Sometimes it's just labelled as "honey" and you have no idea where it comes from..... or sometimes even what country it comes from! When you buy Airborne, you know exactly where it comes from. And that it is what it claims to be. - Honest, Undamaged & Traceable.
Airborne Honey Ltd commenced commercial operations in 1910 on Banks Peninsula, lying in the East coast of the South Island and was founded by William Bray and his partner, Alfred Barrett.
Barrett and Bray operated apiaries of 30 - 50 hives in the many bays and inlets on the Peninsula and produced a number of native honeys on the rugged terrain. Their first hives were taken over to this area by bullock wagon and the two families were able to earn a comfortable living from 300 hives.
Today, Airborne products routinely have the lowest level of heat damage in the New Zealand market and the ability to trace product from a batch number back to each individual apiary (site of hives) and print a map of New Zealand showing these, are just some indicators of the level of technical expertise applied in the business.
Airborne is the technical leader in the New Zealand honey industry.