free range beekeeping

At 1839 we have free-range beehives situated around New Zealand’s wild Manuka mountains, which are tended to and cared for by our expert bee keepers. They carefully collect the honey and deliver it to our state-of-the-art production facility in Tauranga, here the honey is triple-churned, polishing the sugar crystals until silky smooth.

After being packaged to look like the premium product it is, 1839 honey, 100% made of New Zealand, is delivered to the world!

we own it, we make it

Managing the production of 1839 honey from hive to home, we only offer premium NZ products from the hive - to satisfy the ‘need’. We hope to never find the end of our path to perfection as we believe we can always learn and grow with our procedures and policies.

We are constantly striving for success in our production plant and only wish for the best quality in any of our products to be shared amongst our loyal consumers.

With constant facility upgrades and a team dedicated to our consumers we intend on delivering the highest quality products to you from our hives.


A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles, the equivalent of three orbits around the earth to collect 1kg of honey!

triple churned

We have developed a unique technique in creaming our honey that we have coined triple churned, although we cant explain too much... uniqueness can’t be copied, it must be shared... we can tell you that in our 100% natural process (nothing added to the honey whatsoever) we are looking after the honey in such a way that the texture will always remain silky, soft, consistant and fresh.

quality of life
look after nature...
look after yourself

In today’s world, time is a precious commodity.

To live a rich life, is to find the balance with work and buying-time for yourself. 1839 is passionate about taking this philosophy to the world, creating premium products to be shared with loved ones, and for celebrating life.

As 1839 lovers take time to enjoy our range of products from the hive, they are in turn supporting the free-range beekeepers, the honeybees and the flora they pollinate.

love the honey,
save the wax

As we spin our liquid gold honey from frames we are left with beeswax, this beeswax has many uses and is recycled as much as possible. The wax is either returned to the hive so the bees dont have to use their foraging energy to re-create the chambers in which they store the honey, or melted into squares of raw wax to be used in skin care products such as lip balm, or sent off to make beeswax candles.

FACT:The honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man