In terms of Manuka honey brands on the market, 1839 Honey is a relative newcomer although the company has been in the export honey trade for a number of years.
1839 Honey has taken as its inspiration the date 1839, which is when Mary Bumby arrived in New Zealand and brought with her two beehives, introducing the honey bee to New Zealand and in this way was a pivotal figure in the story of Manuka honey.
1839 has a creative and ethical approach to its operations and aims to create a family atmosphere among its employees and beekeepers.
This 1839 Honey UMF 15+ Manuka Honey is also triple churned. This is a technique that has been pioneered by the company to make the honey sensationally smooth.
However, the technique of triple churning the honey does not mean that anything is added to the honey or that it is heat treated.
This is a UMF 15+ Manuka Honey, which is relatively potent on the UMF grading scale. This means the honey has high antibacterial properties and is a delicious way to boost your immunity.
1839 Honey UMF 15+ Manuka Honey has been through a battery of tests to be graded as UMF 15+. This includes tests to identify 4 naturally occurring chemicals as well as DNA markers from pollen, which is also necessary for identifying if the honey is monofloral or multifloral.
It may sound extreme, but a rigorous testing process is necessary to protect consumers. To this end, 1839 Honey has also pioneered the use of its trust codes.
When you buy a jar of 1839 UMF 15+ Manuka Honey, you can scan the barcode on the rear of the jar and it will identify if the jar of honey is authentic. In addition, you can also verify the batch information for the jar of Manuka honey.
Read the in-depth Editor’s review of 1839 UMF 15+ Manuka Honey
NB – infants below the age of 12 months are advised against consuming honey.