The Forsyth Island Honey is 100% pure, authentic Manuka Honey
Forsyth Island Manuka Honey MGO 100+ honours the spirit and all that we love in Aotearoa, “Land of the Long White Cloud”. The pure, authentic monofloral Manuka honey with earthy flavour is a unique batch harvested from beehives situated on that Island in the 2021 season. Manuka Honey is famous for its antiviral and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Beekeeping in the Marlborough Sounds
The Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand is one of the fascinating maritime sceneries on earth. With 1500km of New Zealand’s coastline, Marlborough Sounds is a collection of ancient sunken river valleys filled with the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Forested hills rise steeply from the sea around an intricate coastline of sheltered inlets and sandy bays. One of these bays, called Maori Bay, is a base for our beekeepers.
Our Beekeepers must travel by boat to check our beehives’ sites and harvest the New Zealand Honey. Therefore, the most important member of our Marlborough Sounds team is our Captain, who transports our beekeepers to the untouched natural areas where our bees collect the pure Manuka nectar. Close by our Maori Bay base is situated the unpopulated island called Forsyth Island, where our bees found a haven. This Island of 700 hectares is a valuable natural monument of pristine fern forests and fragrant Manuka trees settled amongst impressive cliffs and isolated beaches.
Honey was created in collaboration with Forsyth Island’s management
Science of Honey
Honey has been used since ancient times for its special properties. Good quality honey can contain beneficial plant compounds including antioxidants. It contains high levels of glucose and fructose, a natural alternative to those wishing to avoid refined sugar. However, the composition of a honey batch depends on the floral source(s) available to the bees that produced the honey.
Nelson Honey operates a team of beekeepers and has hives located throughout the beautiful regions at top of the South Island of New Zealand. Hives enjoy spectacular and remote locations including Maori Bay in the Marlborough Sounds and Rainbow Station in St Arnaud.
Here at Nelson Honey we can trace our honey back to the hives they came from and our team of beekeepers maintain the health and happiness of all our bees.
There has been much research done on the components of manuka honey, leading to worldwide acclaim of this wonderful honey.
Manuka Honey is unique to New Zealand and its special benefits have been a traditional part of folklore throughout New Zealand’s settled history.
At Nelson Honey, we test all our Manuka Honey for MGO (Methylglyoxal) activity along with other chemical markers to ensure that it is authentic manuka honey. Methylglyoxal is expressed as a minimum number of mg/kg and scientific evidence has confirmed it as being a key compound that occurs naturally in Manuka honey.
While Manuka Honey is extremely well-known for its special properties, our Honeydew Honey has some special characteristics. It contains complex sugars called Oligosaccharides.
Average Nutritional Value per 100 g
||1,340 kJ (320 kcal)
|Riboflavin (vit. B2)
|Niacin (vit. B3)
|Pantothenic acid (B5)
|Folate (Vit. B9)