The story of WildCape Manuka Honey began as a hobby for a boy of 12 with just a single hive and is now a company with over 5000 hives around the panoramic East Cape of New Zealand.
WildCape Manuka honey is a single source and single flower honey produced by bees foraging for nectar from the manuka bush, which grows abundantly in the isolated and totally unpolluted terrain of the East Cape region.
WildCape UMF 15+ Manuka Honey is also UMF rated, which stands for Unique Manuka Factor.
This means that it genuinely possess the special ‘non-peroxide activity’ that makes manuka honey the subject of interest by both researchers and consumers all over the world.
The use of the UMF trademark means that this WildCape UMF 15+ Manuka Honey has been certified and tested in an independent laboratory to verify that the honey does have this unique non-peroxide activity to the level stated.
The UMF Honey Association, the organization behind the labelling scheme, has been at the forefront of research into examining the secrets to manuka honey’s antibacterial properties and developing testing frameworks to identify them.
Wildcape UMF 15+ Manuka Honey is at the more potent end of the scale in terms of its UMF grading.
WildCape as a company has a strong focus on sustainability and its communal roots and has long-standing relationships with local beekeepers and land owners, who also share in the company’s success through a profit share scheme.
There is a lot that you can use manuka honey with, such as putting it in your tea or coffee, spreading it on bread or toast or then using it as a natural sweetener in baking.
Alternatively you could just take a teaspoon and have a couple of teaspoons from the jar and savour the rich, aromatic and full flavour of this classic manuka honey.
Infants below the age of one should not eat honey.