The Story Behind Our Family Brand
In 2005, during a trip from the UK to visit her daughter Catherine in Canada, Diane Wedderspoon ran out of Manuka honey. Having taken the honey daily for years as part of her healthy lifestyle, Diane was shocked when she was unable to purchase her precious Manuka honey locally. A lengthy discussion on Manuka ensued, sparking husband and wife Sebastien and Catherine Martin’s interest in the rare New Zealand honey.
After an extensive search revealed that Manuka was quite difficult to find in Canada and the US, the Martins became passionate about the idea of bringing this amazing honey to North America. So the Martins took action! They located beekeepers whose standards mirrored their own, and founded Wedderspoon to educate consumers on the many virtues of this incredibly rare and wondrous honey.
The Wedderspoon Team:
Fiona Nelson, Sébastien Martin, Catherine Wedderspoon-Martin
Catherine & Sebastien having fun checking some Organic Manuka hives in New Zealand
Fiona Nelson, a family friend from Catherine’s childhood in the UK, joined Wedderspoon in 2006 and opened its US office, expanding the brand into the most important natural product retailers in the nation and solidifying Wedderspoon’s reputation as the global leader of quality Manuka honey.
Since its conception in 2005, Wedderspoon has grown from a couple of varieties of Manuka honey to include over 35 products, all made of the highest quality honey and ingredients. In its continued expansion, Wedderspoon maintains its focus on providing excellent customer service, product education, support and focusing on helping our customers on their health and wellness journey.
In 2012 Wedderspoon established distribution in the United Kingdom in order to bring the world’s finest honey to the European market, under the leadership of Catherine’s sister, Emma Cleary.
As a young, innovative company, Wedderspoon aligns its decision-making with the principles of ethical and sustainable honey production, the support of bee conservation and offering transparency to our consumers.