If you have customers who are interested in natural and simple ways to stay healthy we can help. Kai Ora is a leading Māori business renowned all over the world for our innovative products using natural resources found in Aotearoa’s native forests.
Why Mānuka honey?
Mānuka Honey is one of the most unique and beneficial forms of honey in the world. Research has shown that Mānuka Honey has a considerably higher level of enzymes than regular honey and identified its active agent, methylglyoxal (MGO)—the concentration of which is widely measured in the industry to determine the potency of what’s in the jar.
These enzymes create a natural hydrogen peroxide that works as an antibacterial. Along with its anti-inflammatory effects Mānuka Honey has many benefits including helping with digestive issues; low stomach acid; treating acne and eczema; combating Staph infections; treating burns, wounds and ulcers; preventing tooth decay and gingivitis; and improving sore throats and immunity and helping with allergies.
Our operation - from hive to home
We are bulk suppliers and exporters of authentic New Zealand Mānuka honey, collectively managing over 2000 hives and are proud to have a vertically integrated operation. This means we manage the entire supply chain of our products. From our landowners, to beekeepers, to processors and marketers that enables quality control over the entire process of creating our products. This ensures both business partners and consumers can trust the quality and reliability of our products.
Sustainable harvesting practices
We celebrate more than 100 years of indigenous knowledge and discovery of New Zealand Mānuka and its health properties. We take our role as Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) seriously. We have a strong focus on creating and nurturing native forests, working with local landowners to regenerate our native forests.
We have dedicated ourselves to improving the sustainability and reliability of our operation, to ensure we always have a consistent supply of authentic Mānuka honey.
Manuka honey that is independently tested and certified
We know how important it is to be able to provide an authentic high quality product, so all of our Mānuka honey is independently tested, certified and labeled in New Zealand under the New Zealand MPI Guidelines. New Zealand has strict guidelines in place which are set by the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). Using the Methylglyoxal (MGO) grading system, MPI approved laboratories test and verify that the Mānuka Honey you are buying is authentic.
Manuka Honey - the ultimate superfood
Mānuka honey is a powerful superfood. In addition to Methylglyoxal, Mānuka contains a range of vitamins and minerals. Mānuka honey contains B Vitamins, Zinc, Calcium and Iron amongst others. The simplest way to tap into the benefits of Mānuka Honey is to consume it by the spoonful. 1 to 2 teaspoons per day directly in the mouth allow the active enzymes to be absorbed quickly, and remain undiluted.
If you're looking for a culinary range of manuka products, we've also developed an award winning range of Manuka Sauces with three delicious options:
Mānuka Honey is a beautiful raw resource for use as a beauty and skincare product – and we have developed Hana Botanicals, our own line of natural and native skincare. Working with the Internationally acclaimed Natural Skin Care Scientist Suzanne Hall, we've create a range of skincare products whose active ingredients are manuka honey, and the essential oils of both the manuka and kanuka plant, which we sustainable harvest from our pristine regenerative native forest.
This gives your business another way for your customers to experience the amazing benefits of our Manuka honey.
International Distribution with Export Expertise
We have worked hard to develop supply chains internationally and are proud to export over 30 tonnes of Active Mānuka Honey to customers in Japan, Australia, Romania, France & Switzerland. We have extensive knowledge and expertise in exporting and logistics. Offering the knowledge of worldwide shipping and import requirements, we know how to ensure a reliable supply of authentic mānuka products.
Why partner with Kai Ora
- Our experienced beekeepers strategically place hives in the most pristine lands and forests of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
- Our capacity and continuity of supply means you can rest assured knowing that we can deliver our products wherever and whenever you need.
- We operate a strict quality assurance programme with vigilant compliance and certification systems to ensure you're getting an authentic high quality product.
- We have international supply chains servicing Australia, Japan and Europe.
If you're interested in partnering with a business that has a host of innovative authentic Mānuka products that can help your business succeed we'd love to hear from you. You can contact us here to find out more about joining our hive of amazing partners.