Mount Somers Manuka honey is sourced from the most unpolluted and natural bushlands of New Zealand. Our hives have been carefully cared for by the same family for 90 years. Experienced beekeepers strategically place hives in the most pristine, unpolluted lands and forests of clean green New Zealand. We sincerely hope that you as the consumer enjoy our range of specialty honey as much as we enjoyed producing it.
All honey has some natural antibacterial property produced by hydrogen peroxide however Manuka honey is well known for its unique properties and it has been used by the New Zealand Maori people for thousands of years.
Dr Peter Molan, head of the New Zealand honey research center at Waikato University discovered that honey harvested from the nectar of Manuka has a special and unique antibacterial known internationally as non-peroxide activity (NPA). This form of activity is stable when diluted or exposed to heat, light, saliva and blood enzymes. Over 300 honeys have been tested around the world and Manuka is the only one that produces non-peroxide activity.
The Natural antibacterial activity in Manuka honey supports natural healing of wounds when applied to the skin. Taken orally it will help to soothe the digestive tract, sore throats and improves overall gut health.
Manuka honey is also abundant in anti-inflammatory properties; these significantly help in the reduction of pain, scarring and speeds up the healing process.
Every batch of Mount Somers honey is tested by a NZ Government accredited laboratory to ensure the purity and levels of health giving properties are to the highest standard.