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April 7, 2017

Medical Honey for Wound Care Still the Latest Resort

Although ancient Egyptians and Greeks used honey as a treatment for wounds, and despite a wide range of wounds being treated over the world with natural honeys from many different sources, MedihoneyTM is one of the pioneering certified honeys that are licensed as medical products fit for professional treatments in both Europe and Australia. The […]

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February 23, 2017

UMF mānuka honey? Buyer beware

UMF MĀNUKA HONEY? BUYER BEWARE If you want the real deal in mānuka honey you need to look for the UMF rating. It’s a popular product these days, with a high price tag – but it’s easily faked. Here are a few tips on how to get the best medicinal grade UMF honey. Always, always [...]
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April 7, 2017

Pollen Analysis of NZ Honey

This summarised the analysis of 45 honey samples from the Waikato University Honey Research Unit’s honey databank to determine whether they were aligned to the label based on pollen analysis. The study concluded that of 21 multifloral honeys that was tested were accurately labeled or very close to its labelled palynological criteria. The six exceptions […]

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April 12, 2017

Fast and global authenticity screening of honeys using NMR french 2015

A new approach has been developed in an attempt to overcome the common adulterations and quality deviations in honey. Using proton-NMR profiling coupled to suitable quantification procedures and statistical models, analytical criteria were defined to check the legitimacy of both mono- and multi-floral honey. The data used in the analysis was a wide range of worldwide […]

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April 12, 2017

Dr Stephens – The factors responsible for UMF in Manuka honey

This study explores the variability of non-peroxide antibacterial component levels in manuka honey produced in New Zealand. The field analysis results, confirmed that there is a considerable variability in the honeys, and numerous reasonings were proposed and examined.   http://www.umf.org.nz/wp-content/myimages/2017/02/Dr-Stephens-The-factors-responsible-for-UMF-in-Manuka-honey.pdf  

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April 7, 2017

Corrigendum to First Paper on NPA_MGO correcting curve

Upon review of the date from the methylglyoxal concentrations by the derivatisation method (table 2), it was discovered that there was failure to apply a multiplication of 1.87. This is to take into account dilution caused by addition of derivatisation agent to the honey solution, as well as adjusting for the density of the methoxyl […]

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April 7, 2017

DNA ID In Honey 2013

  One of the objectives of work page three within the European Research Project ‘TRACE” was to identify PCR markers for the recognition of plant species affiliated to honey. Within the project “Miel de Corse”, a protected designation of origin (PDO) honey and “Miel de Galicia”, a protected geographical indication (PGI) honey. In addition, both […]

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April 7, 2017

Near infrared spectral fingerprinting for confirmation of claimed PDO provenance of honey

Near ultraviolet spectroscopic fingerprints of Corsican honey samples were analysed by an array of chemometric tools in order to authorise their claimed origin. Genuine, unfiltered honeys (n= 373;219 Corsican and 154 non-Corsican) were gathered over the course of two production seasons, the principal goal was to create a particular spectral fingerprint for Corsican honey. After […]

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April 7, 2017

Authenticity of honey and other bee products: state of the art

Honey authenticity is determined according collectively to the Codex Alimentarius standard, the EU honey directive, as well as by differing national legislations. For other bee products, there are currently no international standards, only national ones. This review covers chiefly honey authenticity issues, and the other bee products are discussed in less detail. The review contains […]

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April 7, 2017

The Use of Australian Honey in Moist Wound Management

Honey has historically been used as a therapeutic agent, and this use dates back over many centuries. In more modern times, honey has seen a growing interest around its natural remedies, which has lead to numerous scientific investigations. Research in New Zealand has tried and proven that Manuka honey possesses unique and special healing properties, […]

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February 23, 2017

Where mānuka honey comes from

WHERE DOES MANUKA HONEY COME FROM? You might enjoy high-UMF mānuka honey in your tea, but have you ever wondered where it all comes from? Mānuka – the bush regenerator Mānuka, otherwise known as kahikatoa, is a medium-size native New Zealand tree. It’s one of the first to grow when cleared land is left to [...]
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January 18, 2017

CELEBRITIES USING MANUKA HONEY

CELEBRITIES USING MANUKA HONEY Celebrities have the uncanny ability to look good all the time – but along with that, they have some pretty bizarre beauty treatments. Bird poo facials, chili to swell your lips, plumping your face with injections of your own blood – that’s a high price to pay for perfection! Luckily, there’s [...]
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April 12, 2017

How Honey Kills Bacteria

Due to a rise in resistance to antibiotics, honey is becoming increasingly valued for its antibacterial properties. To distinguish all bactericidal factors in high grade honey, a novel approach of successive neutralisation was adopted.   http://www.umf.org.nz/wp-content/myimages/2017/02/How-honey-kills-bacteria.pdf

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February 23, 2017

High-UMF mānuka honey – have you heard the beauty buzz?

HIGH-UMF MĀNUKA HONEY – HAVE YOU HEARD THE BEAUTY BUZZ? High UMF mānuka honey’s skin rejuvenating and health properties have been well documented – it’s used to aid wound healing in hospitals all over the world.   And since beautiful skin is really about having healthy skin it makes sense that mānuka would make a [...]
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April 7, 2017

Analysis of volatile compounds in New Zealand unifloral honeys by SPME-GC-MS and chemometric based classification of floral source

  Unifloral New Zealand Manuka Honeys have a higher commercial value than the polyfloral honeys; although, identification of floral source be strenuous and time-consuming. In this study, the aim was to establish a timely and semi automated method for identifying these floral sources. http://www.umf.org.nz/wp-content/myimages/2016/11/Revell-Morris-ManleyHarris-2014-GCMS.pdf    

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April 7, 2017

Regional Annual and Individual Variations in the Dihydroxyacetone

  A new method has been formulated and validated to analyse levels of dihydroxyacetone in floral nectar of Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium). The new method was then used on samples collected for regions across New Zealand, in both the North Island and the Nelson region of the upper South Island between 2009-2012, along with some Australian […]

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April 7, 2017

Stephens Molan 2008 Pollen

Currently, there is not an industry standard for pollen analysis of Manuka Honey in New Zealand. Despite this, there is a discussion paper that was prepared by the beekeeping industry that attempts to define pollen profiles, in addition to other characteristics, of New Zealand monofloral honeys. http://www.umf.org.nz/wp-content/myimages/2016/11/Stephens-Molan-2008-Pollen.pdf    

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April 7, 2017

Indicators of Bioactivity and Floral Origin of New Zealand Honey’s

  The indicator compounds in honeys from a number of floral origins were examined. The organic substances of beech honeydew, kamahi, ohutakawa, rata and tawari were all determined by GC-MS of methylated extracts. The results from the analysis confirm the results of investigations prior, and establish ranges for marker compounds. As a result of difficulties […]

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