Welcome to Yobees!
We are located in Whanganui and pride ourselves in being a family operated and New Zealand owned company. Yobees is co-owned by Johann & Rachel Ander, Neil & Helen Walker and Gavin & Katherine Ander. Yobees was founded this company in 2013.
Meet The Team
Johann & Rachel Ander
"Hi, my Name is Johann and I'm the managing director and co-founder of Yobees Honey. I have been very passionate about beekeeping ever since I was young buck. I've had 10 years of experience and have my Certificate in Apiculture, along with my DECA license. I was given a leadership scholarship and certificate from the government. Part of that was for going on an internship and knowledge exchange to Japan to visit one of the most successful honey sellers in the world. Since then we have grown significantly and are always looking for new markets to sell Yobees products"
Hi, I'm involved in a wide range of national and local business and politics. I am chair of Taumaha Trust, Yobees Honey Ltd, Mangaone Manuka Ltd, Nukuhau Carbon Ltd, Manuka research Partnership NZ Ltd, and Manuka Farming NZ ltd. Former Chair of Apiculture Governance review Board and have served as chair of the Dairy Industry association (DIANZ) and I was until 2016 a Director of FSANZ. I am head of the Primary Group partnership promoting the Manuka, Honey Industry. I am Chair of the Government Policy Advisory Group of Research, science and Engineering until 2016. I am 7th Term Taranaki Regional Councillor. Chair of Policy and Planning and Taranaki Waste Management.
Hi, I am part owner and director for Yobees. I am Originally from Italy but I've been living and loving the Kiwi lifestyle for more than 4 years now. I have had the pleasure of working outdoors in different farm blocks. I do jobs like maintenance, planting, pruning, hunting and work management. Me, my wife and three kids live on a small block of land where we enjoy our organic produce from the garden, milk and cheese from the cow and obviously honey from bees. I'm an avid knife maker and a general handyman.