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Does Cancer Hate Manuka Honey?

April 11, 2024

Does Cancer Hate Manuka Honey?

Imitating our title from the 2016 book by Marla Uspenski, “Cancer Hates Tea”, we aspire in this article to provide a medical/scientific guide for the research that has been con... Read More
Behind the Hive: Exploring the Journey of Bees & Trees Founder Mike Everly

February 15, 2024

Behind the Hive: Exploring the Journey of Bees & Trees Founder Mike Everly

In a candid conversation with Agebuzz Managing Editor Connie Zuckerman, Mike Everly, the founder of Bees & Trees, shares his remarkable journey from a career in management c... Read More
Honey vs sugar

December 11, 2023

Honey vs. Sugar - A Deep Dive into Natural Sweetening

In the world of sweeteners, two names often stir up a debate: honey and sugar. Each brings its unique taste and nutritional profile to the table. While honey is celebrated for i... Read More

Mike Everly, Bees & Trees Manuka Honey Founder and Dr. Samuel Ramsey

December 04, 2023

“Fight the Mite” Honeybee Research Project

Bees and Trees cares about the health of the honeybee population worldwide, very much.  And luckily, so do a lot of other people. We are proud to be supporting the research work... Read More
Manuka honey for Energy, Exercise, and Sports Performance

October 30, 2023

Manuka honey for Energy, Exercise, and Sports Performance

Honey is a great natural energy source for endurance athletes, gym enthusiasts, and anyone who plays a sport. It is made of unrefined sugars like fructose and glucose, which are... Read More
What is MGO, UMF, and NPA?

August 18, 2023

What is MGO, UMF, and NPA?

1.- What is MGO (Methylglyoxal)? Methylglyoxal is a naturally occurring organic compound found in varying concentrations in Manuka honey. It is commonly abbreviated as either M... Read More

A flowering Australian Manuka honey tree

August 08, 2023

New Zealand vs. Australian Manuka Honey - What Is the Difference?

Authentic Manuka honey, with its roots deep in the heart of New Zealand, has taken the global stage by storm, thanks to its unparalleled health benefits. Its international fame,... Read More
Manuka Honey Aids Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

July 26, 2023

Manuka Honey Aids Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

Can Manuka honey help manage ulcerative colitis? How effective is it? These are some of the questions you might be asking yourself, and we understand. Living with ulcerative co... Read More
Bees & Trees Manuka honey

June 20, 2023

The ULTIMATE Manuka Honey Buyer’s Guide!

“When buying Mānuka honey, how do I know I’m getting the real thing and paying a fair price?” We often get this question, and the truth is that not all Manuka honey is created e... Read More

Manuka honey in a bowl

June 16, 2023

What is Manuka Honey? + [6 Incredible Benefits]

For centuries, people have harvested the sweet nectar of nature’s busiest member of the insect family. Between honey’s taste and numerous health benefits, you really can’t go wr... Read More
Bees & Trees Manuka honey

June 06, 2023

14 Mind Blowing Uses of Manuka Honey!

Manuka honey is well recognized by those in the nutrition, health, and wellness field for its wide range of amazing uses! From improving oral hygiene to bolstering gut health an... Read More
Manuka Honey Research for Cystic Fibrosis

May 24, 2023

Manuka Honey Research for Cystic Fibrosis

About 40,000 children and adults live with cystic fibrosis in the United States, and approximately 105,000 people have been diagnosed with CF across 94 countries. [1] In this ar... Read More

Two cute dogs with Manuka honey jars

May 09, 2023

Can Dogs Have Honey? Everything You Need to Know

Humans have been consuming honey for thousands of centuries. But can dogs enjoy it too? Can they enjoy the vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K, along with minerals such as zinc, iron,... Read More
Woman scooping Manuka honey out of a jar

March 31, 2023

Is Honey Good for GERD, Acid Reflux, and Barrett's Esophagus?

Acid reflux, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and Barrett’s Esophagus are connected and interrelated conditions. Acid reflux is the occasional regurgitation of stomach co... Read More
Manuka honey in a bowl

February 21, 2023

The Most Common Asked Questions About Manuka Honey (Answered!)

Do you have questions about Manuka honey? You can find answers to the most common asked questions here. Please send us your questions here, if yours doesn’t get answered. 1. Wha... Read More

A person with a bandaged wound

January 30, 2023

Manuka Honey and Wound Care: How and Why It Works

Honey has been used as a wound healing agent for thousands of years, with mention in some of the oldest books in history: the Qur’an and the Bible. Early civilizations like anci... Read More
Two healthy people taking a walk

January 04, 2023

Does Manuka Honey Boost Immune Support?

