Welcome to Watson & Son

Watson & Son is a 100% New Zealand family owned company who specialise in the production of premium Manuka honey.  It is headed by scientist, beekeeper and nature lover Denis Watson and his son Daniel, and based in the small rural town of Masterton in the Wairarapa region. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality Manuka products in the world and take great pride in gathering and sharing this unique taonga (treasure of our land) with you.

Kia ora rā, koutou katoa – good health to you all.

Latest News


Watson & Son welcomes the release of the Interim Labelling Guidelines for Manuka honey that will provide greater confidence and certainty for consumers looking for the genuine product.

Why is New Zealand honey failing sugar adulteration tests? GNS Science Report 2014

 A study by Dr Karen Rogers, supported by the staff at the Stable Isotope Laboratory at GNS Science was conducted to see which New Zealand honeys are prone to failing the C-4 sugar test and why they fail.