In the beehive there is a special magic where an intricate network can teach us about living with nature. This video (above) "Purest New Zealand, the source of our Manuka Honey", takes us to some of the remote Comvita hive locations, where every drop is crafted to perfection.
Manuka honey is one of nature's special gifts. Sourced from some of New Zealand's most pure and remote locations, it is renowned for its unique flavour. Manuka Honey is recognised worldwide for its unique properties not found in ordinary honey.
In early summer, the bees forage in the delicate Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) flowers. It’s a busy start to the honey season.
Back in 1974, our founders Claude and Alan believed in the power of nature. They carefully harvested every drop of their precious Manuka honey, working in harmony with nature's system. Four decades later, we stand by their beliefs, protecting every perfect drop all the way from its pure New Zealand source to you.
Whether we're helicoptering our UMF® Manuka honey from remote hives deep in the bush of Kaimanawa, New Zealand, or analysing it in our world-leading laboratory, no length is too great to go to achieve perfection. Which is why we ensure every drop is also independently certified for quality, purity and authenticity by the UMF® Honey Association.
All Comvita® UMF® Manuka Honey is traceable to its source - from the hive to the shelf. We work closely with our bees and beekeepers to produce UMF® Manuka Honey of the highest quality. From New Zealand’s rugged central North Island volcanic plateau, to the bush clad hills of Northland, there are many factors that can affect the quality of Manuka honey - it’s a natural product so the sun, wind and rain all play a part.
Our beekeepers are the experts in the honey crop, the Comvita® quality system and understand that only the best honey will make the Comvita® Honey quality grade. No other company knows Manuka Honey like Comvita®.
WAYS TO USE MANUKA HONEY
Manuka honey has much higher levels of methylglyoxal than other honeys and is considered ‘active’, as it doesn’t lose potency when exposed to external elements including heat or light. Comvita® UMF® Manuka Honey can be beneficial to your health whether you enjoy it off the spoon, in a smoothie, baking recipes or in a cup of tea.
Comvita®’s Winter Wellness range of products contains UMF® 10+ Manuka Honey. This means that taking Manuka honey infused lozenges or lollipops at winter time can help soothe a sore throat. We also have Manuka honey available in oral spray and elixir, so you can access the benefits of Manuka honey in a variety of easy-to-take forms, for even the fussiest members of your family.
Comvita®’s MEDIHONEY® skincare product range harnesses the healing power of Manuka Honey and other natural ingredients. Comvita®’s Medihoney® products contain medical grade antibacterial Manuka honey, which has been scientifically researched and clinically proven to support wound healing and reduce the risk of infection. The formulations are fragrance free, soap free and dermatologically tested.
For more information on our Comvita® UMF® Manuka Honey, click the videos below:
Comvita® UMF® Manuka Honey - Where it Begins
Comvita® UMF® Manuka Honey - Beekeepers in Action
Comvita® UMF® Manuka Honey - Extraction from Comb to Drum
Comvita® UMF® Manuka Honey - Drum Draining
UMF® stands for 'Unique Manuka Factor’. The UMF® grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka honey, and assures purity & quality.
When it comes to UMF®, there really is no comparison. Every drop of Comvita® UMF® Manuka honey is independently certified by the UMF Honey Association for quality, purity and authenticity.
The UMF® Manuka honey mark is an independent certification of quality that guarantees our honey’s natural origins, from our hives in some of the most pristine parts of New Zealand. And it’s a definitive measure of the rare Manuka properties within.
Trust the independent standard
Every single batch of Comvita® UMF® Manuka honey is independently analysed and certified for quality, purity and authenticity by the UMF® Honey Association (UMFHA). The UMF® number indicates the level of the unique Manuka properties within the honey. As well as regular monitoring, the UMFHA also conducts random sampling to ensure Manuka honey carrying the UMF® mark is true to label.
Three signature compounds measured
Only the UMF® testing process measures all three signature compounds, Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal, that together indicate high quality, authentic Manuka honey - while other systems measure only one or two. This process gives you a much more comprehensive and assured view of what's in your honey.
Visit UMF Honey Association website for more information on the grading system and the UMF® quality mark.
Comvita® UMF® Manuka Honey - Comvita®'s Premium Quality Guaranteed
Comvita® 'From hive to shelf', we manage and track the entire process of making our UMF® Manuka honey. We analyse its unique properties in our world-leading facilities. Then finally, it's independently certified by the UMF® Honey Association to ensure the quality, purity and authenticity of every drop.
Comvita® UMF® Manuka Honey - Taste and Experience it Yourself
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