Formed in 1973, Nelson Honey & Marketing (NZ) Ltd (formerly Nelson Apiaries Ltd) is a family owned business operated by Philip and Evelyn Cropp. Philip’s grandfather started producing honey from hives in the Nelson area as a sideline to his fruit orchard over 100 years ago. With Philip and Evelyn beekeeping since the 1970's and with Matthew their son beekeeping as well, Nelson Honey brings together 4 generations of beekeeping and honey production experience.
Over the past 25 years the company has grown substantially in production and has diversified into the Natural Health market. In addition to the NectarEase product range, Nelson Honey also produces Active Manuka Honey and other natural products, the company has continued to maintain a healthy year on year increase of its honey-based products. These are available in over 400 retail outlets (Natural Health Food shops, Pharmacies, Gift Shops etc) in New Zealand with a high level of brand awareness for NectarEase and Active Manuka Honey in particular.
Product is exported to markets all around the globe including the United States, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom with many enquiries coming for the establishment of distribution outlets in Europe and Asia. Nelson Honey is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in it’s products, and to the added value health benefits that come from honey.