About Us

Our story

At Auribee, we’re passionate about sharing the wonders of New Zealand’s honey with our discerning customers around the world. Our company was founded on the principles of providing great products with great service in an environmentally responsible way. Our honey is gathered from hives in the most pristine areas of New Zealand, with minimal processing and impact to the nature. Honey is extracted from the hives in a way to ensure minimal disruption to the bees, and processed with no additives – with honey this good, we don’t need them. Along with producing great quality products, our team is also focused on providing our customers with great service. New Zealanders are known for their exceptional service skills, and we’re proud to put these to use for our customers around the world.

Our philosophy - The natural way.

Here at Auribee, we work as hard as our bees to make sure that the honey you get is exactly as it was when the bees finished making it and sealed it in its honeycomb cell. And to ensure that we can provide you with the best honey, we need to make sure that our bees, and the environment they live in, are protected. Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem – without them, humanity may not survive. So it’s no exaggeration when we say that the bees are the most important part of our business, and that we make sure that they are placed in the best environments with the best beekeepers to look after them. Auribee Honey is made by nature and harvested for you. Nothing added, nothing taken away. Just 100% natural Manuka honey.

Our Labels (The Birds)

New Zealand’s natural environment is like no other. As well as having unique plants, like the Manuka tree, we also have many beautiful native birds. We’re proud to share our honey with the world in jars adorned by some of these birds. They’re drawn by artist Yolanda Kloppenberg, who is known by the name TinyKiwi. Yolanda grew up in rural New Zealand and her artwork reflects her love of nature, simplicity and colour. If you’re not familiar with New Zealand’s birds, here’s a little bit more about those that you’ll see on our jars.

Kōtare

The kōtare is our native kingfisher and appears on our Manuka honey label. You’ll see their beautiful green/blue feathers shine in the sunlight as they sit on a branch waiting for their next meal. They live all over New Zealand in a wide range of habitats.

Kererū

Tūī are much like our honey bees - they love the nectar from our native flowers. You’ll recognise tūī by the bright white tuft on their chest. From a distance, the rest of their plummage looks black but if you look closer, you’ll find it’s got a beautiful green/blue sheen to it. As a lover of many different nectars, it’s only right for the tūī to represent our multiflora honey.

Tūī

Tūī are much like our honey bees - they love the nectar from our native flowers. You’ll recognise tūī by the bright white tuft on their chest. From a distance, the rest of their plummage looks black but if you look closer, you’ll find it’s got a beautiful green/blue sheen to it. As a lover of many different nectars, it’s only right for the tūī to represent our multiflora honey.

Pūkeko

The pūkeko can be found all over New Zealand and looks great on our Manuka blend honey. Their brilliant red beaks and frontal shields (the bit on the top of their heads), along with their big feet, long legs and purple chest make them striking characters. They’re also known by the less glamourous name of the purple swamphen but they live in a range of habitats.