Who we are
Alchemy Beverages have been based in the East Cape for over 20 year. We were there to witness the first sunrise of the millenium. During the years we have seen a few more sunrises and sunsets and Alchemy has grown and diversified. The Company now produces and markets honey beverages internationally, including Mead, Bellini, Frizzante, Mead infused Ciders, liqueurs and honey/ fruit sodas
You will find Manuka Honey at the front and center of all our beverages, after all Honey is the Elixir of life and Manuka Honey reigns above all others. Our parent company New Zealand Manuka Group is a leading developer of Manuka based products to global and domestic markets.
Dennis Greeks has been producing Mead since the late 90’s having cut his teeth in the early years producing cider. Dennis now overseas the production of a range of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages for domesic and international markets
.….all of which hero East Cape Manuka Honey
Barry Foster has been a beekeeper since the age of twelve when he first put on a bee veil and promptly found a bee had flown in side as well. From this initial stinging experience working with his Father who was also a beekeeper and like past generations of his Family Barry has built a life time experience with beekeeping in New Zealand.
As a commercial beekeeper Barry built a business to over one thousand hives with factory employing two full time workers plus himself. Since 2013 Barry has been downsizing to the one hundred odd hives that he runs today.
New Zealand Manuka Group
Manuka Plantation and Hive owner. Honey Producer
New Zealand Mānuka Group can trace its history with Mānuka all the way back to the beginning of the Mānuka industry which Phil Caskey helped to establish in the early 1990’s.
Today, New Zealand Mānuka Group is leading the industry into an ever more exciting future through investment in product innovations and scientific research – taking the ancient Mānuka plant to new markets and customers worldwide.
We invite you to be part of this journey with us and share in bringing these exceptional Mānuka honey and oil products to the world.
Mead and honey beverages are experiencing a strong resurgence with those looking for a healthier lifestyle balance. Meaderies are now dotted in the trendy dining districts from London to New York