What makes mānuka honey so special?
For one thing, mānuka honey is rarer because collecting it is not as simple as other types of honey. It’s impossible to make bees go only to a specific plant, but they will take what’s closest, so hives have to be located in areas densely populated by mānuka trees to ensure that’s all they’re collecting. On top of that, mānuka trees only flower for a few weeks every year (2-6 weeks approx) so there’s a limited time for it to be made. And the amount of honey made each year can also be influenced by weather conditions and how much nectar the flowers produce.