Manuka honey

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.

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.

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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.

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.



Manuka honey has much higher levels of methylglyoxal than other honeys and is considered ‘active’. You can enjoy the health benefits of Comvita® UMF™ Manuka Honey whether it be straight 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. 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.

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How It’s Made

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.

In early summer, the bees forage in the delicate Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) flowers. It’s a busy start to the honey season. 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®.

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.