IManuka Honey

Honey Types

Honey is as rich in variations as it is in flavours, textures, mouth feel, and sweetness. New Zealand is lucky enough to have numerous honey types strewn across the nation, all with their own wonderful attributes. Whether the iManuka honey you choose is a monofloral or multifloral, bush, pasture, or coastal honey, you can be sure you are taking home a little taste of New Zealand.

Come on a coast to coast honey tour with our Honey Map and learn a little bit about one of our nation’s favourite taongas (treasures). We love showcasing everything this beautiful country offers to its people, and those who call it home. Enjoy.

Pasture/Wild flower honey

Pasture or wildflower honey is hard to define because it is made up of all the flowering plants commonly found in our gorgeous New Zealand pastures. It can include clover, dandelion, mellow, plantain, thistle, forage, and penny royal to name just a few, but there are many others that could also be included in this term.

Clover Honey

Clover honey is one of the few pasture honeys termed Monofloral (one source) honey by the apiculture industry. Almost all other pasture honeys are Multifloral (from more than one source). Clover is one of the most widely planted flowering pasture plants in New Zealand and because of this dominance, you can almost guarantee it in any pasture honey blend.

The honey produced from this pretty little flower is very light in colour and has a delicate herbal flavour. It ranges in colour from pale cream in the North Island, to water white in the South. Even though there are two main types of clover in New Zealand, white clover and red clover, the honey from them both appears and tastes very similar.

Clover Blend

Looking at a clover blend? This refers to a honey that is mostly clover, but contains other honey types as well. These usually darken the light clover, but even in a blend, the taste of the clover comes through.


New Zealanders have grown up with Clover type pasture honeys as a staple breakfast spread. Almost every kiwi will remember spreading it on their morning toast or eating a spoonful of its creamy goodness. It’s a part of our memories and our culture.

Whichever pasture honey you purchase: light or dark, clover or clover blend, you’re tasting just a little bit of our story.

NZ Bush Honey

NZ Bush honey brings a rich and diverse blend of flavors together to create a truly delicious taste. If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing it yet, then I encourage you to do so! Bush honey is often bundled into one broad category, however it’s actually uniquely flavored for the region it comes from. Collected predominantly from stands of native NZ flowering shrubs and trees, bush honey tends to be slightly darker with a deep complex pallet experience when consumed by discerning customers.

Bush honey is a multifloral honey, which means it has its source in many different flowers. Below you’ll find details on some of the flowering trees which our gorgeous bush honey blends are created from. Some blends may have higher concentrations of one of these sources, but they will all still contain a range of other flower nectar as well.

Honey Dew Honey

In the South Island, one of the common bush honeys is Honey Dew from the Beech forests. This is a darker liquid honey with a rich flavor profile.

As you go further south, the nature of the bush changes again and the Kamahi and Southern Rata can be found.

Rewarewa Honey

One of the standout trees bush honey is collected from in the North Island is the magnificent Rewarewa tree, also known as ‘New Zealand Honeysuckle’. Or if you want to get really technical, Knighted excels. The rewarewa tree can grow to over 35 metres tall and its durable wood was used to make many of the bush tramways that once ran through our beautiful backcountry. Rewarewa honey is renowned for its distinctive malty taste and therapeutic qualities, and the whole tree has been used by the Maori for generations. Not just for its sweet nectar, but its inner bark as a wound healing aid, and its wood for carving.

Kamahi Honey

The creamy white spires of the Kamahi tree flowers, are an irresistible feast for foraging bees. Growing predominantly in the west coast of the South Island where the tree is abundant, the kamahi is also found spread across the rest of New Zealand.

The Kamahi Tree was sacred to the Maori who used the antibacterial properties of the bark for wounds, burns, flus and colds.

Kanuka Honey

With Bush honey being a Multifloral honey made up of all the productive flora, its flavor profile and nature changes area to area, making each jar a real encapsulation of the New Zealand landscape.

By selecting only the very best honey from each region across New Zealand, iManuka is able to produce a delicious, rich Bush blend honey that everyone can enjoy.

With Bush honey being a Multifloral honey made up of all the productive flora, its flavor profile and nature changes area to area, making each jar a real encapsulation of the New Zealand landscape.

By selecting only the very best honey from each area across New Zealand, iManuka is able to produce a delicious, rich Bush blend honey that everyone can enjoy.

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