Australian Native Bee Honey Benefits
If you read this article, you probably may have heard about Manuka Honey and its medicinal and healing properties. But have you ever wondered about how and where it’s made and the role of the bee in it? In this article, we will discuss the areas where Manuka gathered, pay attention to the fine detail of how honey is made, the bees live, and will select a jar of Manuka Honey for your needs.
When buying any product, it is quite a useful habit to notice it’s ingredients and knows whether it’s useful or harmful. It is not just mere words, since unscrupulous manufacturers may hide bad components under pretty words. As for Manuka Honey and its production, it is crystal clear, therefore let’s go deeper to the Australian Bees and how they made the best honey around the world.
This honey has so many properties and uses, that we can’t but uncover the way it is produced.
The Place Manuka Come From
The real Manuka Honey is native to Australia. It is said that a long time ago when nobody knew about honey properties, farmers used to remove Manuka Trees as if it is a weed. The antibacterial properties are precisely in the Manuka flowers. So, when bees arrive at the flowers, they take this unique nectar to their hives to store in honeycombs.
Manuka Trees can be considered as unique because the location of their growth is specific, primarily in New South Wale, Queensland, and Tasmania. As we said in previous articles, we place our hives in the best-unspoiled areas so that bees can perform their work calmly. The time of Manuka flowering is restricted and lasts only from two to six weeks. The unique combination of natural ingredients also makes Manuka Honey a rare product and a super nature present.
How Is Manuka Honey Made?
You have probably thought about how beekeepers collect honey and don’t afraid of the bees. The answer is simple. Honeybees ignore people since they mind their own business. Many people think that when bees are buzzing, they warn us to step away, and that is a threat, but in fact, everything is different. Buzzing is their sound as a response to the beauty around, the sunny weather and a warm home; just like people are happy about the good morning.
The bees that produce Manuka Honey is the European honeybees. This species was imported to Australia by European people and constitute as the most common bees around the world.
Each Bee Has Its Role
Each bees’ hive consists of more than 40,000 little golden-black workers. This is their home, the place of living, breeding, and producing Manuka Honey. The exciting thing about bees is that they are just as a superorganism and are so well-coordinated that they act as a one being. And every little bee in this colony has its role; it can be anything, starting from keeping the hive clean and ending with controlling the efficiency when making honey.
It can be surprising, but all workers are female, and each honeybee needs to pass through various levels in the hive to have the ability and experience to fly out of the home to seek flowers’ nectar.
What Do Bees Eating
Honey is not the only meal that bees eat; they also can feed yourself with sweet secretions of other insects, floral nectaries, and pollen. They also eat bee bread for growing bees to feed. Honey is the source of carbohydrate, and pollen is a bees protein. The bees just as athletes need a high-quality diet to maintain their organism healthily and strong; since every day, they spend so much energy on collecting nectar. The well-done bees diet is the secret of super honey because they can fly far away from hives to collect the best nectar.
There is a frequent question about honeybees, what will be left for bees if we take the honey to sell it? It is okay because bees always gather, store, and make a lot more honey than produce. That’s why there is a lot of honey for us to take. But it is also crucial to leave enough honey for bees to eat in winter.
How Is Honey Made and Stored?
The Manuka starts flowering in the middle of November. The flower begins at the very top of the manuka tree, and it’s slowly working its way down so you can see that once the flower opens and next, the nectar sits at the very tip of the flower. The bees come along, suck that out, take it to their little honey sack and take it back to their hives. Little golden bees have two stomachs, one for eating and second for storing the gathered nectar. This second stomach serves as a vat where the nectar mix with the enzymes.
At first sight, you can think that bees are just simple insects and don’t perform anything special except honey, but it is not really so. Some bees store Manuka nectar, another honeybees work as a team and waving with their wings to vaporize water from the collected nectar. This process not only turns sugar into honey but also activates those unique medicinal properties.
Crucial Features For Bees To Make a Good Honey
The weather plays a leading role in the bees’ life. When it’s sunny outside, honeybees are just comforted to collect nectar because Manuka Tree produces flowers only in warm weather.
Just the right weather conditions are perfect for bees to make quality honey and store them in the hive. So, when it is windy, not only pollen but also flowers can be blown away.
To be sure that bees gather nectar only from Manuka Tree, we need to put the hives close to the places where it is growing. We have a testing method to make sure that the collected nectar is taken only from Manuka Tree.
Boost Your Immunity With Manuka Honey
We know that you are already well aware of how and where Manuka made, but the question arises “Which jar of honey is best for immunity boost and which is good for a tea party?”.
In the previous article, we have already talked about elite Manuka Honey and reviewed the best elite jars with the highest MGO. Now we want to make a quick trip from the lowest to the most top jars for you to know what to order.
The Manuka Honey jar that has MGO 30+ to 150+ can be considered as a maintenance dose for health. If you want to heal your sore throat, check the next jars.
Honey, with minimal activity for medicinal purposes, contains in jars with MGO 260+, 400+, and 550+. That activity can boost your immunity and keep you healthy.
If you are suffering from digestive problems, then you can definitely choose any of our Manuka Honey where is MGO 800+, 1000+, and 1200+.
Manuka Honey can solve more serious problems as wounds of various origins, burns, ulcers, oral problems, or fever with MGO 1443+ and 1717+. It is the most powerful honey we have in our store.
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