6 reasons to choose a Land Partnership with Steens:
1. Leaders in Manuka Honey
Steens have been leaders in the bee keeping industry for 35 years. We are the largest global supplier of high-grade UMF® Manuka Honey and focus on the premium end of the market. We have an ongoing Research & Development programme to ensure we are at the leading edge of the industry in terms of maximising everything from honey flow through to crop yield.
2. Realise your blocks potential
We comprehensively analyse your blocks potential using innovative systems and provide you with the optimal stocking rate of hives per hectare of Manuka. This practice ensures annual hive placement maximises returns, whilst working in harmony with nature.
3. Crop optimisation
Our extensive monitoring and data programme allows us to enhance timing and separation of oral types to maximise the honeys active properties. Also, we designed an in-house processing technique specifically for manuka honey that allows us to extract more honey from the frame as opposed to ‘off the shelf’ systems used by other beekeeping companies. This technique allows for approximately 8% more recovery of honey.
4. Annual site performance report
We understand transparency is key to maintaining an open and honest partnership. We were the first in establishing ‘Hive Tracker’ technology to guarantee full transparency and security of block yields. At the end of each season we provide you with a report detailing the performance of the hives on your site.
5. Safe access to difficult to reach blocks
Steens has 18 years’ experience in off-road Hive Placements. We provide staff and clients with the safest and most innovative approach to logistics. Our logistics team will access each site in detail, outlining hazards and reference points, and if required can provide you with tracking proposals.
6. Proven track record
Steens were the first to initiate land owner payments for access to Manuka over 18 years ago. Steens has a 100% track record of payment to landowners.