Mānuka Health New Zealand


Mānuka Health is a honey-loving family of about 1.5 billion bees and 200 nature-loving people.

We are committed to reconnecting with nature.


We are driven by the well-being of people, bees and our shared environment, from which we extract the precious Mānuka Honey.

Mānuka Health was founded in 2006 in the small rural town of Te Awamutu in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and is now a leading global Mānuka Honey brand.

We have spent many years discovering the extraordinary properties of Mānuka Honey and propolis. The power of these amazing bee products and their pure New Zealand origin can be experienced in our range of natural products - from premium honey and propolis to lozenges and skin care - We have the whole range for you.

Pioneers in the discovery of Mānuka Honey

Mānuka Health pioneered MGO testing in 2008, following the groundbreaking discovery that MGO is the elusive "magical Mānuka ingredient." MGO stands for methylglyoxal - the naturally occurring compound responsible for many of the properties of Mānuka Honey. Over the past decade, we have developed MGO into an internationally recognized guide to help people buy Mānuka Honey based on reliable science.


Gentle and expert processing - from the hive to bottling.

The importance of mastering the entire honey extraction process from hive to jar cannot be understated. Unlike many other Mānuka Honey companies, honey at Mānuka Health is carefully extracted, processed and bottled in our own specialized facilities. This means we can closely monitor quality and integrity at every stage. This ensures that our honey is protected and that you get the full benefit of its unique, natural properties in every jar.

Quality you can rely on.

100% New Zealand Origin Guarantee!

Mānuka Health's leadership and collective expertise from land to hive to shelf ensure the highest quality and product integrity.

Careful processing and storage with the least possible intervention protects the honey and ensures that it retains its unique natural properties and has a beautiful velvety texture.

Each jar of our Mānuka Honey carries trusted, independent certifications that use advanced technology to ensure proof of origin and authenticity

Mānuka Health's leadership and collective expertise from land to hive to shelf ensure the highest quality and product integrity.

Each jar of our Mānuka Honey carries trusted, independent certifications that use advanced technology to ensure proof of origin and authenticity.

Mānuka Health's leadership and collective expertise from land to hive to shelf ensure the highest quality and product integrity.

Each jar of our Mānuka Honey carries trusted, independent certifications that use advanced technology to ensure proof of origin and authenticity.

Trust Codes - The Ultimate Guarantee of Authenticity

Each honey pot* is tagged with an origin code - a unique QR code linked to the "certificate of origin" of that very honey pot. No matter where you are in the world, you can instantly verify that your pot of Mānuka Honey is authentic. This means that we can trace our Mānuka Honey back to its true origin and prove its authenticity.



As beekeepers, sustainability and environmental responsibility are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to producing our high quality New Zealand bee products sustainably. This means never compromising on the health of our bees and ensuring we preserve the pristine beauty of New Zealand's natural environment for generations to come.



Our team is a leader in sustainable beekeeping. Through our Apiculture Excellence Program, we invest in research and innovation to ensure best practices in our apiculture and benefit the entire apiculture industry.

A year-round bee health program and careful hive monitoring ensure healthy hives and premium honey

No antibiotics or hormones are used in our hives

Advanced mapping technology allows us to measure Mānuka flowers in an area to ensure we don't overcrowd the hives - allowing our bees to thrive while leaving enough nectar for native pollinators in the area

Outside of the Mānuka season, our hives are placed throughout New Zealand to provide easy access to flowering plants, keeping them healthy and providing natural pollination services


The Mānuka tree is a wonderful regenerator of land, protecting against erosion and promoting biodiversity.

Supporting native Mānuka growth is an important part of our work - working with our long-time land partners to help restore marginal farmland to native forest while supporting sustainable Mānuka Honey production.

We consider ourselves custodians of the land and have committed to planting 1 million Mānuka trees by 2025.


We strive to reduce, reuse or recycle wherever possible - with on-site recycling for cardboard, glass, metals, plastics, wood and organic waste.

Our jars are made here in New Zealand by Pharmapac (a Toitu Environmark Diamond accredited manufacturer) from BPA free recyclable plastic.

Our vehicles have been upgraded to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and we only use helicopters when absolutely necessary to reach remote areas and set up hives.

Das Regenwasser wird in unterirdischen Tanks gesammelt und in unseren Bädern verwendet.

Rainwater is collected in underground tanks and used in our bathrooms.

Our employees & partners



Working with equally dedicated and passionate landowners to grow Mānuka means we can focus on what we do best - beekeeping and producing the best quality Mānuka Honey.

Growing Mānuka on marginal farmland helps our landowners get the most out of their land in an environmentally friendly way. It also restores native forest and ensures sustainable Mānuka Honey production for the future. By working with local communities and Māori landowners to improve productivity and revenue from their whenua (native land), we can also help create jobs and support the local economy.

Rimunui Station
Mānuka Health has entered into a 50-year partnership with the owners of Rimunui Station to preserve its rugged beauty for future generations. Scott and Julayne Thompson farm this picturesque station in the hills with magnificent views of Mount Taranaki and Mount Ruapehu.

We started planting Mānuka in 2020 and have planted 330 hectares so far. Almost all the land area of Rimunui was already cultivated in 1890, but now the regenerated native bush covers over 2800 hectares.

Te Roroa
Mānuka Health is proud to work with Te Roroa in a long-term beekeeping partnership in the Northland region of New Zealand, an area known for producing exceptionally high-quality Mānuka Honey.

In 2018, we planted a trial area within Te Roroa rohe (an area of Iwi, or tribal, land). Native Mānuka seedlings were planted on just over 50 hectares to restore natural habitat. This initiative also contributes to local job creation and creates a honey-producing resource for future generations.


We are proud pioneers in the science of Mānuka Honey and propolis, uniting science and nature to better understand and unlock the potential of these remarkable and complex natural products. For more than 10 years, we have partnered with leading scientists and incorporated their research and expertise into our product development to create products that make a real difference.

Professor Thomas Henle

Head of the Institute of Food and Chemistry at the Technical University of Dresden, one of the most renowned universities in Germany. Professor Henle and his team published a groundbreaking paper in which they identified methlyglyoxal (MGO) as a key compound directly related to the efficacy of Mānuka Honey.

Dr. Owen Catchpole

Dr. Catchpole is an internationally recognized scientist and chief scientist at Callaghan Innovation. He joined Mānuka Health in 2012 and has worked with our R&D team to further develop our Mānuka Honey and propolis products. He has published important research on our BIO New Zealand Propolis.

Professor Peter Molan

(1943-2015) World-renowned Mānuka Honey expert and founder of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Professor Molan was known as the father of the Mānuka Honey industry and his extensive work had a far-reaching impact on the understanding and use of Mānuka Honey, particularly in wound care.