New Zealand’s unique and isolated environment creates plant life with powerful natural compounds that have remarkable health transforming potential.
We are a proudly New Zealand born & based company, and work with land owners to find the very best parts of New Zealand to source our honey. These are the places that are remote and dense with Manuka, so that the bees focus on gathering nectar from the Manuka tree and not other plants.
Most of our sites are situated in the North Island due to the optimal weather conditions, however we are starting to find fantastic Manuka sites in the South Island too.
We source from remote, dense Manuka bush across the North Island and upper South Island of New Zealand, using advanced technology and helicopters to access the most isolated sites.
We have 20,000 of our own hives, with the rest of our Manuka and Gourmet honey, New Zealand Propolis and fresh Royal jelly sourced from long-standing supplier relationships or on the open market.
And we are using bespoke technology – Manuka Health’s GIS Bloom monitoring app - to help us understand how to get the best from our bees and Manuka. This helps to guide our hive placement and timing decisions, as well as builds critical information for nationwide Manuka bloom timing.
The native Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium) is uniquely adapted to thrive in New Zealand’s challenging natural environment. Hardy and resilient, Manuka acts as a natural protector and regenerator of the land.
Manuka has a long history as a respected medicinal plant, traditionally used by the New Zealand Maori people as a remedy.
Manuka honey’s special qualities come from the Manuka flower nectar, which contributes unique natural compounds that make Manuka Honey so different from other honeys.
New Zealand’s high UV exposure forges plant life with impressive antioxidant properties. Propolis is one of nature’s most powerful compounds – a unique combination of plant bioactives and bee ingenuity. New Zealand Propolis is renowned for its high levels of these protective antioxidant bioactives, and is of great interest to researchers in the field of immune health.