Nelson Honey’s Honeydew is dark in colour, with a similar taste to golden syrup or treacle. This runny honey does not crystallise in cooler temperatures and is delicious with plain yogurt, on toast, in drinks (smoothies!) or with your cereal each morning.
In contrast to most other honeys, it is not floral honey. Instead, it is the product of two insect types working to create delicious and unique honey. Small scale-insects inhabit the beech forests and produce a sticky liquid that is collected by honeybees foraging in remote native Black Beech forests in the South Island of New Zealand. Honeydew is only sourced in certain areas of New Zealand and if you’ve been out tramping around the South Island you will have picked up on the sweet honey smell around some Beech forests and the sound of bees, wasps and Tuis that are all drawn to the drops of Honeydew sticking out from the bark of Beech trees.
Nelson Honey mainly collect their Honeydew Honey from the pristine Nelson Lakes area inland from Nelson City where the environment is clean and natural and unaffected by pollution.
Honeydew Honey contains complex sugars called Oligosaccharides.
We pride ourselves on using natural ingredients in all our products so you can take advantage of all the natural goodness. Our Honeydew Honey range only contains Pure New Zealand Honey sourced from the Nelson Lakes area at the top of the South Island.
Size: 250g, 500g, 1kg and 2kg
Science of Honey
Honey has been used since ancient times for its special properties. Good quality honey can contain beneficial plant compounds including antioxidants. It contains high levels of glucose and fructose, a natural alternative to those wishing to avoid refined sugar. However, the composition of a honey batch depends on the floral source(s) available to the bees that produced the honey.
Nelson Honey operates a team of beekeepers and has hives located throughout the beautiful regions at top of the South Island of New Zealand. Hives enjoy spectacular and remote locations including Maori Bay in the Marlborough Sounds and Rainbow Station in St Arnaud.
Here at Nelson Honey we can trace our honey back to the hives they came from and our team of beekeepers maintain the health and happiness of all our bees.
There has been much research done on the components of manuka honey, leading to worldwide acclaim of this wonderful honey.
Manuka Honey is unique to New Zealand and its special benefits have been a traditional part of folklore throughout New Zealand’s settled history.
At Nelson Honey, we test all our Manuka Honey for MGO (Methylglyoxal) activity along with other chemical markers to ensure that it is authentic manuka honey. Methylglyoxal is expressed as a minimum number of mg/kg and scientific evidence has confirmed it as being a key compound that occurs naturally in Manuka honey.
While Manuka Honey is extremely well-known for its special properties, our Honeydew Honey has some special characteristics. It contains complex sugars called Oligosaccharides.
Average Nutritional Value per 100 g
||1,340 kJ (320 kcal)
|Riboflavin (vit. B2)
|Niacin (vit. B3)
|Pantothenic acid (B5)
|Folate (Vit. B9)