Mānuka Health is a honey-loving collective of about 1.5 billion bees and 200 humans dedicated to inspiring a reconnection with nature so we can all be at our natural best.
We are driven by deep care for the wellbeing of people, bees and our shared environment.
Mānuka Health pioneered MGO testing in 2008 after the ground-breaking discovery that MGO is the elusive ‘magic Mānuka ingredient’. MGO stands for methylglyoxal - the naturally occuring bioactive compound that is responsible for many of the benefits of Mānuka honey.
Over the past decade we’ve built MGO into an internationally recognised guide, helping people confidently purchase Mānuka honey based on the trusted science of natural MGO potency.
Gentle & expert handling - from hive to jar
The importance of managing the whole honey-making process from hive to jar cannot be underestimated. Unlike many Mānuka honey companies, Mānuka Health carefully extracts, processes and bottles our honey in our own specialised facilities. This means we can closely monitor quality and integrity at every stage – ensuring our honey is protected and you get the full benefit of its unique, natural properties in every jar.
Our BIO New Zealand Propolis sets a new standard in propolis quality. Working with leading scientists our research has identified the most powerful bioactives responsible for the impressive immune support and antioxidant properties of New Zealand Propolis .
Mānuka Health’s governance and collective expertise from land to hive to shelf ensures utmost quality and product integrity.
Careful processing and storage with the least possible interference protects the honey, ensuring it retains its unique natural properties and has a beautiful smooth velvety texture.
Every jar of our Mānuka honey carries trusted independent certifications that utilise advanced technology to ensure proof of origin and authenticity.
As beekeepers, sustainability and environmental responsibility are at the very heart of what we do. We are committed to making our premium New Zealand bee products sustainably. This means never compromising on the health of our bees and ensuring we maintain the pristine beauty of New Zealand nature for generations to come.
Our team leads the way in sustainable beekeeping, with our Apiculture Excellence Programme investing in research and innovation to ensure best practice in our beekeeping and to benefit the wider apiculture industry.
The Mānuka tree is a wonderful regenerator of land, helping protect against erosion and enhance biodiversity.
Fostering native Mānuka growth is an important part of what we do – with our long term land partners we help restore marginal farmland back to native forest while supporting sustainable Mānuka honey production .
We consider ourselves guardians of the land and are committed to planting 1 million Mānuka trees by 2025.
Mānuka Health has formed a 50 year partnership with the owners of Rimunui Station to help preserve its rugged beauty for future generations. Scott & Julayne Thompson farm this scenic hill country station with beautiful views of Mount Taranaki and Mount Ruapehu.
Mānuka Health is proud to work with Te Roroa in a long-term apiculture partnership in the Northland region of New Zealand, an area known for producing exceptionally high grade Mānuka honey.
In 2018 we planted a trial area within the Te Roroa rohe (an area of Iwi, or tribal land). Just over 50 hectares of native Mānuka seedlings were planted to restore the natural habitat. This initiative also helps create local jobs as well as creating a honey-generating resource for future generations.