At Tahi we believe nature is our greatest asset and it is a guiding principle for all of Tahi activities. Instead of following normal commercial beekeeping practices, the bees are not fed sugar syrup or chemicals and never go on orchard visits where commercially kept bees pick up pesticides, fungicides, herbicides and other toxins.
Whilst these normal beekeeping techniques might make commercial sense since sugar is cheaper than honey, and orchardists pay beekeepers to pollinate their crops, these practices lead to weakened hives and contaminate the honey.
Tahi honey is never blended with honey from hives that are not under Tahi stewardship to maintain exceptional quality in each jar. The honey is not pasteurized (raw), undamaged and minimally filtered for maximum goodness the way honey should be. The super taste, aroma and thick creaminess comes from the fact that this honey has been crafted with care.
Tahi has planted more than 250,000 native trees to restore the habitat. A decade ago there were fewer than 20 bird species at Tahi Estate, there are now at least 69, 23 of which are rare or threatened. The beautiful label is a celebration of this success. Purchasing Tahi honey assists in this effort.
Tahi is a founding member of the Zeitz Foundation and has been recognised with several awards for sustainable business practices. Nature is our business. Tahi is a licence holder of the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA) and follows their strict guidelines, quality standards, audits and evaluation from accredited laboratories.