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. Can you please provide further proof that the honey is harvested in New Zealand, and is not adulterated with other honey(s)? Thank you.
Bees & Trees:
You are wise to do your research to ensure you’re getting the real thing! We are the only brand in the US that own our own hives, our own extraction plant, and our own packing line in NZ.
We are one of the only brands that publish our independent lab test reports verifying our honey is what we say it is in terms of methylglyoxal (MG) content (you can find these reports linked on our product pages here). This is one of the most important factors in identifying whether or not Manuka honey is authentic and labeled honestly. We have a lot of information about this topic on our website at www.beesandtrees.com.
We also have an Oritain Certification. Oritain is a global company that specializes in authenticating food products based on their place of origin. This process involves soil sampling from our sites in New Zealand, the Taranaki region. They analyze the chemical “fingerprint” of the soil, then later testing honey samples to make sure they match up. What is in the soil is taken up by the plants, and is present in the honey. You can find our Oritain certificate of authenticity, and match it to the batch we are selling here.
Lastly, we have a new New Zealand Fernmark license that authenticates real NZ products. Follow this link to our license page on the New Zealand government website.
Try our honey, you won’t be disappointed.
Bees & Trees Founder
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