Common FAQs About High-Quality Manuka Honey

07 July 2022

Joining as a partner with Midlands Apiaries is an exciting opportunity for your brand to explore new horizons with our extensive supply of wholesale Mānuka honey. You may be familiar with Mānuka honey, or this might be your first step into a new world - either way, this article will make sure your foundational knowledge is solid.  

Here, you’ll find several frequently asked questions about high-quality Mānuka honey. From understanding the key markers of pure Mānuka honey to exploring the extensive turnkey honey operation conducted by Midlands Apiaries, you’ll be ready to bring your business to market in no time. 

What’s The Difference Between Manuka Honey and Regular Honey? 

Pure monofloral Mānuka honey is different from your conventional honey as it’s derived from the Mānuka nectar of the native flower. Many traditional honey variations are multifloral, meaning the nectar used to make them comes from several different flowers, but monofloral Mānuka honey means it’s come from that one type of honey. 

Another notable feature of Mānuka honey is its iconic caramel colour and viscous texture. Although you can find creamed multifloral honey, there is a unique look to pure unadulterated Mānuka honey. The taste has also been recognised for being exceptionally unique - offering an earthy taste with subtle nutty notes. 

Find out more about the difference between monofloral and multifloral Mānuka honey.


What is UMF? Should I Consider It For My Business? 

The Unique Mānuka Factor or UMF™ is a grading system for pure Mānuka honey. Considered by most to be the gold standard for determining Mānuka honey purity, UMF™ considers all essential factors and ingredients found within pure Mānuka honey.  

Midlands Apiaries are proudly expert producers of UMF™ certified Mānuka honey. If you’re looking to grow your Mānuka honey business, you may wish to consider using UMF™ Mānuka honey for your products. This unique certification has gained recognition worldwide as the best Mānuka honey you can buy. By offering your customers UMF™-certified Mānuka honey, you’ll already be off to a good start as potential consumers will be aware that you are selling the real deal. 

Find out more about why UMF™ certification is integral to your business.

Does Midlands Apiaries Test Our Manuka Honey? 

The expert technical staff of Midlands Apiaries work in a state-of-the-art laboratory that is purpose-built with high-tech equipment to test each batch of our pure Mānuka honey. We conduct tests at every stage of honey production to ensure purity and consistency. The total honey solution for your brand is of utmost importance to us; we always strive for perfection.

With our meticulous checks and balances, you’ll take comfort knowing that we provide a commitment to your private label brand every day of the year. Independent IANZ-certified laboratories also perform tests to ensure our products comply with the most stringent quality standards. Focusing on our high-quality production process, we’re also capable of tracing all of our honey. Our in-house laboratory allows us to test honey at every stage of production because world-leading quality is our benchmark in everything we do.

Can Midlands Apiaries Assist With Manuka Honey Packaging, Marketing, and Exporting? 

Midlands Apiaries has the know-how in several key areas of successful brand development and launch as a total honey solution for your Mānuka honey brand. Our complete operation also includes the highly-skilled expertise of a state-of-the-art packing facility, knowledgeable export and logistics team, and a marketing division that has brought several private label Mānuka honey brands to the market. 

Our exporting compliance is second to none, with label compliance being an essential factor in exporting bulk honey to ensure products are not held up in customs or rejected at the border. We take care of all the documentation required to ship to any country worldwide, arranging shipping schedules, documentation, and loading. Our team knows what to put on a label and can help you make sure it’s right the first time. 

Does Midlands Apiaries Have Enough Manuka Honey Supply For My Business? 

Midlands Apiaries runs an extensive operation that spans the entire nation. Our capacity and continuity of Mānuka honey supply means we can deliver what you need and when you need it. These traceability processes ensure the highest quality and authenticity of our honey.

We exist within a strong network of local beekeepers that keep our dedicated transport truck busy - driving around New Zealand to source a wide range of honey. With our large-scale capacity, and a network of suppliers across the country guaranteeing our continuity of supply - we can deliver consistent Mānuka honey for your business. 


Midlands Apiaries Can Provide You With 100% Pure New Zealand Manuka Honey

Midlands Apiaries is the perfect partner for your brand. Wherever your business sits in a specific industry, i.e. skincare, natural foods or genuine Mānuka honey provider - we have all the latest technology and expertise to deliver what you want and when you need it. In addition, our widespread Mānuka honey supply and production operations can work with you to achieve your goals. 

We also offer the services of a highly knowledgeable sales & marketing team. So if you’re looking to bring a fantastic brand to market, our team of professionals can plan a pathway to your launch. With an extensive network of honey supplies and laboratories - Midlands Apiaries can provide your business with everything it needs.

Additionally, as the largest New Zealand supplier of wholesale Mānuka honey globally, Midlands Apiaries knows a thing or two about quality. An accredited, independent laboratory tests each batch of Mānuka honey from Midlands Apiaries for certification. We are very aware of the stringent requirements set forth by UMF™HA (Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association). Our undeniable expertise in crafting Mānuka honey will give your business the necessary confidence to consistently deliver quality products. 

Get in touch with us today for more information about how Midlands Apiaries can make for a beneficial partner in your budding business. 


You’ll be ready to bring your business to market in no time.