Honey and The Bee high stock quality honey and bee bi-products sourced from New Zealand bees. Focussing on quality, potency, and efficacy Honey and The Bee stocks products that can help in a wide range of areas. Honey has been traditionally used human history in the health and medical disciplines as well as in beauty treatments.
The earliest evidence of a medical prescription that includes honey is from Sumer in approximately 2000 BC and we know that honey was used as a common remedy to protect against a huge assortment of illnesses in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
One of the earliest applications of honey as a beauty aid was by the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti used honey in her beauty regime – and it has been popular with famous beauties ever since.
So, in short – Honey and The Bee are continuing several thousand year old tradition of applying honey and bee bi-products to health and beauty regimens, but with modern processes and research.
What is Mānuka Honey?
Mānuka honey is a mono-floral honey produced from the nectar of the mānuka tree, Leptospermum. When eaten the flavour is described as being earthy and herbaceous, rich and complex.
What does UMF Mānuka Honey Mean?
The UMF Honey Association is the official body that oversees all use of the UMF quality trademark, in addition to supporting licensees and consumers.
The UMF Honey Association appoints auditors, who independently check and analyse samples from the Mānuka Honey marketplace to ensure that all Mānuka honey products on sale are genuine in order to protect consumers from counterfeit products.
Their program of standardised testing is place across all territories where UMF Mānuka honey products are available in the market.
What does the UMF Mānuka honey Number mean?
The grading system that is present on any UMF product has two components – the claim that it is genuine Mānuka Honey, and the number.
The number on the UMF label represent the unique signature compounds which are characteristic of Mānuka honey including the key markers of Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal. For a product to display a UMF grading it must passquality, grading, and rating tests.
The higher the UMF number, the higher mg/kg of the key markers Leptosperin and Methylglyoxal are present.
Are Honey and Bee Bi-Products Safe to Use On Skin?
Yes! The basic ingredients of our skin care products which are honey and bee bi-products like bee venom & Royal Jelly , propolis, and beeswax are all safe to apply to skin. The only thing to keep in mind is that bee venom can cause some irritation to skin, and anyone with an allergy to bees should always approach bee bi-products with caution.
How Does Honey Skin Care Work?
In many ways! There are many nourishing aspects of honey and bee bi-products including but not limited to moisturisation, anti-bacterial and bacterial balancing, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. When paired with other natural and skin nourishing substances like olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, vitamin e, and shea butter honey and bee bi-products are a winning skin care combination.
Are Both Honey and Bee Bi-Products safe to eat?
This depends – honey is, of course, safe to eat for those who have no allergies to consider.
Other honey products like honeycomb and bees wax are also safe to consume - you can eat the whole honeycomb! This includes the honey and the waxy cells that surround it.
Royal jelly is classed as possibly safe because the dose is important and it can cause an allergic reaction in those who have the sensitivity ranging from light symptoms to anaphylactic shock.
Anyone with an allergy to bee stings should be extra careful when using any kind of bee product – better to be safe!
Where Is Honey and The Bee?
Honey and The Bee calls the town of Fairlie home, located on the South Island between Christchurch and Queenstown.
You can find us at 63 Main Street, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand