Manuka Health New Zealand

FROM THE HEART OF NATURE DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME

MānukaHealth is a honey-loving family of approximately 1.5 billion bees and 200 nature-loving people.

We are committed to reconnecting with nature.

We are driven by the well-being of people, bees and our shared environment, from which we extract the valuable Mānuka honey.

Founded in 2006 in the small rural town of Te Awamutu in Aotearoa, New Zealand, Mānuka Health is now a leading global Mānuka honey brand.

We have spent many years discovering the exceptional properties of Mānuka honey and to discover propolis. The power of these amazing bee products and their pure New Zealand origin can be experienced in our range of natural health products - from premium honey and propolis to lozenges and skin care - we have it all for you.

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Pioneer in discovering Mānuka Honey

Mānuka Health pioneered testing of Mānuka in 2008 after making the groundbreaking discovery that MGO was the elusive "magical Mānuka- ingredient". MGO stands for Methylglyoxal - the naturally occurring bioactive compound responsible for many of Mānuka honey's benefits. Over the past decade, we have developed MGO into an internationally recognized guide to helping people make Mānuka honey based on the reliable science of the natural MGO effect.

Careful and expert processing - from the beehive to the jar

It should not be underestimated, how important it is to master the entire process of honey production from hive to jar. Unlike many other Mānuka honey companies, Mānuka Health's honey is carefully extracted, processed and bottled in our own specialized facilities. This means we can closely monitor quality and integrity at every stage. This is how we ensure our honey is protected and you can take full advantage of its unique, natural properties in every jar.

Quality you can rely on.

100% New Zealand Guarantee of Origin!

Mānuka Health's leadership and collective expertise from land to hive to shelf ensures the highest quality and product integrity.

Careful processing and storage with the least possible intervention protects honey and ensures it retains its unique natural properties Retains properties and has a beautiful, velvety texture.

Each jar of our Mānuka Honey carries trusted, independent certifications that use advanced technology to ensure proof of provenance and authenticity

Mānuka Health's leadership and collective expertise from land to hive to shelf ensures the highest quality and product integrity.

Careful processing and storage with the least possible intervention protects honey and ensures it retains its unique natural properties Retains properties and has a beautiful, velvety texture.

Each jar of our Mānuka honey carries trusted, independent certifications that use advanced technology to ensure proof of provenance and authenticity.

Trust Codes & Oritain - The ultimate guarantee of authenticity

Each jar is provided with a trust code - a unique QR code linked to the 'birth certificate' of that very honey jar . No matter where you are in the world, you can instantly verify that your jar of Mānuka honey is authentic. Each batch of our Mānuka honey is also "fingerprinted" by the scientific traceability company Oritain. This means that we can trace each jar of our Mānuka Honey back to its true origin and confirm that it is genuine.

Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY IS AT THE FOCUS OF OUR ACTIONS

As a beekeeper, sustainability and environmental responsibility are at the heart of what we do. We are committed to sustainably producing our high-quality New Zealand bee products. This means we never compromise on the health of our bees and ensure we preserve the pristine beauty of New Zealand's natural world for generations to come.

Sustainability

CARE OF OUR BEES

Our team is a leader in sustainable beekeeping. With our Apiculture Excellence Program, we invest in research and innovation to ensure best practices in our beekeeping and benefit the entire beekeeping industry.

A year-round bee health program and careful hive monitoring ensure healthy hives and premium honey

No antibiotics or hormones are used in our hives

Advanced mapping technology allows us to measure the Mānuka flowers in an area to ensure we are not overcrowding the hives - allowing our bees to thrive while leaving enough nectar for the area's native pollinators

Outside of the Mānuka season, our hives are set up across New Zealand to allow easy access to flowering plants, keeping them healthy and providing natural pollination services

SUPPORT FOR REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

The Mānuka tree is a wonderful regenerator of land, protecting against erosion and promoting biodiversity.

Fostering native Mānuka growth is an important part of our work - together with our long-standing land partners, we are helping turning marginal farmland back into native forest while supporting sustainable Mānuka honey production.

