KA NOA™ UMF 25+ Mānuka Honey.
Limited Edition 2015 Harvest: 1000 pot release.
In 2015 we carefully harvested a small amount of Mānuka honey from a very isolated patch of Mānuka bush. In Spring we couldn’t access the site with our vehicles so had to carry each hive in by hand and because of the rough terrain and distance we had to trek we only managed to carry 10 hives in. It was hard going but we were excited to see how the bees would do. Come harvest time we decided to keep the honey from these hives completely seperate. We extracted it with minimal interference, only removing the wax, and in a barrel placed it in our temperature controlled honey rooms.
Some Mānuka, if collected from a pure source, will age like a fine wine
As soon as we had harvested the honey we sent a sample off to a UMF® approved laboratory. The results we received were very exciting. They showed the bees had collected from a very pure source, only collecting nectar from the Mānuka bush . They showed great growing potential in the natural chemical markers of the honey and if it was cared for meticulously it would be a UMF 25+. Some Mānuka, if collected from a pure source, will age like a fine wine. This small amount of very special Mānuka honey was aged for two years in temperature controlled rooms and tested regularly by a UMF® certified laboratory.