Manuka Honey

What is Mānuka Honey?

Purity & Quality

Mānuka [ mā·nu·ka ] Honey comes from the nectar of the flower of the Mānuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) which is indigenous to New Zealand. It is the nectar and the bee that give this honey its unique properties.

Manuka flower

The Mānuka flower produces nectar with characteristic and unique signature compounds.



It is a unique honey.


It is widely recognised and highly sought after by consumers and has a substantial body of research behind it.

Manuka honey


Mānuka honey is acknowledged as being the ‘standard’ against which other honeys are compared.

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Fast Facts on Bees


I fly approximately 77,200 kms to gather the nectar

needed to produce a litre of honey.

I visit up to 50-100 flowers during any one flight from the hive.

I need to visit around 4 million flowers

to make 1 kg of honey.

A hive of bees flies around 88,500 kms to

produce 1/2 kg of honey.

A worker bee produces a maximum of 1 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.

My health reflects the environment –

New Zealand’s bee populations are increasing...

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