The Manuka tree is native to Australia. It is here that the species originally evolved before eventually spreading to other parts of the world. Today there are over 80 different species of the plant native to Australia, all of which produce Manuka honey.
Australian Manuka honey, also known as Jellybush honey, has the unique advantage of not only utilising the most active and powerful Manuka plant species, it also is produced with some of the healthiest bees in the world. Australia is the last remaining country not infested with the disease-carrying Varroa mite. Free from this parasite, our bees are naturally healthier and unlike other beekeeping countries, the use of miticides in our hives is not necessary.
It is for all these reasons that Australian Manuka honey is considered to be the original, purest, and most powerful variety of Manuka honey the world over.