UMF™ is the gold standard in grading methods and is backed by the New Zealand government or its verification of quality and potency.
MANUKA HONEY RATING SYSTEMS
There are a variety of grading systems and distinctions that exist in the marketplace today, but the most important seal to look for is UMF™, a quality trademark identifying natural, unadulterated Manuka Honey. The number represents three unique signature compounds which ensure purity and quality:
Methylglyoxal (MGO) is the compound chiefly responsible for the antibacterial property of Manuka Honey and forms the basis of the UMF™ grading system.
Leptosperin is found in the nectar of manuka flowers and is the most discerning characteristic to distinguish Manuka Honey from other honey types.
Hydroxymethylfurfural is also found in the nectar of manuka flowers and converts into MGO once the bees gather the nectar and turn it into honey.
CERTIFIED UMF Premium Grade Raw Manuka Honey comes from the nectar of the Manuka flower in the pristine forests of New Zealand. Comvita Manuka Honey is Raw, Wild, Unpasteurized, Non-GMO Project Verified, Halal, Kosher, and Certified Gluten-Free.
THE GOLD STANDARD Every batch of Comvita Manuka Honey is independently tested and certified by the UMF Honey Association. Only UMF measures the three signature compounds (Leptosperin, DHA, and MGO – the key antibacterial marker) found in genuine, monofloral Manuka Honey.
NOT ALL MANUKA IS CREATED EQUAL Many other popular Manuka products without UMF certification are branded with self-created terms like “Factors”, "Bio-Active", or “Active”. These lack the measurable standards ensuring Manuka’s quality, purity, authenticity, and value.
Features & USES Manuka Honey is one of nature’s powerful wonders. It contains a unique range of beneficial oligosaccharides and prebiotics, amino acids, polyphenolic and other plant-derived compounds. Delicicious and creamed to perfection, enjoy adding to your tea, oatmeal, yogurt, smoothie, or simply by the spoon. Great as a morning wellness ritual, pre-workout natural energy source, or as a DIY skin brightening facemask!
NEW ZEALAND’S #1 UMF™ MANUKA HONEY BRAND
Beekeeping Since 1974, Comvita also supplies medical-grade (sterilized, high UMF) Manuka Honey, which is administered topically for its antibacterial properties to treat wounds and burns in hospitals and wound care clinics.
Manuka Honey is known to support digestive and immune health and help soothe coughs and sore throats.
DID YOU KNOW? Comvita supplies medical-grade (sterilized, high UMF™) Manuka Honey, which is administered topically for its antibacterial properties to treat wounds and burns in hospitals and wound care clinics.
COMVITA HERITAGE From humble beginnings in 1974, and now with over four decades of perfecting our beekeeping craft, we are proud to be the trusted leader in Manuka Honey. We have over 40,000 hives and are committed to growing relationships with our beekeepers. We give back to the community through the Trees for Bees research program and many other sustainability initiatives.
All UMF™ Manuka Honey producers must now have this statement on their labels: The UMF™ grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka honey, and assures purity and quality.
Add Manuka to your tea, toast, yogurt or smoothies.
Enjoy a spoonful in the morning or before a workout.
Make Manuka part of your daily beauty routine.
WARNING: Not suitable for children under one year of age.
STORAGE: Please store upright below 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 C).
King Honey (brand BEE+) was established in 2011. The company utilizes over 50,000 acres for hive placements and the hive numbers have grown from 4000 to 18,000 throughout New Zealand.
Our Manuka Honey comes from remote pockets of bush, often so isolated the hives can only be reached by helicopter. These areas are chosen for their pure, untouched locations. In most instances they enjoy warm dry summers and mild winters. Manuka flourishes in this habitat. As a result we produce high UMF Manuka Honey.
How do we ensure you get the highest quality UMF honey?
Bee+ employs many outstanding beekeepers who journey into remote locations to ensure Manuka Honey that is totally untouched by pollutants such as pesticides.
Our Manuka Honey comes from remote pockets of bush, often so isolated the hives can only be reached by helicopter. These areas are chosen for their pure, untouched locations.
In most instances they enjoy warm dry summers and mild winters. Manuka flourishes in this habitat. As a result we produce more high UMF Manuka Honey than any other brand.
Beekeeping is a science. We utilise New Zealand's best beekeepers and the world's best scientific practises to ensure we have the highest quality queen bees; the most virile colonies; and the healthiest hives. And that our procedures in the collection, testing, storage, and aging of our Manuka Honeys guarantee their health benefits and premium quality are maintained and enhanced.
Many products branded Manuka Honey give an exaggerated UMF or may not be Manuka Honey at all. Some try to confuse by quoting other factors which are not recognised or approved. With Bee+ you can be certain of the authenticity of our products and the grade you are buying.