Parakore Honey, a New Zealand-based honey company, has recently opened a new packing house in Otago to bring you the best quality honey straight from the hive. In this blog, we will take you on a journey through our honey house in Mosgiel, explain the benefits of our beekeepers in Otago, and give you insight into our hive-to-jar extraction process. We will also delve into the unique qualities of our manuka, clover, and thyme flavours along with our beekeeper-friendly practices. Finally, we'll share some of our reviews and awards that speak volumes about our pure NZ honey. Get ready to indulge in the sweet taste of nature!
What is packing honey?
Packing honey is the process of extracting honey from the beehives and packaging it for sale. This involves removing the beeswax caps, spinning the frames in a centrifuge to extract the honey, and then filtering and bottling it for consumption.
Packing Honey Otago : Our Honey House in Mosgiel
Located in Otago, in the South Island, our packing house specialises in packaging delicious honey from beehives located in Central Otago, South Otago, North Otago and Southland. We can provide you with a wide range of jars; glass or plastic depending upon your requirements. We are experienced at extracting Kanuka, Manuka, Kamahi, White Clover Honey and more recently Thyme. Email us now if you are interested in taking a look through our honey house so that you can make an informed decision about your extraction requirements. For local beekeepers, there is an advantage of being able to re-use your frames and supers within a short time frame.
Otago Beekeepers' Benefits
Beekeepers in Otago benefit from a supportive community and growing demand for local honey due to the region's unique flora and year-round beekeeping climate. There is a strong Dunedin Beekeepers Club that supports the advancement of bees and practices of good beekeeping.
Beeline Supplies Limited is just down the road, making it an ideal place to replenish your supplies when dropping or collecting honey from the honey house.
The MPI-approved RMP facility guarantees that all processes involved in honey extraction meet the highest standards set by the Ministry for Primary Industries, which is great news for both beekeepers and consumers alike. With this added convenience and assurance of quality, local beekeeping businesses can thrive and continue to provide high-quality honey products for their customers.
Our family business gives each of our clients a personal touch, ensuring a warm and welcoming environment for all.
Hive to Jar Extraction
Proper hive management is essential when it comes to packing high-quality honey in Otago. It all starts with selecting the right equipment for harvesting and extracting honey, as this can greatly affect the final product. Filtering the honey is also important, as it removes any impurities that may affect its taste or texture. Once the honey has been extracted and filtered, proper storage is crucial to maintain its quality and prevent crystallization. This involves keeping it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. By following these key steps in hive management, beekeepers in Otago can produce delicious and high-quality honey that is perfect for packing and sharing with others.
Extraction Process Benefits
Extracting honey from uncapped frames is a delicate process that requires precision and care to retain the flavour, aroma, and health benefits. The first step is to uncap the frames, revealing the honeycomb cells filled with golden liquid. Then, the frames are placed in an extractor and spun at high speeds to extract the honey without damaging the comb. Once extracted, the honey is filtered to remove any impurities and ensure a smooth texture. It's crucial to store honey correctly in a cool, dry place away from sunlight or heat sources. This prevents crystallization and preserves its natural goodness. By following these steps, you can enjoy delicious and nutritious honey that adds sweetness to your life while also providing numerous health benefits.
Clover and Thyme Flavours
Experience the diversity of Otago's honey flavour with our clover and thyme varieties. Our family-run business extracts and packages delicious honey in either eco-friendly glass jars or our awesome no-spill plastic bottles.
Clover Honey from High Country Pastures
Honeybees are remarkable creatures that play an essential role in our ecosystem. In Otago's high country pastures, honeybees collect nectar from clover flowers, which results in a delightful honey with a unique flavour profile. This region of New Zealand is known for its pristine countryside and abundant natural resources, making it the perfect place for bees to thrive. The honey produced by these busy little pollinators is not only delicious but also has numerous health benefits, including antioxidant properties and anti-inflammatory effects. Whether you're using it as a sweetener or enjoying it on its own, Otago's clover honey is a true taste of nature that is sure to delight your taste buds.
The practices of supporting the next generation of beekeepers and providing ideas for little impact on the environment are vital in honey production and important to Parakore Honey.
Parakore Honey's new honey packing house in Otago is a prime example of sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Our hive-to-jar extraction process ensures that our honey is of the highest quality, with the added benefits of being beekeeper-friendly and pure New Zealand honey. Our unique clover and thyme flavours are a result of the high country pastures that our bees forage on, and the antimicrobial properties of thyme add to its health benefits. With a focus on sustainability and quality, it's no wonder that Parakore Honey has received numerous positive reviews for our honey production. Try our delicious honey today!