What is Mānuka Honey?

Mānuka Honey is produced when bees collect nectar from the flowers of New Zealand's native Mānuka bush.

Mānuka honey sets itself apart with unique naturally occurring compounds, methylglyoxal (MGO) is the most notable, it's a unique antibacterial compound exclusive to Mānuka honey.

We feel hugely privileged to share this taonga (treasured possession) which our bees and the New Zealand natural environment provide us.

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Helping you


Customer reviews point to Mānuka honey helping on cuts, burns, acne and soothing stomachs and throats to name a few. Manuka honey can be consumed regularly as a great energy boost while also being useful for a myriad of other applications.

Your lunch break, afternoon, pre-gym pick me up!

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Unique compounds

What is MGO?

Mānuka honey contains thousands of natural compounds but perhaps the most important is MGO or 'methylglyoxal'. MGO is what gives Mānuka honey its antibacterial abilities and isn't found in other honeys. The higher the number the more concentrated this compound is.

Honey and Humans

Honey has long been savoured and revered for its flavour, energy and medical uses. Humans use of honey is traced to around 8000 years ago as shown in stone age paintings. Ancient Egyptians used honey extensively and it has been forund in hieroglyphic symbols as an ingredient in salves for wound care. Numerous other ancient civilisations recognised the benefits of honey in food and ancient medicine.

Today science looks deeper into traditions and we often find the proof is in the honey! In the 90's Dr Peter Molan discovered Mānuka Honeys unique properties and opened up a world of goodness that flows naturally from New Zealand's great outdoors.

Consuming natural wholefoods regularly is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellness, as the saying goes; food is the best medicine!

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Using Mānuka

Versatile Goodness

Spoon it, dollop it, slather it!

  • Apply to skin to nourish or aid healing (recommend at least MGO 514+ )
  • Straight from the spoon
  • Drizzled onto cereal
  • As an enriching sweetener in smoothies and drinks
  • In baking or cooking as an elevated replacement for sugar
  • Slathered onto bread or toast
  • Serving size / dose 1tsp - 1tbsp (5g-20g)
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Trust Codes

Every jar of our Mānuka Honey is adorned with a QR TrustCode. Scan with your smartphone to see authentication details and view the MGO test results for the particular jar. Every code is unique which limits the possibility of adulteration. If the code is fake it wont provide you with the exact batch details.

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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

We run our own export certified RMP honey processing facility. This allows us to have complete control over the last and most important stage of the honey production process. This stage involves final filtering, creaming and product testing before the Mānuka Honey is delivered to you.

Mānuka Honey science definition

On export if the label says Mānuka honey then the honey inside has to pass the New Zealand Governments Mānuka Honey science definition. This is a 5 marker test which is used to confirm the floral source of the honey. If you buy Mānuka honey packed in NZ you know you're getting the real deal. New Zealand's food standards are some of the highest in the world and we take honey purity seriously. Furthermore as honey can not be imported into NZ there is no chance adulterated honey from another country can make its way into your jar.

Science Definition