Manuka Health was founded in 2006. Inspired by the knowledge that New Zealand bee products hold special and unique health properties, we were driven by a desire to use science to understand and harness these unique natural products, and to share them with the world.
Today Manuka Health is made up of a growing team of dedicated specialists (about 1.5 billion bees and 140 humans), who carefully craft and nurture our Manuka honey, Propolis, Royal Jelly and New Zealand Gourmet honey to capture the living energy of New Zealand nature.
Our Focus & Care
Manuka Health are leaders in Manuka honey and Propolis science. We have spent years discovering their secrets and protecting and optimising the purity and extraordinary natural properties of these complex bee products. This intricate knowledge and depth of care means you can trust our premium products are exactly what they promise to be.
We manage and nurture every step of the process from the hive to production to packaging – all in our own facilities in New Zealand. This means we can ensure that you are getting authentic and premium natural bee products that are tested and guaranteed for purity and grade.
Complete quality control from hive to home
Manuka honey is a precious and delicate resource that requires careful handling and processing to ensure its special natural properties are retained during the extraction and packing process. Unlike many Manuka honey companies Manuka Health owns the full process from the hive to jar - from our 20,000 beehives, to our own extraction and processing facility and our in-house quality testing laboratory. This we believe is crucial to ensuring that the honey we produce is guaranteed to meet quality and food safety standards as well as retaining its potent natural properties that make it so revered around the world.
Purity, Quality & Food safety
To ensure the absolute integrity and purity of our precious Manuka honey, we have a strict quality testing process which includes microbiology, toxins, sugars, pollen, moisture content, flavour, colour and enzyme activity.
Because our hives are placed in the wild – remote, pristine environments away from agricultural land - there is very little risk of herbicides and pesticides being present in the environment. However to be absolutely certain of this, we also routine test our honey for pesticides and herbicides including glysophate residues to make sure that the honey leaving our packing facility is of the highest quality and food safety and free of any contaminants