PharmaNatural medicines

HoneyLab undertake research into the medical uses of honey, bee venom and other products from bees and their environment. By doing this we can show that our products are as effective and safe as pharmaceutical medicines, despite them being natural products – therefore we call our products PharmaNaturals.

The main focus of our research is the use of our patented medical-grade kanuka honey formulation Honevo, which we have shown to be effective for a number of common medical conditions.

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Our natural products are derived from kanuka honey, bee venom and other products from bees and their environment. They can be used for a range of medical conditions, including acne, rosacea, cold sores and pain relief, and even for cosmetic purposes, such as the Kanu anti-ageing products.

Our products are available globally directly from us online, and New Zealand customers can buy or order them at Unichem and Life Pharmacies. Find a store closest to you here –


HoneyLab are undertaking by far the world’s largest programme of medical research into the health benefits of honey. Not only that, but we are improving on nature itself, with our Honevo formulation solving the age-old issue of honey being too hard or too runny to apply to the skin, by being a smooth consistency all the time.

Almost all of our resources are used for research and development of new and existing products and technology for use in consumer healthcare products.

Our TEDx talk

Dr Shaun Holt, Chief Science Officer and co-founder of HoneyLab, was honoured to be asked to give a TEDx talk in Wellington in April 2016.

The talk is about the medical uses of honey, HoneyLab’s research programme and how using honey for skin diseases can help to fight the biggest health problem we face: antibiotic resistance.

Popular Products

Melzest - Complete Cough & Cold Remedy

Melzest is a novel, complete, convenient and natural solution for the relief of the symptoms of coughs and colds.

Melzest brings the classic “honey & lemon” cold treatment into the 21st century, a “Version 2.0”, dispensing the correct dosage of known cold-fighting components to the whole family.

Natural, safe and it tastes delicious!


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