Natural alternatives for your skin, health, and general well-being. Our products have provided relief to those suffering from skin and health problems for over a decade. Our range of skin care and natural health remedies is sourced from organic beehives in New Zealand and can reduce the symptoms of dermatitis, eczema, allergies, and fatigue, as well as helping the body recover from illness. The Apis Mellifera skin care range is free from alcohol, steroids, and harsh chemicals, and combines a selection of organic natural oils with health benefits fond in the beehive to soothe and heal skin.We are one of the few producers of alcohol and EDTA-free propolis, while our organic honey-based health foods contain beehive extracts that work together to boost the immune system and help fight or recovery from illness.

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November 10, 2015

Helping Out Young Enterprise – Our New Range Of Beeswax Candles

Recently students from Roncalli College in Timaru got in touch to tell us about their young enterprise business venture. As Maddison from the group told us; "I am part of a Roncalli School Enterprise team called “eZent”. Our project we have chosen is More »

January 15, 2015


The Apiary Goes Loco !

First off, Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a wonderful time over the festive period and are looking forward to a productive and healthy 2015, we certainly More »

October 1, 2014


New Beginnings

It's not every day you have to make a decision that will change the course of a family business that has been doing things much the same way for about 60 years. So More »

June 26, 2014


The New England Bee Hotel For Pollinators

A newly constructed "bee hotel" at the University of New Hampshire's Woodman Farm isn't much to look at — with its cinder block floors and pine cone-littered More »

May 7, 2014


Mother’s Day Freebee For That Special Mum In Your Life

Mother's Day is coming up on May 11th, and we here at The Apiary value our mothers a great deal. As a relatively new mother myself I understand the fundamental role More »

April 9, 2014


Saturn’s Polar Hexagon Explained

This may seem like an odd thing for a bee-based skincare and honey site to be posting about, but we love all aspects of what makes up a beehive. One of those very More »

April 4, 2014


Honey Found To Help Antibiotic Resistance

Medical professionals sometimes use honey successfully as a topical dressing, but it could play a larger role in fighting infections, researchers told a meeting More »

April 1, 2014


Honeybees Reveal That Evolution Is Stranger Than You Ever Realized

Note: This article was first published in io9 on 3/6/14. Darwin's idea of natural selection is simple. Good mutations are passed on, because the animals who have More »

March 3, 2014


Dermatitis Linked to Disposable Baby Wipes

The Medical Journal of Australia is reporting increasing numbers of parents and carers are presenting with skin problems linked to using disposable baby wipes. In a More »

February 14, 2014


Something Sweet For Valentine’s Day

Romantic Valentine's Day meals have always been about the dessert, let's face it. The dinner kind of gets in the way of those delicious chocolatey treats. But that More »

February 11, 2014


Meditation Found To Help With Anxiety And Depression?

According to recent research from John Hopkins Research, 30 minutes of meditation can possibly help ease the symptoms of anxiety and depression. But how exactly does More »

February 4, 2014


Radio Tagging Bees – For Science!

Miniature radio tags, kind of like toll cards for cars, are being attached to the back of bees to help them survive the threat of exotic diseases. Five thousand More »

January 13, 2014


Honey, Banana and Choc Chip Muesli Bars

Museli bars are great for a number of reasons. They're the perfect snack you don't have to think about, they're pretty good at dealing with a rumbling tummy in the More »

December 9, 2013


Recipe: Brown Sugar Honey Marinated Salmon with Caramelized Pineapple Quinoa

Summer is well and truly upon us, which means getting outside and enjoying the weather when it lasts. But you'll want something delicious to come back inside for More »

November 12, 2013


Recipe: The Honey Garlic Natural Sore Throat Remedy

As you may or may not know, garlic is a powerful immune-booster. It is very effective against nasty bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Honey, especially that of More »


November 5, 2013


Recipe: Homemade Honey Peach Frozen Yoghurt

Summer is just around the corner here, and while frozen yoghurt can be full of hidden calories and strange ingredients, this homemade fro-yo is healthy and easy More »

October 31, 2013


Halloween Week Recipe: Cream of Pumpkin and Honey Soup

At this time of year a lot of pumpkins will be getting used, with many of their insides being scooped out and discarded. Tomorrow we'll be posting some handy tips More »

October 31, 2013


Halloween Week: The Haunted History of Beekeeping

There are some great Facebook groups and pages out there, catering to all kinds of niche hobby or interest. Few are more specialised however than a page dedicated to More »

October 30, 2013


Halloween Week: Help Scientists Battle Zombees

Honey bee colonies are subject to numerous pathogens and parasites. Interaction among multiple pathogens and parasites is the proposed cause for Colony Collapse More »

October 29, 2013


Halloween Week: Scary Snacks Made With Haunted Honey

If there's one thing that makes Halloween really memorable for kids it's all the treats they get. Most of the time that comes in the form of bags upon bags of sweets More »

October 28, 2013


Halloween Week: Beware Zombees!

To celebrate Halloween and get in that spooky mood, we'll be sharing a couple of posts this week about all kinds of scary goings on and how they relate to bees and More »

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