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J. Friend and Co Artisan Honey
J. Friend and Co Artisan Honey
J. Friend and Co Artisan Honey
J. Friend and Co Artisan Honey
J. Friend and Co Artisan Honey


29b Coleridge Street
Christchurch 8023


Mobile: 4 21 966 151

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Available New Zealand Wide

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J. Friend & Co Artisan Honey

Quite like fine wines, the subtle – and sometimes not so subtle – nuances of aroma and flavour found in honey can be emotive and fascinating. That’s how it was for Sharyn Woodnorth and Jeremy Friend when, on a road trip, they discovered great variances in the honeys they tasted from roadside beekeepers’ stalls.

They wanted to create a business that would offer pure, natural honeys that weren’t compromised by pasteurising and creaming methods, stripping all the goodness and regional distinctiveness away. They were eager to restore dignity to honey as something beyond a generic condiment.

Sharyn and Jeremy work with specially selected beekeepers and have achieved organic certification which has afforded them a niche point of view. The company is committed to reducing its negative impact on the environment and has become part of the carboNZerocert certification program.

The J. Friend and Co range features award winning, artisanal honeys that offer something more than just incredible flavour. They have wonderful properties that aid in health and wellbeing.

  • Beechwood Honeydew
    A naturally dark amber liquid honey, resembling golden syrup, with a bold, pungent nose. Contains high levels of oligosaccharides which are helpful in maintaining and promoting beneficial bacteria in the gut (probiotic bacteria). 160g.
  • Christmas Pohutukawa
    Known as the iconic Kiwi Christmas tree, the Pohutukawa has become an established part of the New Zealand Christmas tradition. Its vibrant crimson flowers produce a honey of outstanding quality. Its floral notes are balanced perfectly by sweet butterscotch flavours and provide the perfect festive season accompaniment. 160g.
  • Kamahi
    A NZ native honey harvested from the coastal rainforests along the west coast of the South Island. Kamahi honey is pale and buttery golden with a smooth, creamy texture and a distinctive lanolin aroma. Prized by chefs for its unique flavour profile. 160g.
  • Lavender Honey
    Premium lavender honey with a distinctly flowery, well balanced flavour and a fine honey aroma with delicate lavender scent. 160g.
  • Manuka
    Dark amber in colour, Manuka honey is rich and nourishing and has intense toffee and caramel flavours with coconut, woody and nutty notes. Eat straight from the jar to help maintain inner balance and digestive health. 160g.
  • Manuka MG240+
    High in antioxidant activity and non-peroxide activity (not found in any other honey), MG240 + Manuka honey can be taken orally for stomach complaints, colds and mouth ulcers or even applied externally to repair cuts and burns. It is antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and contains more vitamins, minerals and amino acids than any other types of honey. 160g.
  • Northern Rata (Limited Release)
    Considered by many to be one of the finest honeys in the world, Northern Rata is a treasured treat when available due to the sporadic flowering season of the Northern Rata treas. Creamy white in colour with a distinctive taste of the sea, Northern Rata honey is harvested from within the magnificent golden bay region of the south Island of New Zealand. 160g.
  • Pohutukawa
    A NZ native honey harvested from the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand, the Pohutukawa tree is known in New Zealand as the iconic Kiwi Christmas tree. Pohutukawa honey is pale in colour, well balanced, lightly floral with a surprising salty finish. 160g.
  • RewaRewa Honey
    Rewarewa Honey is a naturally dark coloured honey, with a rich malty aroma. It lends itself to a variety of culinary applications Rewarewa honey and has been identified as having one of the highest hydrogen peroxide activity of any honey. These unique properties assist the defence mechanisms in the body to repair cells and kill harmful bacteria. 160g.
  • Vipers Bugloss
    Harvested from the remote Clarence Valley on Muzzle Station in the South Island of New Zealand, Vipers Bugloss is a pale coloured honey with a distinctive bluish tinge. Sweet and delicate with a floral bouquet, it is suitable for a wide variety of culinary applications. 160g.
  • White Clover
    Harvested from the rugged hills and valleys of Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand, pure White Clover honey is deliciously creamy with a chewy 'fudge-like' consistency and delicate vanilla bean, coconut, pineapple and citrus flavours. A definite crowd pleaser. 160g.
  • Wild Thyme
    Wild Thyme honey is strong, aromatic and pungently herbal and is often referred to as the Gorgonzola of honey. As well as tasting delicious, Wild Thyme honey has one of the highest antioxidant ratings for any honey in the world, (3 to 4 times higher than other honeys) and is also very high in antibacterial activity. Extremely rare, Wild Thyme honey is the only certified organic thyme honey produced in New Zealand, and quite possibly the world! 160g.
  • Floral Blend
    Only the best single varietal, single origin honey from J. Friend and Co’s trusted beekeepers is used in their signature pure honey blends. After careful selection they cream, blend and taste to create honey perfection! Vipers Bugloss, White Clover and Pohutukawa Honey have been expertly combined to create a honey with a delightfully smooth texture and subtle floral citrus notes perfectly balanced by a delicate lingering sweetness. 340g.
  • Health Blend
    Only the best single varietal, single origin honey from J. Friend and Co’s trusted beekeepers is used in their signature pure honey blends. After careful selection they cream, blend and taste to create honey perfection! 30% Manuka, 60% Beechwood and 10% Kamahi honey have been expertly blended to create a honey with bold flavours reminiscent of rich caramel chews and lightly roasted nuts. All three honey varietals combined in this unique blend are rich in antioxidants and have proven anti-bacterial properties so the resulting honey blend not only offers a rich taste explosion for the palate but also a boost of health giving properties for the body! 340g.
  • Raw Honeycomb: Medbury
    J. Friend and Co Raw Honeycomb is completely pure and unprocessed. A single cell of honeycomb is filled with the concentrated nectar of thousands of flowers, the healthiest and most raw form of honey available. The combs are carefully cut and packaged by hand shortly after harvest and are a rare delicacy to be savoured when available! Seasonal and 100% edible! 320g.


J. Friend and Co’s discerning range of artisanal honeys will surely delight your customers who are looking for something truly special. They can be bundled into premium gourmet gift hampers, merchandised with high end homewares and offered as New Zealand produce showcase items.


Chefs and restaurateurs looking to create a point of difference on their menus will be proud to incorporate some of J. Friend and Co’s exquisite honeys in their dishes. Why not feature information about the flavour profiles and artisanal backgrounds on the menu too?

To place your first order, contact J. Friend and Co today.

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