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How is Honeydew Honey Created?

Which tree creates most of New Zealand’s Honeydew Honey?

Whilst there are a few species of trees that are used to create the rich Honeydew Honey in New Zealand, the most common variety is the Black Beech tree, which is native to the dense forests of the South Island.

One of our best-selling brands, Rainbow Station, primarily collects their honeydew honey from the pristine Nelson Lakes area around Nelson City, where the environment is 1We recommend taking a spoon or two, both in the morning and the evening to give your immune system & digestion system a daily boost.   It’s the perfect addition for your breakfast routine too – you can add it to yoghurt or toast, and it makes your smoothies taste better too so what’s not to like?00% clean and unaffected by pollution and most importantly kept safe from traditional chemical pesticides.  This allows Rainbow Station to create one of the purest natural honeys and is why their Manuka Honey and Honeydew blend is one of our best sellers.

How is Honeydew Honey Created?

Many think that honey is solely created by the hardworking honeybees, however the truth is that honeybees are not the only insect involved in the creation of honeydew honey – aphids also play a role too.  The process is started by aphids who consume the sweet sticky sap from the black beech tree (from the bark and leaves), and then the honeybee comes and takes those sweet secretions that the aphids make and turn it into the delicious honeydew honey using their normal honey process.  This is different to normal honey production which is where the bees feed directly on the nectar of a plant and then process that into honey, so it makes honeydew honey particularly special.

Honeydew Honey is not a floral honey, its richer and darker in colour with a similar taste to golden syrup. In contrast to regular honey, honeydew honey rarely crystallises due to how it is made.

What makes Honeydew Honey different?

Honeydew Honey contains complex sugars called Oligosaccharides which have a higher level of antioxidants compared to other floral honeys. Oligosaccharides easily transit through the stomach and have a unique effect on our good bacteria, that helps to keep a healthy balance in our digestion systems.  This helps to keep the digestive tract running optimally and helps to lessen and reduce the impact of colitis and other bowel conditions.

How much Honeydew Honey should I take?

We recommend taking a spoon or two, both in the morning and the evening to give your immune system & digestion system a daily boost.   It’s the perfect addition for your breakfast routine too – you can add it to yoghurt or toast, and it makes your smoothies taste better too so what’s not to like?

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