We've updated our labeling to comply with recently released guidelines from the NZ government, Ministry for Primary Industries.
The new guidelines require only displaying the methylglyoxal (MG) results versus the old system where producers could either use the MG numbers or the various bio-active ratings (UMF for Unique Manuka Factor, NPA for Non-peroxide activity, etc.).
For years, the labs in New Zealand have been using the MG test as the means for determining the activity level of Manuka honey. All that has changed for us is how we display this information on the label. On our web site, we'll continue to include the old ratings, while our customers get used to the new system. Post or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about this change or anything more you'd like to know about Manuka honey in general or Bees & Trees Manuka Honey.
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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 believe everything you hear.
According to Jürgen Tautz in his book The Buzz About Bees, foragers enter a pronounced state of sleep—largely at night and in the hive. However, sometimes they sleep outside the hive as well. In addition, beekeepers and bee photographers the world over have reported seeing bees asleep in flowers. The bees may remain stationary for hours, only to fly away when disturbed.