Bees, butterflies and hoverflies are commonly referred to as nature's main pollinators. However, bees specifically play the most important role inmonofloral Manuka honey production. While they are integral to the food supply in general, pure Manuka honey is just one of the many commodities that would be lost if bees were to die. Additionally, we need to pay more attention to their importance as they are essential for providing the varied, colourful, and nutritious diets that we require and expect.
Bees are incredibly efficient at pollinating, allowing plants to grow, reproduce, and produce nectar for eventual Manuka honey production. The bees achieve this by transferring pollen between flowering plants, which is vital to the cycle of life.
This blog is going to outline the key steps of how honeybees produce PURITI’s premium Manuka honey and why keeping them alive is important for both sustainability and economic purposes.
How Do Bees Produce Pure Manuka Honey
PURITI’s luxurious monofloral Manuka honey production begins with the collection of nectar from the Manuka flower by the bees. However, unlike most flowers, the Manuka flower only blooms for very short period throughout the year - six weeks at the most. The bees will typically bring the nectar back to their hive and begin “working” the honey into the pure gold that we have all come to love.
The raw Manuka honey then sits inside the honeycomb cells while the bees fan it with their wings. This process creates the rich, golden, creamy velvet texture that gives PURITI’s Manuka honey its iconic look. However, to maintain the freshness of the honey, the bees create beeswax caps to preserve each cell.
After this premium example of nature's finest is carefully tended to by our skilled and conscientious apiarists, it is ready for extraction, and we pack the honey into a sumptuous jar that has eleven anti-counterfeit measures to guarantee luxury.
What Can We Do To Ensure Bees Remain Healthy
Firstly, there are several public organisations that have programs in place to assist in bee protection. For example, the New Zealand Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsors "Bee Aware Month", held every September to educate the public on the important issue of bee health.
At PURITI, we take numerous precautions to prioritise the safety and health of honeybees while producing sustainable and conscientious Manuka honey. We partner with Trees for Bees, a not-for-profit organisation based in New Zealand that focuses on keeping pollinators happy and healthy while also providing a more sustainable food supply for bees.
Furthermore, we source our raw Manuka honey locally from beekeepers who harvest it respectfully towards the bees and their environment. This approach ensures that we are not only producing top-quality honey but also promoting sustainable beekeeping practices that protect the environment and support the ecosystem.
PURITI Can Provide You With 100% Pure New Zealand Mānuka Honey
At PURITI, we produce sensational, creamy and untouched UMF™-certified Mānuka honey that exceeds all requirements to guarantee purity and potency. EachMānuka honey product we sell exceeds the minimum leptosperin and MGO concentrations set by UMF™HA. As a result, consumers can buy from PURITI confidently, knowing that we are only selling 100% genuine New Zealand Mānuka honey.
In the realm ofgenuine Mānuka honey, this variety holds immense significance, and at PURITI, we understand its importance better than anyone. For years, raw Mānuka honey has captivated both scientists and the general public, thanks to its unique properties and limited availability, making it a highly sought-after commodity that screams nothing short of pure luxury.