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SummerGlow Apiaries applauds new Manuka Honey testing method

Hamilton-based SummerGlow Apiaries applauds a new Manuka Honey testing method.

TE KOWHAI’S SummerGlow Apiaries has welcomed news from Hill Laboratories of a new manuka testing method which could save the honey industry millions of dollars a year.

The test checks for the "Manuka factor" are in the honey. This is an indicator of antibacterial activity, used to determine whether honey is pure manuka or a blend. Not all manuka honey has the unique activity and among those that do then the strength varies.

The tests used to cost $105 each, or $315 for all three, but "this new three-in-one can achieve it for only $70.

"This initiative is an important step in the right direction. SummerGlow Apiaries applauds any scientific developments that focus the consumer on Manuka Honey's all important Non Peroxide Activity,” says James Jeffrey of SummerGlow Apiaries.

Too many companies attempt to "pass off" inferior product using made up or misleading rating scales and marketing strategies,” says James Jeffrey.

“Cheaper and more readily available testing can only serve to provide Manuka Honey consumers with further assurance that they are buying the real deal,” says James

UMF license holders are required to provide proof that their product meets or exceeds any label claims during the product's shelf life, from packing until the best before date. “SummerGlow, which holds the first ever issued UMF License, prides itself on a quality UMF Manuka Honey that is tested at least three times during the packing process,” says James Jeffrey.

SummerGlow Apiaries have been beekeeping and producing Honey for more than 37 years, and has specialised in high activity UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) Manuka Honey for the past 18 years.

In particular SummerGlow Apiaries specialises in the highest quality UMF 10+ and superior UMF16+.

“In short, buying UMF-rated Manuka Honey assures the customer that they are getting genuine Manuka Honey,” says James Jeffrey.


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