Our Company & Our Team

Our Company & Our Team

Our Company  & Vision

Kia ora and welcome,

Kāre is a privately owned enterprise from the beautiful Bay of Islands in Northland, Aotearoa New Zealand.

manuka honey grown in bay of islands

Our farm at Taumarere-Karetu, with manuka hills

We operate from boutique facilities on our family farm, where our product is meticulously handled by our small and dedicated team.

We are committed to providing healthy, natural and safe food products and to healthy living wherever you are.


Our Vision

Kāre was developed with the intention of sharing the benefits of the healthy food produced here in New Zealand. We live in rural New Zealand and are lucky enough to produce and have access to food that keeps us naturally healthy.  We believe that having access to quality nutritional food should be a fundamental right of all people. Many consumers are becoming concerned about the safety of their food – they want to know where and how their food has been produced, and what environmental & social factors have impacted on the safety and health of it. In New Zealand we are in a unique position to be able to produce and source food that is grown naturally, providing optimum goodness and natural health benefits. At Kāre we pride ourselves in knowing the history of our food, and we can share this story with you.

Our Team

Jenny Australia and NZ sales managerJenny McEntee – Operations Manager


Our wonderful friend Jenny and her husband own a neighbouring farm. Jen has a background in banking and farming and her family are involved in beekeeping.  Jen looks after our domestic market and Australia operations.


Anita Hopkins NZ production managerAnita Hopkins – Production Manager 

Anita is our gorgeous daughter-in-law whose attention to detail ensures that Kāre products leave our premises beautifully labeled and presented.  She and Jen also manage a small team of assistants – Keatly (Anita’s brother); Jaime (Jen’s daughter) and Shelly (Billy friend)



Tim Askew beekeeper and supply manager

Tim Askew – Director Logistics and Supply

From a background of managing dairy farms, Tim knows all about producing a quality product to strict food standards and hygiene. When he is not working at Kāre, Tim looks after our cows and calves with the help of his 4 working dogs and one of his horses. He loves the land and has a sound knowledge of the agricultural sector. Tim also manages our transport and logistics division.


Billy Mulcare – Managing Director

Billy has qualifications in international marketing and a background in business advice, finance and trade. She is our marketing director and honey products specialist.  Despite blowing up like a balloon when she gets stung – Billy really loves bees.