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What is Manuka Honey? + [6 Incredible Benefits]!

February 17, 2021

What is Manuka Honey? + [6 Incredible Benefits]!

For centuries, humans have harvested the sweet nectar of nature’s busiest bug. Between honey’s taste and numerous health benefits, you really can’t go wrong adding it into your ... 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
Manuka honey on spoon with Manuka twig and buds

October 16, 2020

Manuka Honey for Cold, Flu, & COVID-19 Season

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 cold and flu season.   There are lots of ... 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
A Sensory Experience

September 15, 2020

A Sensory Experience

Sourced from hives located in diverse landscapes from mountain highlands to low-lying pastures, New Zealand’s wide spectrum of honey flavors and textures reflects the diversity... 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 Sponsors Local New Zealand Sheepdog Trial Club

February 26, 2020

Bees & Trees Sponsors Local New Zealand Sheepdog Trial Club

Bees & Trees is a small, family-owned business.  At the heart of our business we do things a certain way.  Not only do we do our best to bring you the highest quality Manuka... 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
Honeybee with Varroa Mite

December 20, 2019

An Inside Look At How The Biggest Cause of the Honeybee Decline Was Discovered

This fascinating article, linked below, explains the process of how Dr. Samuel Ramsey, a leading researcher in the field of honeybee health with a focus on parasitic mites, disc... Read More
Scientist measuring Manuka honey

December 12, 2019

Post-Surgical Manuka Honey ‘Sandwiches’ Help Fight Superbug Infections

In this article in Science Focus, the home of BBC Science Focus Magazine, scientists have used tiny layers of Manuka honey in surgical mesh to fight post-operative infections ... 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
Mike Everly, Bees & Trees Manuka Honey Founder and Dr. Samuel Ramsey

October 23, 2019

“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.  To help do our part, we are launching a progra... 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
Mike and Shannon Everly with cute girl in bee costume at Apimondia

September 11, 2019

Mike Everly Attends Apimondia Conference

Bees and Trees Founder Mike Everly, his wife Shannon, and head NZ beekeeper Raul Orban-Mateas are in Montreal for the 46th Apimondia (International Federation of Beekeepers’ Ass... Read More
Woman holding her abdomen, bellyache

August 23, 2019

Manuka Honey Aids Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

If you or someone you know suffers from Ulcerative Colitis, you may get relief by adding Manuka honey to your daily regimen.  "Manuka honey consists of various substances which ... 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
Pro Golfer, Phil Mickelson uses Manuka honey

July 17, 2019

Pro Golfer, Phil Mickelson, Uses Manuka Honey as Part of His Healthy Regimen

British Open: Phil Mickelson gets himself and his game in shape   PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland —  Phil Mickelson has been fixated on his swing lately, but not the one that won h... 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

National Pollinator's Week

June 17, 2019

It's National Pollinator Week!

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Pollination Fast Facts from the Pollinator Partnership:  ... 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
Microscope

May 30, 2019

Manuka Honey Could Provide the Key to a Breakthrough Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Manuka honey could provide the key to a breakthrough treatment for cystic fibrosis patients following preliminary work by experts at Swansea University.  Dr Rowena Jenkins and D... 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

Is Something Wrong With My Manuka Honey?

January 24, 2019

Is Something Wrong With My Manuka Honey?

From time to time we receive questions from our customers.  We like to share these questions because it helps to educate and inform others who may have the same questions.  If y... Read More
Toko School Children learning about bees

November 26, 2018

The Queen Has a Big Yellow Bottom!

There's never a dull moment when you are keeping bees!  Our little friends at the Toko School have some news to report. Hive #4 lost it's queen and a few bees are swarming, but ... Read More
Manuka Honey dripping from spoon

November 15, 2018

Manuka Honey Enhances Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration, Inhibits Cancer Development and Progression

Honey has been known for its therapeutic properties since the time of ancient civilizations.   Modern scientists have been catching up with this time-honored knowledge in recent... Read More

Shawn Seale at SOHO Expo, Bees & Trees booth

October 31, 2018

2018 SOHO Expo

Bees & Trees will be attending our second tradeshow!  We'll be exhibiting at the SENPA SOHO Expo!  SOHO is an acronym for "Showing Others Healthy Options."  This expo is ... Read More
Toko School Children examine bee hives

October 12, 2018

A Super Exciting Day at the Toko School!

The children at the Toko School have split their hives! With Raul's help of course. ;-) Read about all their work (and fun!) on their latest blog post here. For our new readers ... Read More
Sweeteners, including honey

September 21, 2018

In Honor of National Honey Month, Let’s Talk Sweeteners

According to Forbes, the typical American consumes 130 lbs. of sugar each year – that’s 22 teaspoons of sugar per day!  Between processed foods, bread, pasta, rice, soda, cookie... Read More

Toko School Bee Art

September 17, 2018

The Fun and Learning Keep Going at the Toko School!

A quick catch-up for our new followers.  In September of 2017, Bees & Trees supplied a hive of bees and the time of our head Beekeeper, Raul, to the Toko School in New Zeala... Read More
New Zealand Native Forest Restoration Trust

September 13, 2018

Bees & Trees Partnership with The New Zealand Native Forest Restoration Trust

Our Manuka honey is region-specific, produced in Taranaki, which is on the west-central part of the North Island.  The areas where we produce our Manuka honey are remote even by... Read More
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research

September 06, 2018

Bees & Trees Supplies Manuka Honey for New Research on Remineralizing and Reversing Dental Caries (Tooth Decay)

Manuka honey has been well studied for its effectiveness on a wide variety of issues and ailments.  We recently posted an article on our blog journal about the effectiveness of ... Read More

Worried child in dental chair

September 05, 2018

Manuka Honey Can Be Helpful in Reducing the Bacteria and Plaque that Cause Tooth Decay

Nobody wants tooth decay, otherwise known as a cavity.  And we especially don’t want our children to have a cavity.  But unfortunately, tooth decay is all too common.  But what ... Read More
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth Image

September 05, 2018

Customer Question about Manuka Honey for SIBO

Customer: “Hi, Just heard about your honey from a SIBO summit and would like to give it a try. I'm not sure if I need to buy the higher activity product to help heal my gut-mayb... 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

Toko School Children learning about beekeeping

August 14, 2018

Hive Check!

Here's another quick update from the Toko School.  They've been checking on their hives.  Don't forget - it's winter there! Click here to read their latest blog entry. ***   Read More
Toko School Bee Art

August 02, 2018

The Toko School Children Have Been Busy Selling Their Honey!

Despite being a while since we heard from the Toko School, they have been busy learning about honey bees.  They've sold most of their honey and are learning about the life cycle... 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

Bees & Trees Tradeshow Booth

July 05, 2018

What a Great Experience at the Summer Fancy Food Show!

We had a lot of fun in New York City this past weekend at the Summer Fancy Food Show.  Wow, what a gigantic tradeshow!  The Show, established in 1954, is now the largest marketp... Read More
Summer Fancy Food Show 2018

May 31, 2018

Summer Fancy Food Show 2018

We're very excited here at Bees & Trees! We'll be exhibiting at the Summer Fancy Food Show! If you are a retailer/reseller of fine foods, stop by and see us:   B... Read More

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