Our Story

Mason Brothers' Honey is a family owned business based in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Daniel and Matthew Mason found they shared a passion for bees and Aotearoa New Zealand's great outdoors. They began beekeeping with their first beehive placed in their parents backyard in January 2010.

Over a decade on they can now share this passion with you through their range of 100% pure, raw honey produced with the bees, people and planet in mind.

The brothers grew their hive numbers each season and founded the Mason Brothers' Honey business in November 2017. The Mason Brothers' now run around 500 hives which are spread throughout the lower north island of New Zealand. The distribution of their hives allows the brothers to source a wider variety of honey to meet their different customers' preferences.

In 2021 the brothers completed building an RMP registered honey storing and packing facility at their base in Palmerston North. This export certified facility will allow us to share our products with customers worldwide. 

The Mason Brothers are members of local beekeeping clubs which they contribute regularly to. The brothers have also kept bees around the world to further their appreciation of the buzzy creatures which are so important to human life on earth. 

"We hope you enjoy our product as much as we enjoy producing it!"

 

Sustainability

Here at Mason Brothers’ Honey we believe sustainability is important. We are constantly working to maintain Aotearoa New Zealand’s pristine natural environment. To achieve this we offer reusable glass jars for local customers and PET jars made from recycled plastic that are also recyclable and BPA free for export to reduce freight emissions. In the construction of our beehives we endeavour to use as much timber as possible. 

A lot of the timber we use is milled on our own mill from trees grown on our parent’s farm. We are also replanting native and exotic trees on our parents’ farm and our headquarters to complete the sustainable cycle. These trees will sequester carbon as they grow, provide food for bees and native birds and be available for use in future beehive construction once they reach maturity. We also encourage our farmers to plant native trees on their land or allow marginal hilly land to revert to native bush