Tasmanian manuka honey is collected from the Tasmanian tea tree, Leptospermum scoparium. It is famous for its antimicrobial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which are the result of a substance called methylglyoxal which naturally occurs in the honey. The methylglyoxal content of our honey is independently tested, and is known to be a more accurate measure of manuka’s healing properties than the UMF rating often used in relation to New Zealand manuka honey.
The Tasmanian Honey Company Manuka Honey Bio Active
The Tasmanian Honey Company began in 1978 as the concept of Julian Wolfhagen, a beekeeper with a profound passion for Tasmania, its wild forests and the honey that they produce. Today we employ more than a dozen staff and export pure, beautifully packaged honey. Our success has largely been built on our passion for, and our commitment to the production of wild and uncompromised leatherwood honey, which we like to think of as the distillate of the wilderness. Julian was involved with bees as a child, however a re-acquaintance with bees and honey via a bottle of mead shared around the fire on a cold winters night, planted an inspirational “seed” that was to grow into what is now the Tasmanian Honey Company. The business has thrived ever since.