Mount Somers produces 100% Pure New Zealand Mānuka Honey and other native varieties, including Kamahi and Clover. All our honey is independently tested, and we employ advanced technologies, extensive testing and quality controls to ensure only the highest-quality honey arrives at your door.
Founded in 2016, as part of Midlands Apiaries, Mount Somers Honey continues a history of honey production & bee keeping heritage that dates back almost 100 years. Mount Somers Honey is proud to be a 100% locally owned and operated Brand with a passion for Aotearoa’s finest produce.
All Mount Somers honey is harvested and produced in some of the most clean, green and remote New Zealand locations, so you can be assured that every Mount Somers product is authentic and worthy of the “Made in New Zealand” tag.
All our Mount Somers Manuka Honey products are 100% traceable and certified by both the New Zealand Government - Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and the UMF Association: Mount Somers (Midlands Apiaries) UMFHA Licence #2888.
The Mount Somers Manuka Honey range has a uniquely rich, complex flavour and a distinctly smooth, creamy, velvety texture. Crafted to perfection by master artisans, expect nothing less than 100% pure monofloral Mānuka honey.
CERTIFIED BY THE NEW ZEALAND MINISTRY OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES (MPI) #MAL01/01
MOUNT SOMERS passes all legal requirements of the Manuka Honey Science definition as set by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). For monofloral Manuka honey to be certified, it must meet five specific attributes. If the sample fails to meet all five, the honey will be deemed as multifloral.
At MOUNT SOMERS, all our Manuka honey is completely monofloral, ensuring maximum potency. MOUNT SOMERS passes all legal requirements of the Manuka Honey Science definition as set by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).
MOUNT SOMERS is also proud to be Risk Management Programme (RMP) certified with MPI and, as such, is recognised as a food production facility by the New Zealand government. To ensure we deliver a consistent quality of products to our customers, we maintain effective communication with MPI.
We are also one of just a few New Zealand honey producers to be SQF certified. SQF is an internationally recognised benchmark food quality standard and prerequisite requirement to supply most global food retailers.
The unique UMF™® trademark is a Quality Mark certification that is internationally recognised and validates the quality of MOUNT SOMERSManuka Honey.
After rigorous independent testing and auditing conducted by accredited laboratories, this certification ensures that you’re buying the highest quality of New Zealand Manuka honey.
The UMF™ grade is primarily based on the concentration of the organic compound methylglyoxal (MGO). The UMF™ certification tests key DNA markers from the honey to determine the single-origin source as well as potency.
In order to achieve this gold standard, the Manuka Honey is tested for three unique signature compounds. The honey must be monofloral, sourced and packaged in New Zealand to ensure authenticity.