Haddrell’s Manuka honey is a 25-year story of passion, dedication and commitment in the form of husband and wife team Richard and Moira Haddrell.
Based in in the Hawkes Bay area of New Zealand’s North Island, the company’s beehives are located in areas of outstanding natural beauty in remote locations free from outside interference and pollution.
Haddrell’s are also involved in innovative projects to restore and replant Manuka forests and restore the environment to its native state.
This ensures not only the future availability of Manuka flowers and in this way Manuka honey, but also the environment for native species of wildlife and flowers.
Haddrell’s UMF 20+ Manuka Honey is a rarity in the world of Manuka honey as not so much Manuka honey gets classified with such a high UMF rating.
The UMF rating system has become the acknowledged global standard on the purity and authenticity of Manuka honey.
Manuka honey has become a global sensation because of its antimicrobial properties. These properties can be measured both as to their presence in the honey and also their concentration, and this is what the UMF rating refers to.
A UMF label does not just refer to a single naturally occurring chemical (such as MGO, methylglyoxal).
In addition, the tests allow the honey to be traced back to the original flower i.e. the Manuka tree and also therefore whether the honey is a monofloral or a multifloral type of Manuka honey.
Haddrell’s UMF 20+ Manuka Honey can be used in a variety of ways as, for example, a natural alternative to sugar but a Manuka honey with this level of total antimicrobial characteristics can also be enjoyed as it as – raw, pure and powerful.
(NB – doctors advise that children under the age of one should not consume honey).
Comvita UMF 5+ Manuka Honey is a delicious tasting honey that you can store in your cupboard or fridge. It’s great as a spread or just eat it straight out of the jar! Comvita is world famous for its manuka honey and its honey products are also UMF certified.
Honey New Zealand have a range of UMF manuka honeys with a variety of UMF ratings. HNZ have been making handcrafted honeys for decades with honey sourced from master beekeepers around New Zealand. A 250g jar is perfect for testing if this is the manuka honey for you!