Our Services

Manuka Farming has a team of experts in developing Manuka plantations which includes a full suite of services based on our seven steps to Mānuka Farming Success.

1. Expertise

  • Access to widest range of Mānuka Cultivars
  • Expertise on Mānuka Cultivars and optimum selection
  • Plantation design
  • Plantation establishment #
  • Funding options
  • Commercialisation options (honey and carbon credits)
  • Weed spray regimes specific to Mānuka establishment
  • Companion planting for healthy bees

#MFNZ guarantees 90% survival in first 2 years of establishment.

2. Best people

Only people who meet the 5 essentials

  1. Availability (good labour – is a big issue)
  2. On time
  3. Quality job
  4. Within budget
  5. Reliable and consistent

Key external parties

  • Freight companies
  • Weed Control Contractors
  • Pest control contractors
  • Planters
  • Regional Councils
  • MPI
  • Beekeepers/honey companies
  • Carbon Credit specialists

3. Project Management

  • Everything planned in advance – ensures efficiency & effectiveness, management of risks
  • Everything done on time
  • Everyone knows what is happening and who is responsible
  • Documentation for future reference and part of plantation database

 

Our 7 step process

1. Desktop Assessment

Preliminary assessment of technical viability of establishing a mānuka plantation on proposed site(s) and indicative financial returns and risk

Fee: No

2. Site Assessment

Preliminary assessment of technical viability of establishing a mānuka plantation on proposed site(s) and indicative financial returns and risk

Fee: Yes

3. Plantation Proposal

A proposal outlining the key risks and contributors in development of a successful manuka plantation, A Timetable and Costs for establishment of mānuka plantation, and a Contract for Service and Payment Schedule.

Fee: No

4. Plantation and Apiary Establishment Plan

  • A Detailed Site Plan with recommendations on mānuka varieties and other native plants, and location of apiary sites for optimum mānuka honey production
  • Customised Financial Projections including eligibility for government and investment funding
  • Honey Commercialisation Options
  • Detailed Timeline for Establishment

Fee: Yes

5. Plantation Establishment

Establishment of the plantation within time frame, budget, and quality specifications

Fee: Yes

6. Plantation Monitoring

Monitoring of plantation to identify and mitigate risks in pursuant of maximsing honey yield and quality

Fee: Yes

7. Honey Commercialisation

Advice on selected honey commercialisation option(s)

Fee: Yes