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May 4 2016
We have talked about propolis before but it has so many active properties that benefit health it is hard to fit it all into one article. Propolis is a resin that bees use to protect their hive from bacteria and more. Recent studies, specifically on New Zealand propolis, have shown that it also contains… More Propolis… Never ending Benefits
April 11 2016
The first thing you might think when you hear that a product contains bee venom is that the bees are harmed in the collection. However, the good news is that since the 1960’s a non-invasive method has been used to extract the venom. It’s called elctro-shock collection but its not as bad as it sounds.… More Bee venom, Life and Death in a Sting
November 25 2015
Prostate cancer is a commonly diagnosed cancer in men, and it is the second leading cause of death due to cancer in men in the European Union and in the USA. Unfortunately, prostate cancer’s behaviour is mostly unpredictable, and has a longer progression to malignancy and metastasis than some other cancers. However, it is this… More Propolis a chemoprevatative agent for prostate cancer
October 28 2015
Brown, red and green these are the colors of propolis. But what is this Propolis you ask? Propolis is a resin like substance that is collected by bees from poplar and cone bearing trees and is mixed with beeswax and salivary enzymes. The bees use propolis for protecting the hive against microorganisms, predators, and temperature… More The Many Colors of Propolis: The Tiny World of Bees
October 16 2015
Recently there have been many false claims from companies claiming their honey to be Manuka Honey from New Zealand. This has caused New Zealand Manuka Honey producers to seek the same trademark protection granted to the French Champagne and the Scottish Whisky. Trademark protection would restrict the name to a product’s region. According to The… More New Zealand Manuka Honey Labeling Protection
October 14 2015
Firmenich names Honey 2015 “Flavor of the Year.” Pacific Resources is exited honey has been named flavor of the year. “Beyond taste, honey has a multitude of functional benefits for both cooking and baking. Honey attracts and holds moisture, enhancing freshness and shelf-life, and it acts as a binder and thickener for sauces, dressings and marinades. Honey… More 2015 Flavor of the Year- Honey
October 4 2015
The tiny world of bees is a place where all kinds of magical things take place. Not only do they create honey, bee pollen and royal jelly not so ceremoniously called “bee spit” they also help maintain our ecosystems through pollination. Royal jelly is made to feed all of the bee larva in the hive… More Tiny World of Bees; Royal Jelly and Type 2 Diabetes
October 1 2015
“His honey work was his passion in life” This is a great loss for the Manuka Honey industry. The man who uncovered the power of Manuka honey has died. Dr. Peter Molan, “The Father of Manuka Honey,” died on September 16, at the age of 71. Pacific Resources International wants to take the time to remember… More Manuka Honey expert Dr. Peter Molan dies
September 29 2015
September is bee awareness month and we have the perfect way to keep them buzzing. We need bees more than you might think. Bees pollinate one third of the food we eat, and life would be a struggle without them. It’s a two-way street, bees need us to plant food they can eat, to keep them… More Bee Aware Month 2015
September 14 2015
Pacific Resources International is proud to announce that our Manuka Honey Lemon and Honey Lozenges have won 2015 Better Nutrition Magazine Best of Supplements Award. It is not hard to have the highest quality products when we have the very best New Zealand has to offer. Our Lozenges are made with a very high Certified Propolis… More 2015 Award Winner Manuka Honey Lozenges
September 10 2015
In the last post we talked about the salty facts and how solar dried sea salt was the way to go if you want to enjoy your salty pleasure with a little less guilt. Well, lets dive a little deeper, no pun intended, and look at one specific mineral that is found in solar dried… More Diving Deeper
August 28 2015
About 75% of the produce grown in the United States has been genetically modified making it difficult to know if the foods we eat have been created by nature or created in a lab. According to the Center for Food Safety, “It has been estimated that upwards of 75% of processed foods on supermarket shelves,… More New Zealand a Non-GMO Country
August 7 2015
We have always heard that bacteria can be harmful to our bodies, but did you know that our digestive system is loaded with bacteria? The bacteria break-down food and help regulate our immune system. Gram for gram we are more bacteria than human cells. In this modern age, good bacteria in our gut are under… More Pre and Probiotics
August 5 2015
Tired of being stung by bees to enjoy their honey? Well Stuart and Cedar Anderson a father and son team have built a new invention! A hive where you simply turn the nozzle on and out comes your Honey! Click the link below and see how their new invention works! Never a dull moment in the… More Honey On tap!
July 16 2015
The competition for Manuka Honey is greater than ever. Many forestry companies and farmers are charging beekeepers resulting in competition for beehive sites. According to stuff.com.nz, “Nelson city councilors found out that the Department of Conservation had pumped up its prices from $6 a hive to $15 for standard hives and $50 for those areas… More Beekeepers battling for the best hive sites as competition ramps up
February 20 2015
Carefully selected, we strive to bring the highest quality New Zealand products to your door! Pacific Resources only works direct with beekeepers that have been in the bee keeping business for at least three generations and have shown the desire to give the bees the very best sustainable resources to stay happy and healthy. These… More Only the highest quality!
January 30 2015
You may have been wine tasting, beer tasting or even cheese tasting…but have you ever been Honey tasting? Here we at Pacific Resources, shoppri.com, are going to try and take you on a virtual New Zealand honey tasting journey to help you discover New Zealand’s diverse and unique honey flavors that are available to you… More New Zealand Honey tasting!
January 23 2015
New Zealand Bee pollen is collected by our honeybees from the stamens of the diverse range of flora only found in New Zealand’s pristine country side. Due to the diversity found no where else, New Zealand Bee Pollen has one of the highest ratings for this superfood. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes and… More Bee Pollen – the New Zealand Superfood?
November 28 2014
Have you ever stopped to think about the difference between Raw and non-raw honey? We at Pacific Resources believe that this difference is monumental! Processing honey not only affects the basic taste and look of honey but also takes away the nutrition value that you get from eating raw honey. Raw natural honey is best… More Raw Honey VS Processed Honey
November 21 2014
Sweeteners……the choice these days can be overwhelming. Which is best…less calories…lowest glycemic index…how can we know for sure what is best for our bodies? We at Pacific Resources, www.shoppri.com are taking the time to try and help with this when it comes deciding between the popular Agave sweetener versus using raw natural Honey. Our bodies… More Agave better than Raw Honey…..not this time!