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Hi Everyone,
I market my family's honey around Michigan at local farmer's markets. While not technically a bee keeper, I have 4 cousins who've been keeping bees since the 60's. I joined the family business to spread the good word and to gradually get us out of wholesale and into the retail sphere. Looking forward to meeting everyone and learning all I can!

I have been getting a ton of customers asking for Manuka honey. Anyone know if there is a particular enzyme only found in Manuka that can't be found anywhere else (in a domestic honey).
Jay
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Welcome! The difference In Manuka Honey and any other honey Is floral source. The mānuka tree is Native to Australia and New Zealand. I had a long time friend from New Zealand, He once told me that Manuka honey was really not their best honey. He compared it to out goldenrod honey. I enjoy them both for their individual qualities and am capable of overlooking any down sides. They are all good to me.
 

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You might follow up with Oldtimer on Beesource. He's a NZ manuka honey beekeeper. I bet he can tell you anything you'd want about it.
I do know that it has been clinically tested as a treatment for wounds and burns and is likely to be found in any hospital burn unit worldwide. I think that the clinical properties are manuka honey's main draw...not its flavor. But, again, Oldtimer would be the expert.
 
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