Queen Bees

Our queen bee breading program ensures standards of quality and excellence.

Having a strong queen for your colony is one of the best ways to be successful at beekeeping

Our queen bees are bred right here in sunny Marlborough New Zealand by our specialised and experienced Queen Team. They're an integral part of our operation and work hard to provide strong hives. 


Close monitoring is a crucial part of our queen breeding program

We monitor weight, temperature, and hive environment – constantly measuring and managing to ensure each queen is delivering for her hive. Our investment in world-leading geneticists, who are constantly innovating and developing new programmes, ensures our queens are breed from the best breeding stock lines.


Pre Order

Taylor Pass Queens do have a high demand however, to ensure you do not miss out you can pre order here


We are proud to deliver products with internationally recognised standards of quality assurance.

We operate under a Risk Management Programme audited by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Our honey is extensively tested by independently accredited laboratories to ensure that our products are of the highest standard possible and are true to label.

Every batch of honey we produce carries the Oritain ‘Proven Origin’ Trustmark. Through the use of innovative science, Oritain create an ‘origin fingerprint' that represents the unique properties of the individual batches produced. Having an independent, scientifically robust program to assure consumers that our products are true to origin strengthens our brand and reinforces brand identity and messages regarding food safety, quality and provenance.

We are a member of the UMF® Association and a licensed Manuka Honey packer providing our customers with the highest level of transparency and quality assurance.


Delivering a taste worth exploring means teaming with trusted partners who are dedicated to the distribution of our genuine NZ honey products around the world.

Throughout the order to delivery cycle our hard-working customer service team provides ongoing support and assistance to ensure customer satisfaction.