About Us

Family owned and operated 

DownUnder Honey is a family owned and operated business in the Manawatu, near Cheltenham, New Zealand. With our team of beekeepers we manage over 1500 beehives around the lower North Island. 

The bees are sited in different types of areas to collect honey from flowers on farmland, to native bush and manuka in remote back country.

We extract the honey from our beehives and for local beekeepers in our modern premises, under a registered NZ Food Safety Risk Management Programme (RMP).

The Honey Shop

Call into our honey shop and sample our range of honeys. We have other bee products in store - beeswax, candles, beeswax food wraps and make your own kits, Apicare products, Honeysticks Crayons and more. Gift vouchers are also available.

TreesforBees Plant Nursery 

In 2017 we started the TreesforBees Plant Nursery with over 90 species of trees and garden plants to support bees. We realised there was a need for a central place to buy trees that focus on providing pollen or nectar for bees and birds.


The plant nursery has a range of native, exotic and ornamental trees as well as a range of flowering Eucalyptus and Willow trees and cottage garden plants. Call in to our shop to check it out or visit the website.

Interested in bees?

If you are a landowner and would be interested in having bees on your property, contact us and we can discuss how it works.


We support landowners with select trees from our TreesforBees Plant Nursery. If you are a landowner interested in planting trees and having bees on your property, we are happy to invest our time in helping you with your project. In most cases, the trees will be free of charge. 

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