Why Mānuka Honey Is So Expensive | So Expensive

  • Am 25 Mai 2019 veröffentlicht
  • Mānuka honey known for being is earthier, richer, and more viscous than many other honeys. It comes from the nectar of the flower of Leptospermum scoparium - also known as Manuka, which is only native to New Zealand. Mānuka, in fact, is a Maori word.
    "The plant itself is very rare. It's difficult to harvest because the flower is only open for 12 days, and sometimes we have to use helicopters to collect this honey." John Rawcliffe from the Mānuka Factor Honey Association told Business Insider.
    Although mānuka bushes can also be found in Australia, New Zealand accounts for almost all the world's production, with exports worth 300 million NZ dollars ($204m) and expected to rise to 1.2 billion NZ ($800m) by 2028.
    Watch the video to find out what's so special about it and why it costs so much.
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    Why Mānuka Honey Is So Expensive | So Expensive


  • CallMDel
    CallMDel Vor 17 Stunden

    me in the lab and be like *dyum dyum dyum dyum dyum*
    "what test?"

  • Rasiel Suarez
    Rasiel Suarez Vor 23 Stunden

    Leatherwood from Tasmania kicks Manuka's ass ten times over. Best tasting honey in the world without question.

  • Karan Palilkar
    Karan Palilkar Vor Tag

    I'm broke

  • Řøşę黄雅智

    i never knew it was expensive ;-; cause my dad buys it in the philippines and ita cheaper than $99 but ofc its not cheap

    MAKSTR Vor Tag


  • Nat R
    Nat R Vor Tag +1

    No thanks. Support your local beekeepers

  • Golden Spectacles

    So many replayed scenes of footage in here... oof.

  • Tabrez
    Tabrez Vor 2 Tage

    I will also justify if I spend so much of money on something

  • Madison Hunter
    Madison Hunter Vor 2 Tage

    ok but i've lived in NZ my whole life and i get this stuff at the dairy for like $5

    • stz cl
      stz cl Vor Tag

      Because you live in Nz, it's expensive for e.g. say someone in the UK

  • Motley Fucking Crue
    Motley Fucking Crue Vor 2 Tage

    Dude I live in New Zealand and this shit costs like $5 here

  • dan scolaro
    dan scolaro Vor 2 Tage

    It has been proven that it's beneficial as a natural medicine for wound and ulcers healing when all other methods have failed. But this is only for external use. The consumption of the honey has no medical or health benefits. Reason, the stomach acid destroys all the active compounds. So you are paying for the taste, nothing more.

  • Kid
    Kid Vor 2 Tage

    I imagine that hallucinogenic honey they have in Nepal or wherever it is would be much more expensive...

  • Shop.with.Sarah
    Shop.with.Sarah Vor 3 Tage

    It looks like ear wax

  • Milk
    Milk Vor 3 Tage +2

    because it's not loaded with sugar and flower piss
    looking at you america

  • Shieldmade
    Shieldmade Vor 3 Tage

    I’ve seen Manuka honey in tourists shops sells for around 1,000 dollars plus for just one jar in NZ. Lol. Just buy from local beekeeper for 25 bucks.

  • Joyce Chen
    Joyce Chen Vor 3 Tage

    I have tried Manuka honey. I mean, it does have a better taste and there isn't a bitter aftertaste.

  • Hashim Zahrani
    Hashim Zahrani Vor 3 Tage

    Manuka honey does not increase blood sugar from personnel experience. It is save for diabetics. This is the reason I buy it although it is expensive.

  • Kev Matt
    Kev Matt Vor 4 Tage

    TD-40 Honey needs a certificate from a lab aswell, just about all honey needs to be sent off to labs to be tested and verified

  • Shiatbiatch
    Shiatbiatch Vor 4 Tage +9

    Actually, its expensive because the bees smuggle cocaine in the honey.

  • LePapillon
    LePapillon Vor 4 Tage

    bornean and nepalese honey can heal your wounds and make u high at the same time and they dont cost as much as these shit. hyped af

  • HarmonyGaming_YT 231

    i have a question
    Is it safe for babies to digest i mean normal honey cant be fed to below 1 year old babies soo is it safe?

  • rose191991
    rose191991 Vor 5 Tage

    save the bees save the world !

  • nAz
    nAz Vor 5 Tage

    the chinese must be going crazy making a passable forgery of this type of honey.

    • dan scolaro
      dan scolaro Vor 2 Tage

      They are. There's a huge FAKE Manuka honey market. NZ not happy.

  • Asma Shaikh
    Asma Shaikh Vor 6 Tage

    Still didn't get the answer to why it is so expensive. Did this honey has some health benefits or so. Just because it is rare doesn't make this expensive???

  • lucas adams
    lucas adams Vor 6 Tage


  • sumaima alvi
    sumaima alvi Vor 7 Tage

    I didn't eat this honey

  • Jenson Chin
    Jenson Chin Vor 7 Tage

    Anyone else bugged by the bubble in the last pic at the end of the video. Just me? Oh yeah that’s what thought?

