BEEKEEPING SINCE 1974. Comvita founders Claude Stratford and Alan Bougen imagined people living healthy lives. Bees were their inspiration, and honey their medicine. Together, they built a company valuing stewardship of nature, proudly sharing one of New Zealand’s most cherished resources. From humble beginnings, they opened Comvita’s first store in Paengaroa, NZ serving the local community, where our headquarters is still located. Today, Comvita continues to earn its reputation as the most revered and trusted Manuka Honey brand in the world. Inspired by bees, and enamored by the power of Manuka Honey back in 1974, we felt compelled to share this natural wonder from our remote and pristine forests in New Zealand to people around the world. Over 45 years later, we continue perfecting our beekeeping craft, and remain committed to offering the absolute highest standard of Manuka Honey.
Comvita, the New Zealand-based global leader in Manuka Honey, celebrates its 45th anniversary with new packaging across North America, and illuminating “Real Manuka” in a campaign aimed at educating consumers on what to look for when investing in the growing American trend and global wellness staple.