Te Kapu Apiaries Brand
Tawari is an endemic New Zealand tree (found nowhere else in the World). The tree grows up to around 15 metres (50 feet) in height and when flowering is a beautiful sight with perfectly formed flowers in very symmetrical bunches contrasting against a dark green backdrop of similarly arranged leaves. The flowers were highly prized by the Maori people who used them for necklaces and adornment during festive occasions.
The rusty red of the Rewarewa brand is reminiscent of the spiky Rewarewa flower. Rewarewa are the tallest protea in the world, a family known for their striking flowers. Rewarewa is no exception, with rust-red, velvety flowers that are both spiky and tightly coiled. Sun-loving rewarewa quickly dominate the canopy in regenerating forest, to the delight of the birds, insects and geckos who can reach their stores of nectar. Rewarewa is a true taste of the New Zealand native bush.
The red of the Te Kapu Apiaries Manuka brand symbolises the red flowers of the Manuka tree. A cultivar of the native New Zealand Leptospermum or Manuka, has dark, bronze-green foliage and double burgundy-red flowers appearing in late winter and through spring that attracts bees. Chemical tests have shown that Manuka nectar, and honey derived from it, contains powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory enzymes, that help fight bacterial infection