  • brudyboy58
    brudyboy58 Vor 8 Tage

    Because there's to many people in the world!

  • Jackalof
    Jackalof Vor 8 Tage


  • Xbox Eclipse
    Xbox Eclipse Vor 8 Tage

    Haha anyone know what arataki honey is

  • BakedOFF Shatter lol

    Lol.... "SO EXPENSIVE" LOOOOOL. MY SHATTER IS 350$ FOR A HALF OUNCE LOOOL my weed is 280 and another strain 260 an ounce. Lol funny to thjnk its more but ut is a medicine

  • Kpop_ Fan
    Kpop_ Fan Vor 9 Tage

    I wish I was rich and buy these expensive stuff on a daily

  • nashh
    nashh Vor 9 Tage +1

    welcome to another episode of shit YOU can't afford!

  • Tezzasbigbuz
    Tezzasbigbuz Vor 9 Tage

    Use all look like use have scabbies

  • Honey
    Honey Vor 9 Tage

    Thanks Business Insider, very cool.

    SYED REFAT Vor 10 Tage

    So technically it’s Expensive poop

  • chef jamie
    chef jamie Vor 10 Tage

    Its got the same consistentacy of caramel I would love to try it in a dessert at least once even if it I'll cost that price

  • Nils R.K.
    Nils R.K. Vor 10 Tage +1

    I’m sorry but in the intro you can see the following:
    a^2 = 2ab + b^2 = (a + b)^2
    This has irked me for ages. Since, as most of you probably know, it’s wrong; it’s really basic maths!

    And I swear to god if I see this on

  • Corey Louie
    Corey Louie Vor 10 Tage +2

    No one:
    Literally no one:
    This guy: exPANsive

  • Milush D.
    Milush D. Vor 10 Tage


  • Robert Leter
    Robert Leter Vor 10 Tage

    The reason is marketing.

  • Caged Creature
    Caged Creature Vor 10 Tage

    Does it look gross to anyone else?

  • strange 917 writer
    strange 917 writer Vor 10 Tage

    its only rare cuz new zealand said so

  • হজরত মহম্মদ খানকিরছেলে

    Here we buy pure honey $4 per kg..we dont need that shit which cost $99 per 100 grams.

  • Mari Marmeladkina
    Mari Marmeladkina Vor 11 Tage

    my allergy popped out

  • oil Toast
    oil Toast Vor 11 Tage

    Why is Manuka oxygen so expensive?

  • Needing Less
    Needing Less Vor 11 Tage

    I recently had a tasted of this most delicious honey. Now I understand.

  • Catherine Mai
    Catherine Mai Vor 11 Tage +1

    They don't really explain why it is so rare and expensive... Like what are it's benefits

  • The Splatoon gamer
    The Splatoon gamer Vor 12 Tage

    There is a more expensive honey 1 bottle is like 944$ I don’t know why but it’s just a glass bottle I’d say a liter

  • Martin
    Martin Vor 12 Tage

    I personally don't like Manuka honey. I haven't been convinced that it's my cup of tea

  • Jan M
    Jan M Vor 12 Tage

    @05:27 that O-face

  • wankydoodle
    wankydoodle Vor 12 Tage

    You know youre Maori if you cringe at their Maori pronunciation

  • Vasileios Petropoulos
    Vasileios Petropoulos Vor 12 Tage +1

    If u try Greek pure honey pure honey... Then come and tell me..

  • GoogleAnd Asobimo
    GoogleAnd Asobimo Vor 14 Tage

    Hmmm.. *Bears want to know you location*

  • Calvin Johnson
    Calvin Johnson Vor 14 Tage

    Bruh can you imagine being a bee on a plane? I’d feel useless asf with them wings on 😅

    • LaZe Chips
      LaZe Chips Vor 12 Tage

      It’s like a human with legs on a car

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    Vlada Capone Vor 14 Tage

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  • Al Tahir
    Al Tahir Vor 15 Tage

    In NZ there are so many health products and fancy cosmetics with Manuka honey in them. They're all for the tourists, they do create jobs but I just assume it's bogus.

  • Mahmoud Zaki
    Mahmoud Zaki Vor 15 Tage +1

    Aren’t you supposed to use a wooden spoon to eat the honey?

  • RadeTcg
    RadeTcg Vor 15 Tage

    Lmao being from New Zealand I didn’t realise it was thicker than normal honey naturally I just thought regular honey was just diluted XD

  • annihilationHaven
    annihilationHaven Vor 15 Tage

    Nice infomercial, I won't be buying that - but I guess you'll find a lot of suckers.

  • Hajime Kokawa
    Hajime Kokawa Vor 16 Tage

    Manuka honey is rare that's why it's expensive

  • 90 days
    90 days Vor 16 Tage +2

    Thats weird, NZ tries to tell everyone that its completely NZlander but in fact in Australia we produce more of it as we have the same flower here. Dont believe everything in this video.

