A coastal view Our honey hives

Our Products

We pack a range of UMF® Manuka honeys into
pack sizes to suit.

We currently produce UMF 15+, UMF10+ and 
UMF 5+ Honey.

We also have available other monofloral honeys.

UMF 15+ available in: 250gm, 500gm

UMF10+ available in : 250gm, 500gm and 1000gm

UMF 5+ available in : 250gm, 500gm and 1000gm

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Unique Manuka Factor

In 1981 Dr Peter Molon Professor at Waikato University discovered that some strains of manuka bush produce honeys that have special properties, this became known as the unique manuka factor (UMF®).
Not all manuka honeys have these atributes and those that do have varying levels. By the late 1990s manuka honeys were attracting a premium price but many contain no of these unique manuka properties.
In 2002 a group of forward thinking people recognised the need for a consumer assurance program. The UMF honey assocation was set up to own and register the UMF® brand. Only UMFHA licensees may use the UMF® brand and UMFHA runs an independent in market audit program to verify that products are true to label.
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Our Operation

Our operation focus on the collection and marketing of quality manuka honey from the East Cape region. Placing our hives to gather the nectar from the manuka forests renowned for the production of high UMF® manuka honeys.
Once the honey is ready we harvest it and transport it to our base in Gisborne. Here we extract the honey from the combs and take representative samples. These samples are sent to independent laboratories to be tested for the UMF® factor. Once the results are back we are able to select the finest honeys to go into the Wild Cape jar.
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The Region

The East Cape region comprises the eastern most tip of New Zealand stretching from Maihia in the south to Opotiki in the north. Sparsely populated it is renowned for its beautiful bush clad hills and sandy beaches.
In the late 19th and early 20th century large tracts of land were leased off Maori and cleared for framing. As farming returns turned down in the late 20th century large areas were left to revert to the native manuka forests from which we collect our honey.
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