Mānuka trees are hardy and generally small and shrubby. They grow throughout New Zealand, except in the wetlands. They sometimes grow in association with other flowering plants, from which bees collect nectar at the same time as collecting Mānuka nectar. The resulting honey is a mixture of Mānuka and other varieties and becomes “Mānuka Blend”. It is at least 20% Manuka.
It has a taste similar to Mānuka, but not as strong. It is not assessed for UMF. It is an excellent general-purpose honey.
Waitemata Honey is not pasteurised and is packed in BPA free plastic jars.