We think it’s the bees’ knees

Potted straight from the hive, raw honey contains all the natural vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants that are lost when honey is processed.

Our raw honey is in its purest form, the way nature intended.

Raw Honey NZ Native Superfood

The raw New Zealand honey from Manuka Corner is made and harvested from New Zealand’s breathtaking Central Plateau and Southern Waikato. Our native manuka, kanuka, pohutakawa and rewarewa honeys each have their own distinct colour and flavour.

Our aim is to get the honey from the beehive to the jar and then to you with as little processing as possible.

What makes raw honey special?

When it comes to vegetables, you know that eating raw, unprocessed vegetables is better for you because they have higher nutritional value than cooked vegetables. Honey is no different.

Rich in vitamins such as vitamin C, B6, and thiamin and minerals like calcium, iron, and copper, honey is a nutritious addition to your diet. But not all honey is created equal.

Raw honey has not been heated, creamed, filtered, pasteurised or processed, so it still contains all its natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants, and other anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties.

Raw unfiltered honey contains bee pollen, which is packed with protein and has long been considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods. When honey is filtered or pasteurized, much of the bee pollen is removed and its many benefits are lost.

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Get all the benefits of the most natural honey you can buy.

We pride ourselves on producing quality raw honey and we and truly do believe our raw manuka honey is the best in the world.

Filtering and pasteurisation

Apiarists and honey processors originally started filtering and pasteursing honey to extend its shelf life, and the heating process helps liquefy the honey so it is easier to use. But these processes also remove its nutritional and anti-bacterial properties.

All honey, whether it’s raw or processed, crystallises eventually and this does not mean it has “gone off’. Honey keeps forever. There is no “use by date” on honey. Keep it until it’s gone. Crystallised honey is still fine. Just because it is granular doesn’t mean it’s lost any of its goodness, and if you want to liquify it again, put your honey container in a warm cup of water to soften it.

Raw Honey

  • Is not filtered or pasteurised: isn’t heated above above 38oc
  • Contains bee pollen and propolis, which enhance health
  • Can have wax and other larger impurities strained out but not filtered before bottling
  • Full of beneficial enzymes
  • Free from any additives
  • Crystallises quickly.

Processed Honey

  • May be chemically refined
  • Heating and pasteurisation destroy natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals
  • Filtering and processing remove many of the beneficial phytonutrients, including pollen and propolis
  • Can be sparkling clear or have a golden syrup-like consistency
  • Can be spun or blended to a creamy consistency
  • Will crystallise slowly (if at all) but has fewer beneficial health properties.

If you want to get the full benefit of honey, only buy honey that says “raw” on it.


Manuka Honey 15+ (MG 514+)



Manuka Honey 5+ (MG 83+)