Manuka Honey New Zealand
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.
Aotearoa (Māori: [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]): is the Māori name for New Zealand. It was originally used by the Māori people in reference to only the North Island but, since the late 19th century, the word has come to refer to the country as a whole.
UMF Grading System
Mānuka Honey is highly valued by the consumer and those that are licensed to use the quality mark. The UMF® quality mark is registered in all key consumer markets.
What is the UMFHA ?
UMFHA is an independent body found only in New Zealand that was founded in 1998 to identify and differentiate the unique properties of Manuka Honey. Its goal is to protect New Zealand’s Manuka honey industry and it’s consumers. UMF® is the most widely recognized standard globally and the only association that actively tests its member’s honey to ensure what is being sold is as labelled. They also fund scientific research and continue to add to the knowledge around Manuka honey.