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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
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
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: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 & Tree... Read More
Bee Foraging on Manuka Flower

June 07, 2019

Australian Manuka honey vs. New Zealand Manuka honey - They are not the same!

An interesting article by the "Unique Manuka Factor" (UMF) Honey Association outlining the difference between Australian Manuka honey and New Zealand Manuka honey explains that ... Read More
Manuka, New Zealand, Honeycomb image

March 19, 2019

What are MG/MGO, UMF, and NPA?

Until the early 1990s, Manuka honey was just a really nice honey produced from flowering native New Zealand trees.  That’s when Dr. Peter Molan of the Waikato University in New ... Read More

Image - Real Manuka Honey?

March 06, 2019

How to Spot Real Manuka Honey & Stop Wasting Your Money on Impostors

If you want to avoid fake news, you have to know the source of the information.  Further, you have to determine whether or not the information that source is telling you is acc... Read More
DHA & MG Explained:  Manuka Honey's Unique Constituents

February 26, 2019

DHA & MG Explained: Manuka Honey's Unique Constituents

Analytica is one of the two third-party testing laboratories in New Zealand that we use to test every batch of our honey.  With many years of experience in commercial testing, R... Read More
Manuka Honey and Flower

August 29, 2018

Counterfeit Manuka Honey is Being Pulled From the Shelves of Major Retailers

  Bees & Trees has been working hard to educate and inform consumers about the misleading labeling of Manuka honey in the US market through our website blog posts and Facebo... Read More

Manuka honey honeycomb image

July 23, 2018

Unsuspecting Consumers Beware

Various Manuka honey brands say lots of convincing things on their labels.  For the unsuspecting consumer, the descriptions on these labels really do sound legitimate.  They ta... Read More
Woman with magnifier glass looking at honey jar

March 09, 2018

Does Your Manuka Honey Have Manuka Honey In It?

When it comes to buying Manuka honey, you really need to know what you’re getting or you could end up disappointed with the results and paying too much for an inferior product. ... Read More
Bees & Trees Manuka Honey

February 19, 2018

MG vs. UMF, Manuka Honey Confusion

We received an order from a new customer, and the new customer quickly canceled his order.  We'd like to share this because there is a lot of confusion and lack of knowledge abo... Read More

Real Bio-Active Manuka Honey

January 19, 2018

Is Your Honey Real Bio-Active Manuka Honey?

  Would you buy gold without knowing its purity and carat content? Of course not, you wouldn’t know what it’s worth – you wouldn’t know what you are buying. Similarly, why would... Read More
Why is Buying Manuka Honey So Confusing?

December 12, 2017

Why is Buying Manuka Honey So Confusing?

Why is Buying Manuka Honey So Confusing? With so many brands of Manuka honey available at vastly different prices, how do you know which one to buy?  Which brands are really wha... Read More
Toko School Children checking on bees

November 15, 2017

An Update from the Toko School

November 15, 2017 Our beekeeper, Raul, was back to visit the school to check on the hives we donated to the children. It sounds like they are having a lot of fun with the bees! ... Read More

Manuka Honey Price Comparison

January 22, 2016

Our Price Advantage vs Other Manuka Brands

Manuka honey can be expensive - so know what you are buying!Manuka honey is a scarce resource, produced only from New Zealand, supplying a growing worldwide market. Increased p... Read More
Bees & Trees Manuka Honey

February 12, 2015

Best Jar of Honey on the Planet

We have just started shipping from our batch 35, of our March 2013 harvest.  If you have read earlier posts, you know that Manuka honey is aged before it is sold, not unlike a f... Read More
Bees & Trees Manuka Honey Bee Box

April 18, 2014

Video from Recent Manuka Honey Harvest in New Zealand

Honey Harvest 1 from Mike Everly on Vimeo.   We completed our harvest in New Zealand during March. I get a lot of questions about how we know we are getting Manuka honey in ou... Read More

New Zealand Manuka Honey Standards

September 10, 2013

New Zealand Government steps in to set standards for Manuka Honey

 New Zealand Government steps in to set standards for Manuka Honey.  Read about upcoming standards that will help protect consumers and give greater confidence regarding honey l... Read More
Bees & Trees Manuka Honey Jar

May 21, 2013

Raw Manuka Honey and Granulation

  Why honey naturally granulates and how this might affect how you enjoy it. Read More
Bees & Trees Manuka Honey

December 03, 2012

Manuka Honey Tastes Great on a Scone

  This is one of our favorite recipes for scones, and scones are one of our favorite ways to enjoy our manuka honey.        Read More

Honey on wooden spoon

December 03, 2012

Scientists Continue to Study How Manuka Honey Kills Bacteria

 Read about scientist in Australia studying how manuka honey kills bacteria Read More
Manuka Honey dripping off spoon into dish

October 04, 2012

How Honey Grows? about how this special property of manuka honey changes over time Read More