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Bee Kind Gift Boxes

Hand wrapped exquisitely presented locally made gifts - stylish and sustainable. Show your family & friends how much you care!

New Zealand Artisan Honey

J. Friend & Co was created to return life to honey and dignity to the artisan beekeeper. We want to introduce food lovers to the complex flavours of raw vintage honey, a taste experience without equal.

Raw Honey

Here at J. Friend and Co, we believe it's not what you do to honey that counts, rather it's what you don't do. J. Friend honey is honey in its purest most original state. No heat treating or fine filtering– it's that simple–ensuring all the natural beneficial properties of the honey remains undamaged!

Bee Kind Boxes

Our Beekeepers

Beekeeping is woven into the colonial heritage of our country. We work with passionate beekeepers; it is their dedication and expertise at tending to the bees with care and selecting the best locations to keep their hives that creates such a special and unique product.


Springbank Honey is a family run company that Steven founded 22 years ago. Steven supplies New Zealand with a range of high quality pure New Zealand Honey.  Springbank Honey’s team of beekeepers, headed up by Steven, are passionate about producing a consistently high grade of Honey. 


Bruce has always been fascinated by bees.  Beekeeping for over 30 years, he still finds it exciting and challenging.  For many years his focus was Beechwood Honeydew Honey but a move to the West Coast of the South Island means he also specialises in Kamahi and Rata honey


Started by his grand father Ralph who left a blacksmith job at the mine in 1924. Gary currently manages the beehives with some help from his partner Sue, their son Samuel, his father John and their two full time employees.

Recipes with our honey