Our Land & Our Bees
New Zealand’s unique and isolated environment creates plant life with powerful natural bioactives that have remarkable health transforming potential.
The Magic of Mānuka
The native Mānuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium) is uniquely adapted to thrive in New Zealand’s challenging natural environment. Hardy and resilient, Mānuka acts as a natural protector and regenerator of the land.
Mānuka has a long history as a respected medicinal plant, traditionally used by the New Zealand Maori people as an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and healing remedy especially for digestive, oral, and skin ailments.
Mānuka honey’s special qualities come from the Mānuka flower nectar, which contributes unique natural compounds that make Mānuka honey so different from other honeys.
New Zealand Propolis Bioactives
Propolis is one of nature’s most powerful compounds – made by bees to protect their hive, propolis is a unique combination of plant resins and bee ingenuity.
New Zealand’s high UV exposure forges plants with high levels of protective antioxidants which are concentrated in New Zealand propolis. Our research has identified the most bioactive (active in the body) of these antioxidants which are contained in guaranteed levels in our BIO™ New Zealand Propolis to deliver proven immune support and antioxidant protection.
Our hardworking bees are looked after year-round by a team of equally hardworking beekeepers.
Mānuka Health has a bee health program in place covering all our hives, and our Beekeeping Advisory Group ensure best practice in our beekeeping operations.
An integrated pest management plan protects the hives against pests (without the use of antibiotics).
After the Mānuka has flowered and the honey has been harvested, the bees are brought closer to home for our beekeepers to routinely monitor them and keep them healthy throughout the winter. The hives are carefully placed to ensure the bees have access to water and food, and supplementary feeding is provided by the beekeeper during winter to keep the bees well nourished until the Mānuka blooms again in summer.