Our Story

A Leading New Zealand Natural Health Company

Manuka Health was founded in 2006. Inspired by the knowledge that New Zealand bee products hold special and unique health properties, we were driven by a desire to use science to understand and harness these unique natural products, and to share them with the world. 

Today Manuka Health is made up of a growing team of dedicated specialists (about 1.5 billion bees and 140 humans), who carefully craft and nurture our Manuka honey, Propolis, Royal Jelly and New Zealand Gourmet honey to capture the living energy of New Zealand nature.

Our Focus & Care

Manuka Health are leaders in Manuka honey and Propolis science. We have spent years discovering their secrets and protecting and optimising the purity and extraordinary natural properties of these complex bee products. This intricate knowledge and depth of care means you can trust our premium products are exactly what they promise to be.

We manage and nurture every step of the process from the hive to production to packaging – all in our own facilities in New Zealand. This means we can ensure that you are getting authentic and premium natural bee products that are tested and guaranteed for purity and grade.

New Zealand Born and Based

We are proud producers of New Zealand bee products. We source, process and pack our core bee products in New Zealand, which ensures they adhere to New Zealand’s rigorous quality standards.

Leaders in Bee Product Science

Bee products are all we do. We are 100% focused on unlocking and sharing their health-giving potential and have led the way in Manuka honey & Propolis science. We are dedicated to discovering and optimising the natural wonders of these products to share with consumers around the world.

Quality You Can Trust

We control the whole process from hive to production to packaging, all in our own facilities in New Zealand. This means you can be sure you are getting authentic and premium natural bee products that are tested and guaranteed for purity and grade.

Sustainability At Our Heart

Our focus and care starts right from our hives, where we are passionate about our hardworking bees and have a deep respect for the beauty and purity of the land. We are committed to making our premium New Zealand bee products sustainably. This means never compromising on the health of our bees and ensuring we maintain the pristine beauty of New Zealand nature. 

Remote, Untouched New Zealand

New Zealand’s unique and isolated environment is the home of diverse plant life that produces powerful natural compounds with remarkable health properties.

Manuka honey is the ultimate combination of natural plant power and bee magic. For the best quality Manuka honey we need not only happy healthy bees, but also the best land to place our beehives on.

We ensure our bees get access to the very best Manuka areas of New Zealand through long-term partnerships with landowners who are just as passionate as we are. These regions are wild and pristine, dense with Manuka bush, usually only accessible via helicopter or rough tracks.

Our Bees

Bees are not only responsible for wonderful natural products like honey, Propolis and Royal Jelly, but they also play an essential role in the world’s ecosystem. It is vital to protect and respect the bees.

At Manuka Health we are passionate about our hardworking bees and committed to making our high grade range of New Zealand honeys sustainably. We work with our landowners and beekeepers to make sure that our bees are nourished, nurtured and protected all year round, whilst they are hard at work making our delicious Manuka Health honey and other bee products.

Because we access remote, pristine environments, there is very little risk of herbicides and pesticides being present in the environment - which is one of the biggest risks to bee health. And of course we also test the honey to ensure it is free of pesticides, antibiotics and other contaminants.