Manuka Honey New Zealand
Nestled in the wild hills and glistening rivers of the New Zealand King Country is Ruatiti Station, a honey-making utopia and the 5,000 acres of paradise we call home.
Bush Honey NZ
Not only is our New Zealand honey delicious, but it is also a fantastic source of well-being support for the whole family.
As a proud producer of genuine New Zealand Mānuka honey, we use sustainable farming practices, and we are passionate about ensuring our Manuka honey is as pure and authentic as possible. We do everything in-house, from beekeeping to hand packaging each jar of our delicious honey.
Beloved since ancient times, Manuka honey is the most sought-after honey in the world. We might be biased, but we truly believe New Zealand Manuka honey is the best there is. At Wilderness Valley, we are proud to show our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of Manuka honey production in the world as members of the Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association.
All the honey we produce is independently tested and given a UMF™ grade by Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association. This grading gives you confidence and security in the quality of the raw honey we produce.
Bush Honey NZ
Our 5,000-acre Wilderness Valley farm is located in Ruatiti Valley in the King Country, a beautiful and remote part of the world. In this location, nectar-filled Manuka trees thrive, and they are a crucial part of the natural environment. Our farm is a hill country station, so the trees protect against erosion as well as provide shelter for the wildlife in this area.
Our delicious and active Manuka honey comes from these Manuka trees. At Wilderness Valley, we have adopted sustainable farming techniques, part of which involves spreading all our beehives across the bush. This open space between hives facilitates a more natural way for bees collecting nectar, prevents the overpopulation of bees, and it also helps contribute to the quality of honey that we produce.
As well as being passionate about the land, we are also passionate about every aspect of honey production - from bees to nectar to the spoonful you use in your food. We are a family-owned and operated Manuka honey manufacturer, and we produce our honey right here on our farm. So, if you want authentic, natural bush honey from NZ, browse the options in our shop today
About Manuka Honey
Manuka honey is known as a monofloral honey. That means it is honey that comes from the nectar of one tree. In the case of Manuka honey, that is the Manuka tree. This tree is native to New Zealand and a crucial part of the landscape here in the King Country
Monofloral Mānuka honey is known all over the world for its distinctive, rich, and pure taste. It is also more viscous than other types of honey, giving it a wonderful creaminess. In New Zealand, authentic Manuka honey is independently tested and given a grade according to its level of purity and quality.
It has a high concentration of antimicrobial properties and is used in skincare, effective at healing acne, inflammation, and eczema. Another medicinal property of manuka honey is its antibacterial effect. This antibacterial activity is great for your immune system.
At Wilderness Valley, we subject every batch of our honey to this grading system as we are passionate about maintaining the highest standards of production. We also want to ensure Manuka honey remains the best variety of honey in the world.
When you buy from us at Wilderness Valley, you get 100% unadulterated, raw Manuka honey with guaranteed authenticity.
About the UMF™ Grading System
When you browse our Manuka honey shop, you will see the products are categorised according to their UMF™ grading. The products in our range are given their grade from the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association following testing by an independent laboratory, to ensure purity.
What do the gradings mean, though? The grading system analyses the presence of key chemical markers and unique signature compounds in the honey – Leptosperin, DHA, and Methylglyoxal. The higher-grade number represents higher quality. At Wilderness Valley, we produce Manuka honey in four grades – UMF™ 8+, UMF™ 10+, UMF™ 13+, and UMF™ 15+.
With UMF grading, you can trust that we only supply premium Manuka honey.