Honey is a precious food that has been used for many centuries. More than 5,500 years ago, it was used to preserve the dead, heal wounds, treat baldness, coughs, sore throats an... Read More
Manuka Honey vs. Regular Honey: 10 Key Differences That Might Surprise You

December 02, 2022

Manuka Honey vs. Regular Honey: 10 Key Differences That Might Surprise You

Our natural world is incredibly diverse, with different climates and regions producing plants unlike any other. The history of beekeeping in different parts of the world goes ba... Read More

Does Manuka Honey Contain Propolis?

November 17, 2022

Does Manuka Honey Contain Propolis?

Honey is a popular food that can be traced back to 8,000 years ago. [1] It was traditionally used by Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese, and Romans as a wound-healing agent and a cure f... Read More
A woman blowing her nose

October 17, 2022

Can Manuka Honey Help With a Respiratory Infection?

As we spend more time indoors during the fall and winter, respiratory infections become more common due to low humidity and increased contact. While these infections are inconve... Read More
Manuka honey in a jar

October 06, 2022

What Does Manuka Honey Blend Mean?

There are numerous brands of Manuka honey available in the market today. At a single store you can encounter the terms “Monofloral Manuka”, “Manuka”, “Multi-floral Manuka” or “M... Read More

Manuka honey on spoon with Manuka twig and buds

October 05, 2022

Manuka Honey for Cough, Cold, Flu & COVID-19: Usage & Strength Guide

With seasonal temperatures starting to dip and the uncertainty of how COVID-19 will continue to affect us all, it’s time to prepare for the cold and flu season. There are lots ... Read More
Two jars of honey

September 08, 2022

Does Honey Go Bad?

Did you know that the oldest honey in the world is 3,000 years old? Archeologists discovered it in 2015 in the tomb of the deceased Pharaoh, King Tut. The honey is believed to ... Read More
A man applying eye drops

May 11, 2022

Manuka Honey To Treat Dry Eye Syndrome and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

What Is Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)? Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a condition in which there is a deficiency in the quality or quantity of tears. ... Read More

A mountain in Taranaki region

May 09, 2022

Why Are Manuka Honey's Flavonoids & Polyphenols Beneficial?

Honey is widely known for its therapeutic and nutritional value and is generally used in managing sore throat symptoms, healing wounds, treating skin rashes, and as a natural s... Read More
Antibacterial Properties of Manuka Honey

April 14, 2022

Antibacterial Properties of Manuka Honey

Manuka honey has long been revered as nature’s “ointment” and “superfood” for its vast array of health and wellness properties. While the mechanisms behind its therapeutic effec... Read More
Manuka honey next to a tooth

February 15, 2022

Manuka Honey’s Oral Health Benefits: Powerful Properties for Mouth and Dental Care

The Role of Manuka Honey for Oral Health Manuka honey is one of nature’s strongest healers and has served historically as a remedy to a variety of ailments. This all-natural su... Read More

A pregnant woman next to a Manuka honey jar

December 01, 2021

Can You Have Manuka Honey While Pregnant? - What You Need to Know

Can You Have Manuka Honey While Pregnant? Pregnancy can come with a multitude of emotions. Some women may experience sadness, excitement, overflowing feelings of love, anxiety,... Read More
Two bees on a flower

October 13, 2021

How Honey Bees Communicate

Honey bees use two methods to communicate with one another: odor and body movements. They use body odor or pheromones to create a societal glue between the bees, helping them i... Read More
3 dogs and a cat beside a Manuka honey jar

July 30, 2021

Manuka Honey for Pets!

We love our furry friends, and we always want the best for them! We buy them the best food, keep them groomed, and take them out to socialize. No wonder we call them fur babies... Read More

How to Become a Beekeeper

July 15, 2021

How to Become a Beekeeper

Starting with beekeeping? You're in the right place. Beekeeping not only connects you with nature but also rewards you with the unique satisfaction of harvesting your own honey,... Read More
A woman with a stomach ache

June 09, 2021

Manuka Honey’s Benefits for Digestive Health!

