(And other awesome, environmentally friendly beeswax and skincare products)
Aristaeus Honey has been around for a few years, but we've just taken the leap to sharing our honey and beeswax products with the world, now that we produce more honey than we can possibly eat ourselves.
We believe that honey need not be a commodity purchased from supermarket shelves; instead it should be treated as a uniquely natural product with individual flavours and textures to be savoured.
Our beehives are located primarily in sunny Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, but we have hives around the central North Island.
We're keen on doing our bit to reduce plastic waste and the overuse of plastics in our daily lives. 99% of the products we have in store are reusable or recyclable, with a small and unavoidable (for now) handful of products having plastic components due to cost or availability. Our honey comes in glass jars and our balms in aluminium tins. We're not big on fancy packaging and our courier bags are paper, compostable or 100% recycled (we prefer to use materials that are not sourced from any plastic).
In addition to our own products using natural ingredients and recyclable packaging, we also stock complimentary products that we hope will encourage consumers to make the switch - like toothpaste jars and tablets, and bamboo toothbrushes.
We also provide pollination services (click here for more info) and we have hives available for rent (click here for more info).