Zealandia Honey®'s core values

Our work culture is built on the below foundation.

Working collaboratively. With beekeepers, distributors & resellers alike, to take the brand forward and to grow together.

Credibility. We walk the talk and are involved and have been engaged in the honey industry for the last 15 years.

Respect. We have immense respect for the land, bees and the people we are fortunate enough to work with.

Diversity.  On a mission to create an inclusive environment where everyone has equal opportunities to grow, share ideas whilst respecting each others opinions and being discrimination free.

Integrity. Doing what is right. We don’t cut corners in any stages of our procurement, processing and packaging. Having a transparent supply chain is key for building trusting and long-term relationships

Accountability. Being responsible for our actions and owning up to the expectations that are set.

Excellence. Aiming to achieve the best outcome for our suppliers, customers, the environment and animals.

Meet the founders

High standards and ethically sourced, we're changing the world one honey jar at a time. Born in a laboratory in New Zealand out of pure passion for honey.

Sunil Pinnamaneni

CEO & Co-founder of Zealandia Honey® 

With over 12 years of experience researching and testing Mānuka and other varietals of honey in the laboratory for various quality, potency, authenticity, and purity parameters.

After being in the industry for several years, Sunil started exploring, developing methodologies to blend honeys to gain optimum nutritional benefits not only for the people consuming it but also to aid the beekeepers in selling their raw material to buyers. He is a visionary and has a knack for risk analysis.

Robin de Geus

CSO & Co-founder of Zealandia Honey® 

The creative thinker in our team and has no problem facilitating imaginary visions and let them come to life. In the role of Chief Strategy Officer, and with his background as lead auditor for integrated management systems he has a wealth of knowledge in process operations, regulations, logistics, and design strategy.

His consulting work experience both within New Zealand and outside is invaluable to Zealandia Honey®. Robin is a perfectionist who brings Sunil his visionary thinking to life.

Sri Govindaraju

Head of communications & Co-founder of Zealandia Honey® 

Last but not the least, Sri Govindaraju, Co-Founder Zealandia Honey® ensures that the cogs of the wheel are constantly in motion. Food Science grad by trade combined with her management education makes her an asset in her ability to understand the science and apply it to marketing, communications, building, and maintaining key customer and supplier relations.

A brilliant networker and her positive vibes never go amiss.

The Story of Zealandia Honey®

"From the land of rugged back country and lush native forest, where fire and ice of the volcanic plateau meets the water of Lake Taupō. Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud, where our honey is crafted to perfection."

Mai i tuawhenua taumaha. Mai i ngā ngahere matomato. Mai i te wāhi e tūtaki ai te ahi kōmau me te hukapapa o te mānia puia ki Taupō moana. Arā, ko Aotearoa te wāhi e waihangatia ai to tātou miere kia eke ki runga noa atu.

Passionate about creating a great product, not just honey in your average jar. We think outside the box, we use different textures for packaging our product in a way it has never been done before. We have set the bar for any company wanting to present their product not only for their aesthetics but also adding value to the planet.

New Zealand is part of the submerged continent called, Zealandia. It was described by poets of the 19th century as a new paradise. For us at Zealandia Honey, this truly reflects the unparalleled beauty of the country, its pristine waters, its deep forests, its glorious mountains, and the great rivers and lakes. We could not give our honey a better name as it reflects the beauty, richness, and authenticity of the country it comes from.

Zealandia Honey® featured in Silver Linings by David Downs and Joe Davis.

Driven by science

Zealandia Honey® prides itself to have a wealthy knowledge of research and development when it comes to honey products. Our Chief Executive Officer has extensive knowledge on food science and has been involved in developing multiple honey standards and testing methods around the world. You might ask yourself, why is Zealandia Honey going to this extent? That's because we believe in our product, want to show our customers the difference and stand out on the retail shelf. Besides all of that, we want you to experience the difference.


The honey industry has taken a flight and evolved over the years. New Zealand is the market leader and an example around the world. Zealandia Honey® wants to lead the industry in terms of sustainability and we review our processes and the way we do business continuously. For instance by improving our supply chain, looking for viable options such as compostable courier bags, packing tape and alternatives to bubble wrap. We're committed step by step everyday.

"At Zealandia Honey®, people are at the heart of everything we do and everything we make."

Our community

Working together towards a revolutionary change in the industry means considering not only those who will consume our products, but also those who help craft it. So we hold ourselves and our suppliers to the highest standards to protect the people in our supply chain, and the planet we all call home. From the sourcing of materials to the recycling of our products, we work with selected suppliers to ensure that our requirements are being met.

Zealandia Honey® has a strong relationship with people in the community, local businesses and beekeepers, they are the key element behind our success. Our products are proudly made in New Zealand and we are certified New Zealand Made, a trusted mark of authenticity for qualifying products from New Zealand.

We work with beekeepers that we select based on the scientific parameters coming from their honey, it's an effective way to maintain the quality of our product and at the same time a praise to those who work hard to create this unique product. Rain or shine, they are out there collecting your honey.

Working together with local businesses, supporting the beekeeping community around us. For those honeys bound to a geographical location we try and use the resources in that specific region. By keeping the hives close to our packing facilities we can reduce the carbon footprint of our beautiful products. We don't want to leave a mark on the planet, we want to leave a mark when it comes to honey production by using sustainable practices and resources.