When it comes to protecting and improving your Digestive System, Manuka honey excels with its unique healing properties and probiotic activity. Manuka honey is created when bee... Read More
A model showing her skin next to a jar of Manuka honey

May 05, 2021

Top Manuka Honey Skin Care Benefits

Manuka honey can be a close friend and play a vital role in your skin’s overall health and beauty regime. Whether it’s reducing symptoms of skin irritation, treating acne, heal... Read More

Bees & Trees Manuka Honey and fine wine

December 31, 2020

Manuka Honey Ages Like Fine Wine

Did you know that Manuka honey is similar to a fine wine? It takes months for Manuka honey to develop its full bioactivity strength. While all honey possesses antibacterial prop... Read More
New Zealand Countryside, Manuka flowers

September 17, 2020

Commuting to New Zealand

I guess you could say that I have a bit of an unusual “commute” to work.  Typically, I make a trip to New Zealand to work with my Operations Team four times per year, spending m... Read More
New Zealand Quality, Protection and Assurance

September 16, 2020

New Zealand Quality, Protection and Assurance

New Zealand prides itself on its commitment and adherence to a range of measures to protect the quality, integrity and purity of its honey, and continually meets strict governme... Read More

Caring for Nature's Gifts

September 14, 2020

Caring for Nature's Gifts

Drawing on the perfection of nature, New Zealand is a producer of exceptional honey products that stand out on the world stage in terms of flavor, wellness, and sustainability. ... Read More
Customer Testimonial — Native Honey

September 03, 2020

Customer Testimonial — Native Honey

We recently launched our newest product - Native New Zealand Honey.  We think this honey tastes amazing, and we're starting to get feedback sharing our excitement. "Mike, Thank ... Read More
Bees & Trees Native Honey

August 19, 2020

We've got great news! 🥳

We're very excited to announce our New Zealand Native Honey!  It's our first "Native" honey (not a Manuka honey). This harvest offering is a limited production honey produced by... Read More

New Zealand COVID Shutdown

June 23, 2020

New Zealand COVID Shutdown

In late March, the New Zealand government acted quickly and decisively declaring a National State of Emergency. New Zealand went into alert level 4 – total shutdown almost immed... Read More
Good health is at your fingertips

May 14, 2020

Good health is at your fingertips

“The greatest medicine of all is to teach people how not to need it.”-Hippocrates, Ancient Greek Physician  This quote by Hippocrates is what guides today’s communication.  A s... Read More
Do honeybees sleep? Of course they sleep!

May 13, 2020

Do honeybees sleep? Of course they sleep!

Have you heard that honeybees never sleep?  It seems to be a notion that is perpetuated by word of mouth.  Researchers say otherwise.  It just goes to prove that you can’t belie... Read More

COVID-19 and Manuka Honey

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 and Manuka Honey

These are scary and uncertain times, and we're feeling it right along with you. We want to share important information in the hope that you find it helpful. As always, if you ha... Read More
Bees & Trees Manuka Honey, Mike Everly

February 21, 2020

Mānuka honey from the back blocks of South Taranaki

Bees & Trees Founder, Mike Everly, was interviewed recently by the New Zealand publication "Stuff."  This article tells the story of how Mike started Bees & Trees Honey,... Read More
Manuka honey tree branches, flowers

January 15, 2020

Manuka is Flowering in New Zealand

The 2020 Manuka honey season is officially starting in the Taranaki region of New Zealand.  Bees & Trees founder, Mike Everly, has been in New Zealand since early December. ... Read More

Fernmark License for New Zealand authenticity

November 15, 2019

Bees & Trees Receives the New Zealand Fernmark License

Bees & Trees is proud to announce that we have been granted a license under the New Zealand FernMark program. Consumers around the globe want to know that when they buy a p... Read More
Bees & Trees Manuka Honey jar

November 12, 2019

Consumer Question - Proof of Authenticity

Consumer:Hi - I am very interested in trying your Manuka Honey, but I have some reservations about verifying its identity and the exact location where the honey was collected.  ... Read More
Bee sipping sugar water

October 18, 2019

Did you know bees can count?

Did you know bees can count? They even understand the concept of zero, but their math skills have limits. Previously, scientists thought bees could only count to four, but new r... Read More

Vital Health Radio interview with Bees & Trees Founder, Mike Everly

August 13, 2019

Vital Health Radio Interviews Bees and Trees Founder, Mike Everly

Mark Your Calendar! What:   Radio Show Interview of Mike Everly, Bees and Trees Founder Topic:   Manuka Honey:  What It Is and How It Is Used When:  Sunday, August 18, 2019, 9:... Read More
Bees & Trees Manuka Honey Jar

June 19, 2019

Why is your honey not UMFHA certified?

Customer Question:Hi, I just bought a jar of your honey. My wife and I love the honey and will continue to buy it, but I’m curious…why is your honey not UMFHA-certified? Bees &a... Read More