New Zealand Beeswax Ltd
100 years of beeswax processing
New Zealand Beeswax Ltd (NZB) was established in the 1920’s when the vast potential to supply comb foundation wax to the small beekeeping operations throughout New Zealand was recognised. After considerable global research into beeswax processing NZB established itself as a specialist beeswax comb foundation manufacturer.
With the increasing development of agriculture and beehive numbers, the supply of crude beeswax from beekeepers grew and processes were developed which enabled the production of high-grade white beeswax to the cosmetics industry.
In the late nineteen eighties the business was purchased by the Lyttle family and NZB was established with a new factory being built at Orari, the present site based in the central South Island of New Zealand.