Melita Honey | New Zealand Manuka Honey – Our History

Melita Honey | New Zealand Manuka Honey - Our History

It was 1959 when Leon Janson, a newlywed from Hawke’s Bay drove home in his Vauxhall PA having just purchased his very first bees. Thousands of bees swarmed in and around the car as it potted along New Zealand’s winding roads. Leon stacked ten hives on his trailer, two in the boot and two more in the back seat of the car; tense and squinting through the mesh of his bee suit the whole ride home.

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