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…