Mossop’s Field & Tawari Honey 6kg
Mossop’s Field & Tawari honey is a blend of pasture flowers such as clover, collected from fields and farms throughout the Bay of Plenty, and Tawari (lxerba brexinoides), native to New Zealand it is only found in very few parts of the North Island.
Tawari honey is light in colour with notes of butterscotch making it a perfect alternative to sugar in your cooking, baking and drinks.
Mossop’s New Zealand Honey
Mossop’s is a family-owned and operated company that has been making some of the finest quality honey in the world . At Mossop’s we are extremely proud of the honey we produce and we have a wide range of beautiful NZ honey available.
Is Honey All the Same?
When many people think of honey they assume that all honey is made equal — it’s made from bees and it’s the same around the world.
However, there are many, many different varieties of honey and at Mossop’s we create the extremely popular New Zealand Manuka variety, as well as rewarewa, field, and blended honey.
What is Rewarewa Honey?
Rewarewa honey is made from the nectar collected by honey bees from rewarewa flowers. Mossop’s Rewarewa Honey is produced from New Zealand’s native honey suckle tree and has a beautiful dark amber colour and a full-bodied, caramel-like flavour.
What is New Zealand Field Honey?
New Zealand field honey is honey sourced from a variety of wild flowers (such as clover and buttercup) growing on and near New Zealand farmland pastures.
A honey bee’s favourite plant to visit are those with blue, purple, white and yellow flowers. Honey bees can’t see the colour red (it appears black) but reddish colours such as orange and maroon can be seen.
Honey bees prefer plants that produce a flower with a single row of petals — this make it easier to land and retrieve all that delicious nectar.
How is Mossop’s Honey Made?
All honey is made from the nectar collected by the bees from plant and tree flowers. In the case of rewarewa honey, it is made from the nectar of the rewarewa flowers, the Manuka tree for Manuka honey, and from clover, buttercup, and blackberry for field honey.
Honey must pass into the honey crop of several bees before it is ready to be placed in a cell in the hive where other bees fan the moisture out until it is at the right moisture level.
The bees then seal the cell with beeswax.
Beekeepers then take this sealed honey and extract it in specialised machinery and store it in drums until it is needed for packing into honey jars.
Shop Quality New Zealand Honey
Mossop’s honey is delicious liquid-gold produced from the nectar of flowers within the beautiful South Pacific setting of New Zealand’s native bush and pasture lands.