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to the family of Zealex Limited. Neil and Ollie Butler are both enthusiastic members of the bee industry in New Zealand. Located in the wonderful Bay of Plenty, New Zealand; well known for its native Manuka, wild forests, kiwifruit orchards and a host of other natural horticulture products.

Our Story

Zealex is a specialist in the honey industry. From honey extraction and refinement to bulk blending, storage and packing. We have developed a range of processes to extract and formulate the highest quality products from the beehive. Zealex and their partners source honey from a substantial part of the North and South Islands of New Zealand and utilise it in a wide range of products and formats for their key clients.


Neil has been involved with food processing and exporting of New Zealand fine food products for over 30 years. He has joined with son Ollie to form Zealex Ltd for handling and exporting Manuka honey and other native New Zealand honey. Ollie is an expert beekeeper who is passionate about  bees, ensuring that hive health and production are at the highest standardZealex also works with an extended family of avid beekeepers NZ wide to ensure we can supply the type of honey their client's demand.

Zealex is involved in all aspects of the beehive

  • Honey & Queen Bee production 

  • Propolis & Venom production

The family own a substantial food processing site with a wide range of Food and Honey processing technologies, MPI Audited Export Licenses and Accreditations.

True Kiwi

True Kiwi is one of our brands for honey products. This is a quality range due to its 

Traceability, NZ Government MPI Certification, tamper-proof packaging and natural flavours.

Family owned True Kiwi want to assure their customers that honey and other premium products supplied by Zealex Limited are guaranteed true to origin. For that reason, we maintain strict traceability and assurance of quality of manuka honey from hive to pack. 

Zealex have recognised that their clients are looking to the future, particularly with the use of Manuka honey in convenient, portion-controlled packs such as sachets. These products may include natural herbs and spices such as ginger, ginseng, turmeric and chilli.  Whatever the ingredient, Zealex can design and manufacture the right product for every customer.
Our family owned operation are proud to be a team who can share their world of experience and knowledge with their customers.

Neil Butler
Zealex Ltd

Wapp: +64 27 242 0000 

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