Laboratory tested MGO550+ (Equivalent to NPA 15+ rating or ULF 15+ rating)
Naturally, Northern Rivers Australia team has hand-selected this amazing 100% purely Australia's Manuka Honey for your skin, tummy & tastebuds to enjoy!
100% Pure Australian Leptospermum species (manuka) Honey
Our happy bees in the pristine forests of Northern Rivers NSW Australia are the true heroes in this very sweet story. They collect the nectar from the Leptospermum Species (manuka) flowers and make this powerful honey for you. Our team at Australia’s Manuka carefully harvest the honey, have it independently scientifically tested for its potency and finally bottle it for your good health and enjoyment!
What does Active Honey mean?
The word ‘active’ refers to the honey’s ability to kill or inhibit the growth of many bacteria and fungi. This ‘Activity’ or antimicrobial quality is determined by specific laboratory tests. Not all Manuka honeys are active. Choose a honey that has been tested for activity.
Australia’s Manuka Honey MGO550+ is a rich, delicious honey. More potent activity for digestive health: contains natural enzymes & antioxidants with a pre-biotic function to aid immunity
(The higher the MGO/NPA/ULF rating, the higher the activity & efficacy)
CAUTION: Not suitable for infants under 12 months old
STORAGE: Cool place below 30 degrees Celcius away from direct sunlight. Do not refrigerate.
*Not available to send to Western Australia.
Naturally Northern Rivers Sweet Offerings by Australia’s Manuka Honey
Naturally Northern Rivers has hand selected locally grown & lovingly crafted produce from the lush soil of the deepest volcanic caldera in the southern hemisphere.
Our passionate artisans are farmers, creators and lovers of the land, advocates of sustainable and ethical practices that give back to the environment and back to our communities.
Let us introduce to you Australia’s Manuka Honey
Manuka honey comes from the nectar gathered by the bees of the manuka flower.
Naturally the Original Home of Manuka - Australia
Firstly – a bit about the manuka species (Leptospermum species) … while there is only one species in New Zealand, there are over 80 confirmed as native to Australia – 28 been scientifically proven “bioactive”. It is thought that New Zealand’s only species originally travelled there from southern Australia, after the separation of the ancient continent Gondwana.
What sets manuka honey apart from traditional honey
Manuka honey's antibacterial properties are what set it apart from traditional honey. ... Additionally, manuka honey has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. In fact, it has traditionally been used for wound healing, soothing sore throats, mouth ulcers and improving digestive issues.
These 3 key factors are found only in Manuka Honey
Leptosperin – naturally occurring chemical found only in manuka nectar (& a few very close relatives)
DHA – Dihydroxyacetone – is another naturally occurring chemical in the nectar of the manuka flower. DHA then converts to the powerhouse MGO once our busy bees turn the nectar into honey.
MGO – methylgloxal – is nature’s agent responsible for manuka honey’s unique antibacterial properties and is the key indicator of activity strength in Manuka honey.
The higher the MGO number, the more potent the antibacterial properties.
Our honeys are tested at three independent laboratories to contain the key beneficial compounds essential to bioactive manuka honey: Methygloxal (MGO), Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and Leptosperin.
Following extensive studies in both New Zealand & Australia, Australia’s Manuka Honey has been proven to contain the essential MGO property, able to inhibit growth of many bacteria & fungi.
Naturally a Family Affair
Michael Howes is the sweetest man & he truly loves & knows everything about bees! Michael & his family established the apiaries in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales in 1996 and have been supplying premium medical grade honeys, harvested primarily from their own hives to pharmacies and health food outlets in Australia & other parts of the world, including USA, UK, Germany, and Japan.
While Michael now oversees the strict quality control of the honey in their factory, he still loves to go for long walks to enjoy the pristine forest home to his precious bees. In true family fashion, Michael’s sons and sons-in-law are out and about in nature tending & caring for the beehives.
They are passionate about giving back to the earth using sustainable & ethical practices. Investment into their new production facility means it is 100% Solar Powered & off the grid.
Naturally Happy Bees, Naturally Healthy Honey
The Howes have been caring for their bees and harvesting Australia’s Manuka honey ethically, naturally and without the use of sugar feeding, antibiotics or veterinary pharmaceuticals.
In other words, they always leave enough honey for their bees and don’t boost them up artificially.
Australia’s Manuka Honey bees are located in the pristine forests of Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia. The beekeepers help their bees follow the seasonal flora & pollen throughout the year to strengthen, nourish & keep them happy & healthy. This keeps the bees in prime shape to gather the nectar from the Manuka flowers annually in October and November!
Naturally extracted & delivered to you
Australia’s Manuka Honey use only cold extraction methods and minimal processing to help preserve the many beneficial health giving properties of premium quality honey.
There is Sweet Love in each jar from our Naturally Northern Rivers Bees!