What Sets Us Apart
Leaders in producing premium Mānuka honey and bee products without compromising on quality, we always seek to create the highest standard of product available.
The Luxury of Choice
The unique cellaring of our premium range of honey enables the UMF properties of the Mānuka honey to thoroughly develop and mature and is why Manuka South consistently produce the highest standard honey available.
Our premium Mānuka honey is carefully matured after harvest, ensuring the highest MGO/UMF results are achieved before we individually pack our honey into our sustainable jars. This ensures that the natural enzymes found in raw honey are perfectly preserved, just the way nature intended and respecting the natural qualities of the raw honey.
Each vintage and region are different, and our selection process enables us to enhance the individuality of the vintage, this is what distinguishes the Manuka South honey and gives it its hall mark complexity, integrity, and consistency.
Manuka South honey is known for its smooth, rich texture, creamed to perfection. The elegant maturity gives the palate a welcoming silky consistency with earthy, toasted notes.
The intricacy of flavour and texture is achieved by our master honey craftsman that uses the traditional New Zealand methods of creaming and caring for our honey.
All Manuka South honey is blended in small batches to allow for our extensive quality control. The consistent low processing temperatures guarantees that our honey retains its natural health properties.
From the Hive to the Jar
The honeybee collects nectar from the Mānuka flower and stores the nectar in its honey sac, to carry it back home. While the nectar is in the bee’s honey sack, it mixes with enzymes and proteins, which turns the nectar into honey. To thicken (cure) the honey, bees put it into the honeycomb where they store the honey and pollen and evaporate off the water in the honey using a mixture of their combined body heat inside the hive, and air movement achieved by fanning their wings.
Patience is a virtue when collecting honey form the hive and our beekeepers always ensure to not stress out our precious bees. Honey harvest is one of those things you cannot rush, and we only take the excess honey, ensuring that our bees have enough food left to keep the hive healthy and thriving. Our beekeepers remove the honey laden frames and replace them with new ones for our industrious bees to fill with new liquid gold.
After removing the frame from the hive, it is brought to our production facility for the extraction process. Honey extraction is the process of removing honey from honeycomb to its pure liquid form. The first step is to break the wax cap that covers each cell, when that is done it is placed into the honey extractor. Our honey extraction is done through centrifugal extraction that spins the frames so that the honey flows out. Once extracted the honey is screened to remove any bits of wax.
Our premium Mānuka honey is carefully matured in temperature-controlled facilities after harvest, ensuring the highest MGO/UMF results are achieved before we individually pack our honey into our sustainable jars. This ensures that the natural enzymes found in raw honey are perfectly preserved, just the way nature intended and respecting the natural qualities of the raw honey.
Manuka South honey is known for its smooth, rich texture, creamed to perfection. The intricacy of flavour and texture is achieved by our master honey craftsman that uses the traditional New Zealand methods of creaming and caring for our honey.
All our packaging has been created using the most-stringent sustainability practices. For our Limited Reserve honey, we use recycled glass that it is 100% recyclable, and can be reused endlessly. Our rPET plastic jars are made from recycled PET with HDPE recyclable lids. These jars are BPA and Phthalates free and fully recyclable once the label is removed. rPET is a very energy-efficient packing material. We are committed to using packaging which has been sourced from suppliers who only use sustainable practices for their forest management.