Aside from containing the world’s finest Mānuka Honey, each Manuka Emporium Honey jar holds our pledge, it carries not only the signature of our registered master beekeepers, but also a traceable batch number.
The batch number records the journey of the honey from the beekeeper and the hives from which the honey was harvested. Each jar of Manuka Emporium Honey can be traced back to its origins.
As proof of authenticity, all of our releases are laboratory tested to ensure they meet the New Zealand Government’s 2018 Mānuka Honey definition.
As Mānuka Honey contains over 200 unique compounds, we go the extra mile to safeguard its reputation which is why the Methylglyoxal (MGO) rating on each Manuka Emporium Honey jar is also tested by a recognised laboratory accredited by the New Zealand Government.
Trust Through traceability
All Manuka Emporium Honey is tested to export quality by a New Zealand Government recognised laboratory. This allows the industry to separate Mānuka Honey from other honey types, to identify it as either mono-floral or multi-floral Mānuka Honey, and to make it harder for anyone to attempt blending different honeys with Mānuka Honey to meet the definition.
To improve traceability of bee products through the supply chain, beekeepers must be listed with the New Zealand Governemnt, keep information about their apiary sites and production volumes, create an identification number for every honey box, and provide written declarations for every delivery of bee products presented for extraction.
Where bees gather nectar and pollen depends on the available blooming plants in the area. When a bee is wrestling in a flower collecting nectar and pollen, it gets covered in pollen granules which inevitably find their way into the finished honey. This pollen not only adds to a honey’s unique characteristics, but it is the traceable indicator, not nectar, to which flowers the honeybee visited during their foraging.