Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Medicinal Honey Firm Takes Control of Beekeepers Group

Comvita Takes Control of Medical Honey Supplier

NZPA - Honey products company Comvita has taken ownership of a group of beekeepers supplying medical-grade honey.

Comvita made the $2.15 million purchase of Kiwi Bee Business in December last year, but took final control of the company on June 1...

Chief executive Brett Hewlett told NZPA the purchase would help ensure security of supply.

Kiwi Bee Business includes 3000 hives in the North Island, and a honey extraction facility. Manuka honey is well known for its healing properties, and Comvita produces wound dressings for the US market...

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