Landowner Partnerships


Landowner Partnerships

Partnering with more than 2,000 private landowners throughout the North Island, and a state of the art hive management system, Kiwi Bee is at the forefront of the industry. If you have more than 40 hectares of Manuka, this is your opportunity to get a return from this marginal land.

The Comvita Manuka Planting Programme is available for landowners who wish to develop marginal land. This programme is underpinned by ongoing research with Manuka Research Partnership Ltd (MRPL) and Massey University, and landowners can benefit from site specific planting, that will best suit the locale.

Kiwi Bee's locally-sourced bee products are used as foundation ingredients in many of Comvita’s highly sought-after natural health products which are sold all over the world.

Your local Landowner contact will be happy to answer any queries you may have about placing hives on your land, or if you would like more information.

Their details are below.



East Coast

Hawkes Bay



All regional or national enquiries should go to our Operations Manager for Land Access and Extractions, Gary Smith. Gary can be contacted on 027 497 4598 or [email protected]

Read about our Manuka Planting Programme.

Read more about the MPI Primary Growth Partnership programme here.