Genuine UMF Manuka Honey - UMF Licence No. 1001
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Manuka Honey from New Zealand is World-Famous for its Special Attributes & Unique Qualities

SummerGlow Manuka Honey UMF16+ is top grade Manuka Honey highly-revered and sought-after for its unique natural qualities

  • Genuine NZ Manuka Honey UMF16+  (Here is the honey)
  • Proof that it is Real Genuine Manuka Honey (Here is how to identify genuine manuka honey)
  • It's Really Good Quality Honey (Read what a happy customer says)
  • Pure honey eaten and enjoyed for its unique natural qualities (Here is research showing UMF Manuka Honey is natural and safe to eat)
  • Unique Natural Attributes.  Over 30 years research reveals genuine monofloral Manuka Honey has unique natural attributes not found in other honey (more)
  • Manuka Honey Identification Project (2013-2016) shows each floral type of honey has its own chemical fingerprint and identity ensuring consumers a means of knowing which honey is real genuine manuka honey  (more)
  • Leptosperin - Present only in manuka honey.   Identifies and authenticates genuine manuka honey (more)
  • The UMF grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka Honey, and assures purity and quality (more)
  • Wound Gel Manuka Honey is used topically to support the body's natural healing of minor wounds, ulcers, infections (more)
  • Medical Grade Manuka Honey is used as an ingredient in skin creams & soap-free body wash to nourish and rejuvenate dry, sensitive, eczema-prone skin (more)
  • Skin Cream made with Colloidal Silver Cream and UMF16+ Manuka Honey to nourish and rejuvenate dry, chafed, sensitive skin (more)


The UMF Grading System - The consumer's guide and guarantee

  • UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) is a highly-respected quality trademark and grading system identifying natural unadulterated manuka honey that has the special  unique property
  • The UMF grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka Honey produced in New Zealand, and assures purity and quality (more)
  • The higher the UMF grade the greater the presence of the unique manuka honey attributes
  •  Low Grade:  UMF5 to UMF9 
  •  Medium Grade:  UMF10 to UMF15
  •  Superior High Grade:  UMF16+
  • UMF is the consumer's guide and guarantee of genuine, unadulterated natural manuka honey
  • SummerGlow is UMF Licence Number 1001


What is Manuka Honey?

  • Manuka honey comes from the crisp white flowers of the manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium), a native bush which grows in remote unspoilt areas of New Zealand
  • The word Manuka is the traditional Maori name for the plant Leptospermum scoparium growing in New Zealand
  • Some strains of New Zealand manuka honey have an extraordinary, naturally present property not found in any other variety of honey
  • Manuka honey is highly-revered and sought-after for its unique natural attributes
  • The UMF grading system is the consumer's guide and guarantee of genuine, natural, unadulterated manuka honey that has the attributes unique to manuka honey
  • The UMF grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka Honey produced in New Zealand, and assures purity and quality (More)

Latest News
Waikato-based SummerGlow Apiaries celebrates Manuka Honey certification mark
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Exciting news for the New Zealand Manuka Honey industry as the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has accepted the term ‘Manuka Honey’ as a proposed certification mark. This news is greatly welcomed by Waikato-based leading Manuka Honey producers SummerGlow Apiaries.
Waikato based SummerGlow Apiaries, says that a new study showcases the need for a definition of Manuka Honey
Wed, 1 Nov 2017
A recent article that appeared in the NZ Farmer shared an overseas study that supposedly found traces of insecticides in New Zealand honey. Waikato-based leading M?nuka Honey producers SummerGlow Apiaries are puzzled by the claim and lack of evidence provided in the study.
Get pure Manuka Honey from Waikato based SummerGlow Apiaries.
Mon, 7 Aug 2017
The delicious light golden honey with the unique herbal manuka flavour is a New Zealand favourite.  However, it is up to the seller to prove to the customer the purity of the product and this is where SummerGlow Apiaries are committed to their customers.
Manuka ID Project Gives Added Assurance to SummerGlow Customers
Thu, 2 Feb 2017
SummerGlow Apiaries of Te Kowhai, Waikato, is applauding new scientific research by the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA). The Manuka ID Project, undertaken by the UMFHA, has established a system to identify genuine, unadulterated Manuka honey, by testing for compounds found exclusively in Manuka Honey.
The Future Looks Bright for Waikato based SummerGlow Apiaries
Wed, 24 Aug 2016
The Manuka Honey industry can’t stop talking about the ‘This is Manuka Honey’ symposium, held in Auckland on 9 August, which attracted scientists from around the world and revealed ground breaking scientific discoveries around monofloral markers, adding to the ability of Manuka Honey producers like SummerGlow Apiaries to clearly identify and label their honey as genuine Manuka.
SummerGlow Apiaries Delighted with Outcome of ‘This is Manuka Honey’ Symposium
Mon, 15 Aug 2016
The eagerly awaited “This is Manuka Honey” symposium lived up to expectations for Waikato-based SummerGlow Apiaries, who have long been advocates of clear and honest labelling of genuine, monofloral Manuka Honey.
Summer Glow’s great hope for Manuka Honey Industry
Mon, 8 Aug 2016
The upcoming ‘This is Manuka’ presentation on 9th August is eagerly awaited by the team at Summer Glow Apiaries. Their hope is that there will be a level playing field in the industry, that will support them as they continue to provide authentic, genuine Manuka Honey.
Manuka Honey’s problem of proof
Thu, 4 Aug 2016
While the upcoming ‘This is Manuka Honey’ presentation is set to be exciting and progressive for the Manuka Honey industry, it is also necessary. Necessary because up until now there has been no fundamentally reliable testing system to confirm when honey is Manuka Honey. The Manuka ID Project provides science that answers the problem of proof.
This is Manuka: What you need to know
Wed, 3 Aug 2016
On Tuesday 9th August in Auckland’s CBD the UMF Honey Association will be holding a very special celebration, a presentation that could radically impact the trajectory of the Manuka Honey industry for the better. ‘This is Manuka’ is all about providing assurance for the consumer and laying the most solid foundation ever seen for defining and authenticating genuine Manuka Honey.
Birthday celebrations at Summer Glow Apiaries
Wed, 27 Jul 2016
2016 sees Summer Glow Apiaries celebrate two very significant anniversaries for founder Bill Bennett. Not only is it his 70th birthday, but this year sees the team celebrate 40 years of Bill’s full-time service to the beekeeping industry.
Hamilton's SummerGlow Apiaries To Attend UMF Association Science Symposium
Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Waikato Manuka honey producers SummerGlow Apiaries of Te Kowhai, Hamilton, are excited to be attending an upcoming symposium held by the UMF Honey Association ‘This is Manuka Honey’.
UMF Honey Association Members’ Update Issue 29, 9 May 2016
Mon, 16 May 2016
Presenting our Science in China The Association released the Manuka Classification System to an international audience at the China Bee Products Industry Conference.
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