tree.
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# Do I have to pay to taste the honey at BeesOnline?
-NO!, this is INCLUDED on your tour.
# What kind of honey products are available here?
-Almost everything! (check out the BeesOnline website)
# If I purchase honey, can I take it back into my home country?
-Most countries are fine, but the staff at BeesOnline are best to answer this, as some regions have regulations.