Our New Zealand Mānuka honey comes from wild New Zealand landscapes, untouched by humans and hidden from the world.
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This is honey for the people. A blend of pure Mānuka and native New Zealand bush honey. Use it as part of your daily well-being ritual.
Helicoptered into remote locations in New Zealand’s beautiful Taranaki region, our hives are placed where the bees can work in peace. Deep in native Mānuka scrubland, they are able to produce some of the most potent Mānuka Honey in the world.
In a remote location on the west coast of New Zealand - away from the pesticides and harms of modern agriculture - we work in harmony with the bees. Hidden is about family and sustainability. It is a collaboration of close-knit friends and brothers with a passion for the environment and the protection of our bees. In a few precious hot summer weeks, we collect and harvest small batches of some of the purest raw Mānuka honey in the world.
Our Hidden brothers are passionate about bringing pure New Zealand Mānuka honey to the world. Every Summer, they work alongside the bees to create small batches of pure, raw Mānuka honey with elevated medicinal properties and health benefits. The Brothers Selection Range has been harvested for the more discerning honey connoisseur. A generous gift or to use when the body calls for some much-needed support.
Undertaken by our own expert beekeepers, the hidden harvest is careful and sustainable.
Taking only what we need, we harvest in small batches. traditional hand pressing and meticulous testing ensures no contaminants, whilst retaining the exquisite flavour profiles and Natural benefits.
Deep in the untouched Mānuka scrublands is where you’ll find our bees making the honey for our Discovery Range. Sourced from the young Mānuka bushes, Mother Nature ushers in her healing gold. Harvested to support daily wellness, our Discovery Range New Zealand Mānuka honey is the perfect way to enhance your morning well-being rituals with a spread here and a dollop there.
Mānuka honey is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. It only comes from New Zealand and is made from the nectar bees collect from the flowers of the native Mānuka bush.
Mānuka honey has a much higher level of enzymes than regular honey, and three chemical compounds give it healing properties:
Also known as MGO, this gives mānuka honey its unique antibacterial properties.
Found in Mānuka nectar, eptosperin helps differentiate mānuka from other types of honey.
The DHA compound is found in the nectar of the mānuka flower and is converted to MGO when it is turned into honey.
For centuries cultures around the world have used honey to support health and well-being. The earliest known use for honey as a medicinal prescription is found in Sumerian clay tablets that may be almost 4000 years old.
But what makes Manuka honey superior when it comes to supporting healing and general well-being?
Mānuka honey is exclusive to New Zealand. It is sourced from the native Mānuka plant. The Mānuka plant has been used in healing practices for hundreds of years by Māori
The enhanced medicinal benefits of Mānuka honey were discovered by scientists in 1981. They found it contained considerably higher levels of enzymes than regular honey and the active agent methylglyoxal (MGO). The enzymes create a natural hydrogen peroxide that works as an antibacterial. The higher the MGO present in the Mānuka honey, the more potent it is.
How Mānuka honey is used to support health and well-being today
Not only does Mānuka honey contain antibacterial properties, but it is also full of minerals, including calcium, magnesium and phosphorus and trace elements of iron, zinc and selenium.
For general health and well-being, try a teaspoon (10g) of UMF10+ per day. If you’re looking to boost your energy during the winter months, choose a higher UMF level, such as 15+, with a greater concentration of MGO. You can also apply Mānuka honey to cleanse your skin and use it as a sustainable source of energy if you’re exercising.
What is the difference between MGO and UMFTM?
MGO stands for Methylglyoxal - this is an active compound that is only available in mānuka honey and is what makes it so unique. The higher the MGO number - the higher the potency of MGO available in the honey.
UMF ™ stands for Unique Manuka Factor. It is the most comprehensive, independently certified and internationally recognised quality assurance system for New Zealand mānuka honey.
The UMF™ system is designed to validate mānuka honey potency, authenticity, purity, shelf life and freshness for honey producers, brands, customers and consumers around the world.
UMF™ measures four factors:
Methylglyoxal (MGO) – as mentioned above, is a key potency measure for New Zealand mānuka honey.
Leptosperin – unique to mānuka honey, created in nature and unable to be added to honey.
DHA – this converts to MGO over time. In correct amounts, it ensures that the MGO levels will remain as tested throughout the life of the product.
HMF – indicates whether honey has been overheated or stored for too long, which can reduce shelf life and potency.
Genuine New Zealand Mānuka honey contains a unique range of medicinal properties, which include prebiotics, oligosaccharides amino acids, polyphenolic and other plant-derived compounds.
Studies have revealed that antibacterial properties are found in Mānuka honey which can be used to treat wounds and burns. It has also been found to support inner health.
It is perfect if you're looking for a natural sweetener that supports a healthy lifestyle.
You can use raw Mānuka honey as a sugar replacement in hot drinks, as a spread on toast, as an ingredient in baking, as part of a cheese platter or on breakfast foods. You can eat it plain or even apply it to your skin.