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  Reply # 1904529 20-Nov-2017 13:10
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kobiak:

 

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Overseas pricing so rip off the locals

 

 

sad story.

 

on last trip to US, we brought manuka honey as gift to friend (UMF+10, 500g purchased here for 72 NZD).

 

She liked it, but never thought she could buy it in US. One day she saw same brand honey UMF+10 500g screaming sign "product of NZ" for 25 USD ex. tax

 

:(

 

Last Thursday at AKL airport just before departure customs hall, same honey for over 100 NZD.

 

 

 

 

Airport prices are usually a rip off. Despite being duty / GST Free, prices often more expensive than ordinary shops down town. Buying at airport is simply not worth it.

 

Cheaper Manuka Honey prices can be found with Online Shops such as PharmacyDirect or HealthPost. Do you research though.


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  Reply # 1904605 20-Nov-2017 13:26
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I've been buying Rewarewa honey from Mossops in Tauranga for years, but they also have Manuka. https://www.mossopshoney.co.nz/shop/honey/manukahoney.html

 

Their prices have gone up but still pretty good in comparison.





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  Reply # 1904668 20-Nov-2017 15:16
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Geektastic:

 

The funny thing is, I don't think the majority of the purported benefits work unless you're spreading it on a wound rather than on your toast.

 

 

 

If it's going on toast you may as well be buying the cheap low UMF stuff (says me, who gets it for free as 'rent' for having beehives in the back paddock!). Personally I do not think it is the best tasting honey NZ produces but I guess that is a matter of personal preference.

 

 

This is correct - I work with manuka honey researchers, and I used to work with Peter Molan from Waikato Uni who did a lot of the pioneering research into manuka honey and UMF before he died.

 

The UMF in manuka honey is very efficacious for healing external wounds. As soon as you eat it, it might as well be sugar syrup.

 

If you are paying the extra for manuka honey, then eating it, you are wasting your money unless you particularly love the taste. Apparently mix it with a bit of butter, then spread it on your athlete's foot, or white tail spider bite.


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  Reply # 1904674 20-Nov-2017 15:47
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BlueShift:

 

Geektastic:

 

The funny thing is, I don't think the majority of the purported benefits work unless you're spreading it on a wound rather than on your toast.

 

 

 

If it's going on toast you may as well be buying the cheap low UMF stuff (says me, who gets it for free as 'rent' for having beehives in the back paddock!). Personally I do not think it is the best tasting honey NZ produces but I guess that is a matter of personal preference.

 

 

Apparently mix it with a bit of butter, then spread it on your athlete's foot, or white tail spider bite.

 

 

 

 

But do not then eat it...! surprised






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  Reply # 1904680 20-Nov-2017 16:12
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Believe it or not we live in a day where you can buy fake Manuka honey and unfortunately some of those premium prices you pay in the supermarkets are the price you pay to buy from a trusted source..


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  Reply # 1904691 20-Nov-2017 16:39
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We get ours direct from a local bee keeper.

 

Gavin's Apiaries.

 

Got 1KG jar of Manuka Honey for $30 last time.

 

Lasts for ages.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1904707 20-Nov-2017 18:06
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I think that anyone caught buying both Manuka honey and pure NZ butter should be investigated to see if they're a dope grower or something. tongue-out


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  Reply # 1904992 21-Nov-2017 09:12
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The price isn't that unbelievable.

 

The supply is pretty much fixed and there is an international fad for it at the moment.

 

The price has to rise to the point where enough people stop buying it for supply and demand to balance.


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BlueShift:

 

Geektastic:

 

The funny thing is, I don't think the majority of the purported benefits work unless you're spreading it on a wound rather than on your toast.

 

 

 

If it's going on toast you may as well be buying the cheap low UMF stuff (says me, who gets it for free as 'rent' for having beehives in the back paddock!). Personally I do not think it is the best tasting honey NZ produces but I guess that is a matter of personal preference.

 

 

This is correct - I work with manuka honey researchers, and I used to work with Peter Molan from Waikato Uni who did a lot of the pioneering research into manuka honey and UMF before he died.

 

The UMF in manuka honey is very efficacious for healing external wounds. As soon as you eat it, it might as well be sugar syrup.

 

If you are paying the extra for manuka honey, then eating it, you are wasting your money unless you particularly love the taste. Apparently mix it with a bit of butter, then spread it on your athlete's foot, or white tail spider bite.

 

 

Honey has been used for wound dressings for centuries. May not be as efficacious as the UMF honey, but needs to be raw honey, and not heat-treated.

 

Maggots to clean out the putrid flesh, and honey to help heal.





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  Reply # 1905244 21-Nov-2017 13:23
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Have a mate who's involved with a significant producer and exporter of UMF graded Manuka honey... the industry is in the crapper due to extremely poor harvest in recent times.

 

Basically there's hardly any supply, and plenty of demand so the unit price is sky high. Despite this, the producers are currently losing money due to low volumes.

 

There's no point in complaining about the price being a rip-off. The price is set by the market and what the customers will pay. If people would pay $10,000 for a pot of honey then by definition that's what it's worth. If you don't agree you don't have to buy it.

 

 


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  Reply # 1905245 21-Nov-2017 13:25
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JimmyH:

 

The price isn't that unbelievable.

 

The supply is pretty much fixed and there is an international fad for it at the moment.

 

The price has to rise to the point where enough people stop buying it for supply and demand to balance.

 

 

The supply is worse than fixed - the harvest has been terrible in 2017. However the demand seems to be endless and insatiable. Econ 101 takes on from there, you know the answer.

 

 


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