How Is Manuka Honey Produced?
Manuka honey is produced by bees collecting nectar from the mānuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium). You may have heard about the potential benefits of Manuka. It contains special health properties used to support digestion, health, and healing. With so many benefits providing so many uses, questions invariably crop up as to how the honey is produced.
In this blog, we will be talking about the origin and process of production of manuka honey.
Origin of Manuka Honey
Leptospermum Scoparium historically used to be considered as a weed and many years ago farmers used to pull Manuka from the fields, that was before its purported benefits were known. The prolific bush-type tree is often the first species to grow upon cleared land which is more commonly referred to as the ‘Manuka tree.’ The flowers it produces contain a genetic makeup that makes them stand out for its antibacterial activity amongst other types of honey. When the honeybee arrives to pollinate with the flowers, it takes that special nectar away to their hives to store in their honeycombs. The Manuka plant only flowers 2- 6 weeks of the year, this makes the presence of genuine Manuka relatively rare and that is what makes Manuka honey one of nature’s special gifts of all times.
Process of making Manuka honey
Healthy 5’s manuka honey is pure with no additives and that is what makes it even more special. Made by bees that collect nectar from the Mānuka tree, the essence of the honey is delivered just as nature intended. It is extensively researched and recognised for its remarkable natural qualities. Healthy 5 follows the authentic process of honey production and delivers nature’s best gift in the most luxurious form.