Now wide-spread especially on the South Island, this distinctive blue flowering plant is a common nectar source for honey. The borage plant originated in Europe and probably came to New Zealand with the first European settlers. It can be found across much of the warmer parts of South Island New Zealand.

Borage flower and bee

Borage (vipers bugloss) Honey has a light flavour more floral in taste than other common honey types.

New Zealand Borage honey