We are proud to work closely with our Australian beekeeper suppliers to develop an economically viable and environmentally sustainable apiculture industry. We support a range of projects in the beekeeping community to help secure beekeeping as a rewarding career option for future generations, in addition to our ongoing work with Australian Universities to promote the long-term protection of Australia’s honey bee colonies. Learn more about our involvement in fostering the development of younger generations through Capilano’s Beekeeping Futures project.
Protecting the Planet
At Hive + Wellness Australia we are committed to growing an economically viable and sustainable apiculture industry, all while protecting our planet. We are equally dedicated to sourcing and packaging honey in an environmentally friendly, sustainable and ethical way and operate two of our three packaging facilities on solar power.
We are signatories to the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) and we are committed to the sustainable packaging guidelines and working to continually improve packaging sustainability and the 2025 recycling targets. Our results for 2020 can be found here.
We are also certified through the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), which is dedicated to improving working conditions throughout global supply chains. There are four pillars of Labour, Health and Safety, Environment and Business Ethics that we are audited against with excellent results through regular audits.
Commitment to Industry
Hive + Wellness Australia has made long-term commitment to Australian Apiculture through joint-ventures with other esteemed honey brands and successful commercial beekeeping operations. Through these investments, the Company has created more employment and educational opportunities in addition to supporting innovation and ongoing research within the small, yet important, Australian Apiculture industry. Our Joint ventures include:
Based in picturesque Evans Head, New South Wales, MediBee Apiaries is a 50:50 joint-venture between Australia’s leading honey packer and marketer, Hive + Wellness Australia, and New Zealand’s Manuka specialists, Comvita. The operation employs several young, enthusiastic beekeepers from the Northern Rivers region and specialises in the sustainable production of Active Australian Manuka honey.
Western Honey Supplies
A joint-venture with Spurge Honey, a prominent family-owned beekeeping operation based in Western Australia (WA). The main focus of this partnership is increasing the supply security of premium floral and organic honey from the pristine environments of WA.