HoneyLab’s History


HoneyLab founded by Laurence Greig and Professor Shaun Holt.

May 2010

HoneyLab receives TechNZ funding from Foundation for Research Science and Technology for clinical trial for topical viral condition.

January 2011

HoneyLab receives TechNZ funding from Foundation for Research Science and Technology for research into topical treatment of acne using kanuka honey.

February 2013

HoneyLab receives close to $1 million in private equity investment to support continued clinical trials work and product development of their unique kanuka honey products and bee venom treatments.

March 2013

Frances Stead (Ex Managing Director L’Oreal NZ and marketing director Proctor and Gamble) appointed to HoneyLab Board.

May 2013

HoneyLab receives project funding support from Callaghan Innovation for protection of unique formulations using pharmaceutical grade kanuka honey.

October 2013

HoneyLab lodges 3 novel patents in the USA for their unique formulations.

HoneyLab lodges patent in the USA for its unique bee venom collection system. The system is solar powered, and causes no harm to the bees.

November 2013

HoneyLab receives support from Callaghan innovation to conduct phase 3 clinical trials for Rosacea.

HoneyLab enters partnership agreement with Department of Conservation.

Mayo Clinic (Minnesota, USA) enters research collaboration with Honeylab through their Complementary Medicines research group.

Dec 2013

Full-time CEO appointed.

June 2014

HoneyLab wins Wellington Gold Awards for Discovering Gold for our Honevo® product development.

July 2014

HoneyLab completes phase 3 clinical trial of Honevo® for rosacea and shows it is an effective treatment for the condition


Phase 3 trial of Honevo for rosacea published in the British Medical Journal Open.
HoneyLab wins ‘Most Innovating Business’ in the David Awards.
HoneyLab signs first Chinese distribution agreement.
Company launches the worlds second largest ever phase 3 trial for cold sores covering 950 patients.

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