Not all honeys are created equal.

Every batch of our Mānuka honey comes with its own Unique Mānuka Factor (UMF™) rating. After being recommended by Dr Peter Molan, lead researcher into the properties of Mānuka honey, the UMF™ rating was developed by the UMF™ Honey Association and only given to those who meet the strictest of New Zealand standards. This was because it was found that not all Mānuka honey expressed the same efficacy when it came to fighting harmful bacteria, or healing wounds.

The UMF™ grading system uses the most comprehensive and transparent test currently available for Mānuka honey, and appraises natural, signature markers such as pollen count, Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal (or MGO). While MGO is the key to determining the UMF™ grade of Mānuka honey, it cannot be used on its own to prove whether a honey is genuine.

The Honey Collection’s UMF™ strength ranges from 12+ to 15+. The higher the number, the higher the concentration of these compounds, the more targeted the usage for common wellness remedies.

We are proudly licensed members of the UMF™ Honey Association. This mark is our way of assuring the quality, purity and authenticity of every batch. Not all honey is equal, which is why you should always look for a UMF™ rating.