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 ?
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.
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.