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Spotlight on Kāmahi honey – a New Zealand honey to be celebrated!

Kāmahi honey deserves to be celebrated for its unique flavours that pair deliciously with all kinds of foods.Kāmahi honey comes from the Native New Zealand Kāmahi flower, which is white and spikey. The Kāmahi trees can grow up to 25 metres tall.We’re lucky enough to be able to harvest ou...

Beeswax back in stock!

Mountain Valley Honey is excited to announce we now have beeswax back in stock!Beeswax can be described as the honeybees building material, like wood or brick for humans.It is produced by the worker bees, who use four pairs of glands under their abdomen and is produced when they gather n...

Honey Berry Banana Loaf – Using our Autumn Gold Honey

A yummy twist on a classic winter warmer.Ingredients:1/3 cup of Autumn Gold Honey 1/3 cup of olive oil or coconut oil (melted) 3 large bananas, mashed  ½ tsp vanilla paste 2 large free range eggs pinch of salt 1 tsp baking soda 100gm dark chocolate (70%), roughly choppe...

Honey Baked Figs With Ginger Infused Mascarpone

A soul warming weekend breakfast for those cold winter mornings... and a welcome change from the usual pancakes.  Plus - making the most of the short but sweet Fig Season!INGREDIENTS:8 Mission Figs 4 Slices of Sourdough Bread 2 tbsp. Mountain Valley Honey Kamahi Honey plus some for dr...

The daily grind of our humble honey bees

Honey bees are amazing creatures who work harmoniously together to produce the sweet, tasty honey we all know and love.Although they look similar, within a hive there are three distinctly different honey bees, each playing an important part in the honey making process. These include the Quee...

New look, same great honey for MVH

Behind the scenes, the team at Mountain Valley Honey (MVH) have been busy working away at something rather exciting. After 10 years, Murray and Nicky felt it was time for a fresh new look, so they enlisted the help of local design company NOKNOK to help.Together with NOKNOK, the team created...

Annie’s Honey Biscuits, with Mountain Valley Honey Rata Honey

Here at Mountain Valley Honey, we always enjoy tried & true family recipes.Ingredients125g butter½ cup caster sugar1 egg yolk2 cups plain flour1 tsp baking soda¼ cup Mountain Valley Honey Rātā Honey (warmed)MethodSoften butter and beat with caster sugar until light and cr...