NZ Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Manuka Standard

New Zealand manuka honey is produced by bees collecting nectar from the manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium) growing in New Zealand.

The NZ Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a definition that can be used to authenticate whether or not a particular honey is New Zealand manuka honey.

Under the MPI definition there are two categories of manuka honey:
  • Monofloral Manuka Honey.  This honey is from the manuka bush (Leptospermum scoparium) growing in New Zealand
  • Multifloral Manuka Honey.  This honey is a blend containing some manuka honey and honey from other floral sources