Our Story

A love of native New Zealand and outdoor adventures led us to Mānuka and the exceptional honey it produces.

Mānuka Hunters is one of the few Mānuka Honey brands that maintains 100% New Zealand ownership. Our owner, Corey, started the business on his own back in 2014. Through his hands-on experience, he’s learned exactly what it takes to create superb Mānuka Honey.

Today the team has expanded to 15 passionate Mānuka Hunters who put strong beehives in place, ready to collect maximum honey yields during the short Mānuka flowering season.

NOT ALL MĀNUKA HONEY IS CREATED EQUAL

Being UMF-certified means our Mānuka Honey has undergone comprehensive independent certification to validate its potency, authenticity, purity, shelf life and freshness. It is 100% pure and traceable back to our plantations.

THE MĀNUKA HUNTERS

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COREY

DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL HONEY NZ LTD.

Beekeeping has been in the family for a number of years and in 2014 I turned this passion into a business. Being in the honey industry for these 9 years has motivated  me to take my skills to new levels, today we own 5500 hives and land from which we harvest our own Manuka.

HERMAN

BEEKEEPER

I started my beekeeping career way back in 2008 as a backyard beekeeper as it is my passion and i decided to work abroad to pursue my career of beekeeping. I love Central Honey because I do a lot of adventures including shifting hives.

CHRISTOPHER

BEEKEEPER

I have been beekeeping for 10 years. 5 years in the Philippines & 5 years in New Zealand.
Working with Central Honey is amazing experience under supportive management & a great young team full of energy & fun.

FERDINAND

BEEKEEPER

My beekeeping experience
started in 2010 way back in the Philippines. I came here to New Zealand in 2016. I love beekeeping because this is my passion and I enjoy working here at Central Honey gaining experience and working with our team.

JENNIFER

BEEKEEPER

I’ve been keeping my own bees for 7 years, and this is my second season in commercial beekeeping after a decade in the automotive industry. I’m proud to be part of a skilled and dedicated team that shares my passion and is always keen to improve.

DAN

LAND MANAGER

I work with land owners all around NZ to realize their properties full manuka honey potential , each property is unique & every season is different… Strong hives, hard working  Beekeepers, motivated landowners equals maximum yields year after year.

ZHALDY

BEEKEEPER

I landed in New Zealand in 2016. I started  Working with Central Honey in 2019 & I do believe it was the right choice to be part of this enthusiastic young team. Working with Central Honey NZ Ltd has given me  opportunity to be a more creative beekeeper.

SEAN

EXTRACTION MANAGER

After working with Goodman Fielder for 6 years in packaging line and milk processing department I landed a job with Central Honey. It is exceptional experience within the honey industry where my knowledge & skills grow day by day.

ALEXIS

BEEKEEPER

My brother introduced me to bees and that’s when I got interested in working overseas. The beekeeping experience here is just extraordinary. I love the thrill of the job. I get to see the raw places of this beautiful country. Having been trained here and seeing the company grow has made me proud to be part of Central Honey. 

BRIANNA

RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM MANAGER

I have been with Central Honey from the beginning.
It has been a privilege to see the growth from garage hobby to the successful business it is today.

RONNY

INTERNATIONAL SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

16 years of experience in
business has made me come a long way on the international platform. I have gained a deep knowledge of the honey industry working with Central Honey where my role is to grow the market potential for the Manuka Hunter brand.

COREY

DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL HONEY NZ LTD.

Beekeeping has been in the family for a number of years and in 2014 I turned this passion into a business. Being in the honey industry for these 9 years has motivated  me to take my skills to new levels, today we own 5500 hives and land from which we harvest our own Manuka.

CHRISTOPHER

BEEKEEPER

I have been beekeeping for 10 years. 5 years in the Philippines & 5 years in New Zealand.
Working with Central Honey is amazing experience under supportive management & a great young team full of energy & fun.

HERMAN

BEEKEEPER

I started my beekeeping career way back in 2008 as a backyard beekeeper as it is my passion and i decided to work abroad to pursue my career of beekeeping. I love Central Honey because I do a lot of adventures including shifting hives.

JENNIFER

BEEKEEPER

I’ve been keeping my own bees for 7 years, and this is my second season in commercial beekeeping after a decade in the automotive industry. I’m proud to be part of a skilled and dedicated team that shares my passion and is always keen to improve.

FERDINAND

BEEKEEPER

My beekeeping experience started in 2010 way back in the Philippines. I came here to New Zealand in 2016. I love beekeeping because this is my passion and I enjoy working here at Central Honey gaining experience and working with our team.

ZHALDY

BEEKEEPER

I landed in New Zealand in 2016. I started  Working with Central Honey in 2019 & I do believe it was the right choice to be part of this enthusiastic young team. Working with Central Honey NZ Ltd has given me  opportunity to be a more creative beekeeper.

ALEXIS

BEEKEEPER

My brother introduced me to bees and that’s when I got interested in working overseas. The beekeeping experience here is just extraordinary. I love the thrill of the job. I get to see the raw places of this beautiful country. Having been trained here and seeing the company grow has made me proud to be part of Central Honey. 

DAN

LAND MANAGER

I work with land owners all around NZ to realize their properties full manuka honey potential , each property is unique & every season is different… Strong hives, hard working  Beekeepers, motivated landowners equals maximum yields year after year.

SEAN

EXTRACTION MANAGER

After working with Goodman Fielder for 6 years in packaging line and milk processing department I landed a job with Central Honey. It is exceptional experience within the honey industry where my knowledge & skills grow day by day.

RONNY

INTERNATIONAL SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

16 years of experience in business has made me come a long way on the international platform. I have gained a deep knowledge of the honey industry working with Central Honey where my role is to grow the market potential for the Manuka Hunter brand.

BRIANNA

RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM MANAGER

I have been with Central Honey from the beginning.
It has been a privilege to see the growth from garage hobby to the successful business it is today.

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