Introducing world-premium Australian Manuka Honey. Sustainably harvested from Medicinal Honey Forests along the east coast of Australia.
Buying this honey will improve your health, help to restore lost ecosystems and build strong bee colonies.
Gather By is a closed-loop regenerative agribusiness that works with beekeepers, farmers and indigenous landholders along the east coast of Australia to produce and market rare, pure and potent Australian Manuka honey.
The medicinal and therapeutic qualities of Manuka is well known and it's used for everything from healing infections, burns and wounds, to soothing sore throats, and boosting gut health and immunity.
Over a 5 year period, Gather By’s team of specialists tested thousands and thousands of plants for their antibacterial and antibiotic strength using pipettes to get into the nectar storage cup of the plant, making detailed notes, geocoding plant locations, and sending cuttings to specialised plant propagation nurseries.
Gather By now works with growers/landholders, to grow these special plants and produce nectar. After a few years, honeybees are brought on by Gather By and local beekeepers to extract the honey. The honey is then stored for up to 18 months at temperatures to mature its strength ready for filling in Ballina in a new, controlled process to preserve all the honey’s beneficial enzymes.
This biodiverse planting model is named the ‘Medicinal Honey Forest™ (MHF)’ which includes multiple varieties of Leptospermum plus bee fodder plants, designed to keep the bees ‘in situ’, healthy and strong, and to bring back our native fauna.
The Manuka honey that Gather By collects is packed into jars containing MGO* levels of 100, 250, 500, 800, 1000 and 2000.
The lower MGO’s are consumed for taste, general health and wellness, the higher MGO's have stronger medicinal and therapeutic benefits such as anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties with the 2000 being the most potent currently available.
(MGO stands for methylglyoxal. Methylglyoxal is a naturally occurring compound found in raw honey, and is the main factor associated with its beneficial antibacterial and antioxidant properties. The MGO rating on a jar of Manuka honey indicates its content; the higher the rating, the more methylglyoxal in that batch)