In New Zealand, wild Thyme (Thymus Vulgarus)and its honey is unique to Central Otago where the hardy bush thrives in the region’s extreme weather conditions. Central Otago has the most extreme climate on mainland New Zealand, characterised by hot summers, harsh cold dry winters and a predominantly dry westerly wind.
NZ Artisan Central Otago Wild Thyme Honey is collected from the Waikerikeri Valley in Central Otago. The spectacular rugged landscape of the region is characterised by hills covered with fragrant wild thyme and schist rock. In spring (Sep-Nov) the rolling golden hills are overtaken by a vast purple carpet of wild thyme flowers and blossoms — to the delight of the honeybee.