We consider ourselves stewards of the land and have committed to planting 1 million Mānuka trees by 2025.

WE NEVER STOP ASKING "HOW CAN WE DO IT BETTER"?

We strive to reduce, reuse or recycle wherever possible - with on-site recycling for cardboard, glass, metals, plastic, wood and organic waste.

Our jars are made here in New Zealand by Pharmapac (a Toitu Environmark Diamond accredited manufacturer) using BPA recyclable plastic.

Our vehicles have been upgraded to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and we only use helicopters when absolutely necessary to reach remote areas and set up beehives.

Rainwater is collected in underground tanks and used in our baths

Orders placed through our website are packed in recyclable cardboard and paper.

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Our employees & partners

A GREAT CONCERN FOR THE PEOPLE WHO SHARE BEES AND OUR ENVIRONMENT

Dave Campbell
our master beekeeper

Meet Dave - our master beekeeper

We have some of the most experienced beekeepers in New Zealand, a passionate team of bee enthusiasts led by master beekeeper Dave Campbell.
Dave became a beekeeper when he was 15 after his great-uncle Keith gifted him a dozen hives on the family farm. When he first opened a beehive, he was captivated by the sounds and smells. Since then the bees have been part of his life. Working with the hives is Dave's "happy place" and he passes his passion on to his daughter who, under Dave's expert guidance, has been learning the art of beekeeping since she was 4 years old. Dave is also a qualified vet and an all round good guy.


OUR PARTNERS AND OWNERS

Working with equally dedicated and passionate landowners to grow Mānuka means we can focus on what we do best - beekeeping and producing the finest quality Mānuka honey.

The Growing Mānuka on marginal farmland helps our landowners get the most out of their land - and does it in an environmentally friendly way. It also restores the original forest and ensures sustainable Mānuka honey production for the future. By working with local communities and Māori landowners to improve productivity and income from their whenua (homeland), we can also help create jobs and support the local economy

Rimunui Station
Mānuka Health has entered into a 50-year partnership with the owners of Rimunui Station to preserve its rugged beauty for future generations. Scott and Julayne Thompson farm this picturesque hilltop station with stunning views of Mount Taranaki and Mount Ruapehu.

We started planting Mānuka in 2020 and have planted 330 hectares to date. Almost all of Rimunui's land area was farmed as early as 1890, but now the regenerated native bush covers over 2800 hectares.

Te Roroa
Mānuka Health is proud to partner with Te Roroa in a long-term beekeeping partnership in New Zealand's Northland region, an area known for the production of exceptionally high-quality Mānuka honey

In 2018, we planted a trial plot within the Te Roroa Rohe (an area of ​​the Iwi, or tribal land). A little over 50 hectares of native Mānuka seedlings have been planted to restore the natural habitat. This initiative also contributes to local job creation and creates a honey-producing resource for future generations.

OUR RESEARCH AND COOPERATION PARTNERS


We are proud pioneers in the science of Manuka Honey and Propolis, bringing science and nature together to better understand and unlock the potential of these remarkable and complex natural products.

For over 10 years we have worked with leading scientists and incorporated their research and expertise into our product development to create products that make a real difference.

Professor Thomas Henle

Head of the Institute for Food and Chemistry at the Technical University of Dresden, one of the most renowned universities in Germany. Professor Henle and his team published groundbreaking work in which they identified methlyglyoxal (MGO) as a key compound directly related to Mānuka honey's potency.

Dr. Owen Catchpole

Dr. Catchpole is an internationally recognized scientist and Principal Scientist at Callaghan Innovation. He has been with Mānuka Health since 2012 and works with our R&D team to further develop our Mānuka Honey and Propolis products. He has published important research on our BIO New Zealand Propolis.

Professor Peter Molan

(1943-2015) World-renowned Mānuka honey expert and founder of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Professor Molan was known as the father of the Mānuka honey industry and his extensive work had far-reaching implications for the understanding and use of Mānuka honey, particularly in wound care.