SummerGlow Apiaries - A Name to be Trusted
Good People - Great Honey - Real Honest Mānuka
SummerGlow Apiaries Ltd is a family-owned and operated New Zealand beekeeping company run by husband and wife team, Bill and Margaret Bennett, their son Alan Bennett and son-in-law James Jeffery.
Our family has been beekeeping for over 43 years and producing honey from New Zealand's beautiful native bush and pastureland for over 43 years. We really know our honey.
We now have more than 3500 beehives located in the greater Waikato region, in the pristine bush areas of the northern King Country and in the remote Forgotten World region of north Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand.
When the news came out in 1991 from The University of Waikato about the exceptional properties of UMF Mānuka Honey we concentrated our efforts into the production of this exciting and unique honey. This involved establishing meticulous hive management practices to ensure that our manuka honey is as pure as possible and not mixed with other honeys.
In 1995, after realising how little is really known about UMF Mānuka Honey and that very little was being done to promote this special honey, we set out to inform people of its natural properties so that people will be better informed when purchasing the honey and those with a need can benefit from it.
In 1995 we established the world's very first website about mānuka honey. At that time our website was one of just two honey websites worldwide and the only website about mānuka honey.
In 1998 we pioneered the establishment of the now highly-revered and trusted quality trademark UMF.
We specialize in the production of high grade Mānuka Honey UMF16+ which, for the past 24 years, we have sent directly to customers worldwide
UMF Licence Number 1001
In 1995 we were the very first to differentiate between the two types of mānuka honey and the first to make high grade UMF16+ Mānuka Honey available to people who could benefit from its unique qualities.
Our UMF Licence number 1001 shows our dedication to and historical involvement with this very special honey.
We send our Genuine New Zealand Mānuka Honey UMF16+ direct from us the Producers here in New Zealand to you the Consumer
"To see people worldwide benefit from the unique qualities of genuine UMF Mānuka Honey of the highest quality....because we care!"
Single Source Pure Natural Honey - This is Really Good Quality Honey
All the honey we sell is produced by our own bees from mānuka areas and native bush areas which we own and in which we have had hives for the past 42 years. We do not buy honey from any other beekeepers.
We have full control of the quality, purity and traceability of all the honey we sell. We know exactly where our honey comes from.
- Pure New Zealand honey
- Produced and packed in New Zealand
- Totally pure natural honey - nothing added
- Our honey contains no additives or chemicals
- We do not feed sugar to our honey-producing hives so there is no risk of added sugar getting into our honey
- Click here for proof of the quality and authenticity of our honey
- Totally natural and safe. Click here for clinical trial showing natural unadulterated Mānuka Honey UMF20+ is safe to use.
"THIS IS REALLY GOOD QUALITY HONEY" Read here what our happy customers say
Strict Testing Procedures - Quality Guaranteed
Every batch of SummerGlow Mānuka Honey UMF16+ is tested before and after packing guaranteeing it is totally true-to-label.
* Genuine mānuka honey
* Top quality
* Actual test grade UMF19.6
* Very high Leptosperin 1010
Leptosperin is a compound found only in mānuka honey and is a good indicator of the "mānukaness" of honey. The Leptosperin level must be at least 100 for honey to be graded UMF16.
Our current batch has Leptosperin level 1010 showing it is really high grade mānuka.
We send with every order the relevant UMF Test Certificate for the honey purchased.
Highly Graded Totally Natural Honey - It Tastes Great!
SummerGlow Mānuka Honey UMF16+ is packed using state-of-the-art advanced technology that preserves and protects the honey's delicate natural enzymes from the damaging effects of heat. (Prolonged heating, as is usual in honey packing, can damage the enzymes in honey).
SummerGlow honey has high levels of the natural enzymes and a high level of the special mānuka property.
There is evidence that the enzymes combined with the special mānuka property have a synergistic effect when working together thereby enhancing the effectiveness of each component.
SummerGlow Mānuka Honey UMF16+ is pure honey of the highest quality
Meticulous Hive Management
SummerGlow Apiaries run their hives with meticulous care to ensure the mānuka honey they produce is as pure as possible, with as higher content of the special mānuka property as possible.
Our apiaries (beehives) are strategically located near extensive areas of mānuka bushes, the flowers of which produce the special nectar with the very high levels of the special mānuka property.
Our mānuka bushes flower just once a year for a short four to six week period from mid December to late January. Weather during this brief flowering period is crucial in determining the amount of mānuka honey produced making UMF Mānuka Honey a scarce resource.
We do not use any drugs for disease control in any part of our beekeeping operation.
We do not feed sugar to our honey-producing bees. At the end of each summer we set aside combs of honey which our bees have produced. These combs of honey are fed to our bees throughout winter and spring.
We have developed a unique state-of-the-art honey extraction process which ensures the honey is kept clean, pure and has all its natural qualities.
Our honey is totally pure and natural. It has nothing added and it has not been adulterated by heat or any other means.
We are very grateful to the late Dr Peter Molan for his dedicated research and knowledge and his many years of passionate study into the goodness of honey.
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