Dennis Clover

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spent half my day reading all the links and this thread.
as a dog owner, i have been guilty of buying dog food from commercial company. will make effort to make sustainable dog food for them now instead of buying
4 years ago

tony uljee wrote:A recent study done in ireland has reported that our honey made during the heather bloom has same properties as manuka---doing some extra reading i found a similar health property --as claimed for manuka--- was reported for honeys made from the chilean hazelnut and the quilla blossums ,and in arabia for acacia honey ---could we be victims of a great advertising campaign from an industry ?

this is so true....
marketing pushed up the hype and prices so much
4 years ago

Bryant RedHawk wrote:Manuka honey is so expensive because it has to be certified as coming only from the Manuka bush, you can find it on amazon for far less than the prices you posted though.

oh thats true. i googled a bit and realised manuka bush does not grow elsewhere other than NZ and some parts of australia, maybe thats why
4 years ago
can I ask if there are anyone from australia or new zealand?
This is regarding bee keeping of manuka honey.
I am sent overseas to work in HongKong and you look at the prices for these manuka honey in hongkong. The price in HKD, which i translate into USD roughly $50 USD per bottle (500gram or 17.6 ounces). I know hong kong is expensive, look at this too manuka honey in singapore.
Again roughly $40 USD for a small bottle.

does the beefarm in New zealand or australia (if there are any beekeepers) using organic or natural way that is they are producing so little honey such that it is so expensive?
I cannot imagine why else new zealand honey is so expensive at $50 per bottle.
i have not visit the new zealand nor australia but i do hear that they are more natural and organic there.

or perhaps someone can clear my confusion why the beekeeping in so expensive there?
4 years ago
Yeah man, your own harvested honey is the best food you can eat!
4 years ago

Michael Cox wrote:Bees forage over a distance of 3 to 5 miles in every direction. Unless you are considering planting an area comparable to that with manuka you won't be getting manuka honey. At best you'll get multifloral honey with  a bit of manuka nectar in it. That is not to say that planting nectar trees isn't helpful - bees will love it - but you wouldn't be able to call the honey manuka.

i see i see. i guess i am fine with not calling it manuka since i am not selling it but getting the honey for my own family to eat.
3 to 5 miles... haha i don't think i would be able to have such a wide plantation.

ok i guess going for multi flora honey instead! thanks for your advice!
5 years ago
anyone with hands on experience with these flow hives?
5 years ago
Hi guys,

are we able to grow manuka trees and keep bees to harvest manuka honey? wonder if anyone has experience with such exotic honey.
I know manuka trees are from New Zealand, not sure if we are able to grow these trees on a small scale here and have bees to harvest manuka honey for us.

waaaay cheaper than buying them
look at the prices at this site i used to visit
manuka honey comvita in hong kong

cannot remember any USA websites off the back of my mind.. oh wait, let me google it at amazon.

crazy prices. i m going to start  bee hive because its interesting work and because i want these honey
5 years ago