  • MrHotPinkBanana
    MrHotPinkBanana Vor 16 Tage

    5:58 That's incorrect in my country all honey has to be tested in a lab before being allowed to be sold.

  • roshan rana
    roshan rana Vor 16 Tage +1

    in india 600 g honey 4 to 5 dollar 😂😂 only

  • MaFess ABR
    MaFess ABR Vor 16 Tage

    Getting watery mouth!

  • MizunoIronMan
    MizunoIronMan Vor 16 Tage

    Amount produced every year is 300% less than is being produced, testament to the all the fake stuff on shelves everywhere.


    China can make this for one dollar a jar . And if u buy a container or more u can get it for less..

  • sasa sasa
    sasa sasa Vor 17 Tage

    Manuka my ass.. Bla, bla..bee fly about 6km (probably flyes at some expensive fuel) , and that's why is one of reasons why is so expensive.. Move those bee's closer then

  • Otukolo Iese
    Otukolo Iese Vor 17 Tage

    Wont believe it unless winnie the poo says its rare

  • Navajo Auckland
    Navajo Auckland Vor 17 Tage

    Should ask MAF and the NZ government what effect has 1080 poisoning had on the bee population. What effects it has if any on the hive or honey

  • keecefly
    keecefly Vor 17 Tage

    Oh great now even the local bee's jobs are being outsourced to another country.
    First manufacturing, IT, and now this!
    Nice job America!!! 😶

  • pat fonta
    pat fonta Vor 18 Tage

    the mafia only likes manauka honey from korea

  • pat fonta
    pat fonta Vor 18 Tage

    i have a spoon of manuka marijuan honey everyday to stay healthy

  • Pankaj Doharey
    Pankaj Doharey Vor 18 Tage

    All honey has anti microbial properties not just manuka which is why Honey never gets spoiled.

    • League Addict
      League Addict Vor 17 Tage

      honey does spoil it just takes a very long time it wont poison you but it will lose flavour but when its really spoiled ur thinking maybe 20 years maybe longer also depends on how well its stored if unopened and stored in a cool place it can last atleast 100 years

  • India ki ma ka bhosda
    India ki ma ka bhosda Vor 18 Tage

    Once i have putchased around 180 Saudi riyal and i have ate it within two days

    • India ki ma ka bhosda
      India ki ma ka bhosda Vor 17 Tage

      League Addict sorry for spelling mistake secondly English isnt my native language . Its saudi riyal if anyone interested he can convert the rate folks

    • League Addict
      League Addict Vor 17 Tage

      purchased and nobody knows what a riyal is or what you mean your english is broken

  • Camel & Camel
    Camel & Camel Vor 18 Tage

    Is Manuka a copy of Nutela? Bees cheat too, what a weird world.

  • Jack Ammo Man
    Jack Ammo Man Vor 19 Tage +1

    A family friend who works a bee keeper in new zealand gave us some manuka honey. I didnt know was expensive or anything. I thought manuka was a brand 😂

  • Boxbird572
    Boxbird572 Vor 19 Tage +1

    Here in New Zealand, you can get a jar of pure manuka honey for about $10 NZD. I then went to other countries and then was gobsmacked by the price of the same product, which was about $100

  • Matija
    Matija Vor 19 Tage

    I have family living in NZ and I visit every couple of years. I have a steady supply of honey, I just like the taste of it and it reminds me of NZ.

  • samk
    samk Vor 19 Tage

    leatherwood honey taste better and is just as rare

  • Aleksandar be together not the same

    stupid american will buy Poop with apple Logo foe 1000$

  • Sweet but psycho
    Sweet but psycho Vor 20 Tage

    Honey in the jungle is better than cultured honey.

  • Paddy Ohara
    Paddy Ohara Vor 20 Tage +2

    Food from the Gods
    🐝 can sense the electrical charge of a flower and change it upon each visit.
    Every thing is Energy

  • Jennifer Peluso
    Jennifer Peluso Vor 20 Tage

    manuka honey is half the price of the expensive skincare masks at sephora and 10x more effective for my acne/general complexion.

  • Roy Mohsin
    Roy Mohsin Vor 21 Tag

    Basically its the thickest VOMIT of the Bee's.
    So Thick vomit=more ass power=expensive ...
    Oka i understood.😃😄

    • Roy Mohsin
      Roy Mohsin Vor 20 Tage +1

      @Paddy Ohara hahhahaa Ganja 😂😂...
      Try it in warm fresh water early morning empty tummy...
      3 days every week...
      And you will see how your body become healthy.

    • Paddy Ohara
      Paddy Ohara Vor 20 Tage +1

      Roy Mohsin
      Taste good in fresh coffee and a spliff of Ganja..🔱

    • Roy Mohsin
      Roy Mohsin Vor 20 Tage

      @Paddy Ohara hahhaha nooo...
      It isn't poop its vomit 😄

    • Paddy Ohara
      Paddy Ohara Vor 20 Tage

      Roy Mohsin

  • Tobby Black
    Tobby Black Vor 21 Tag

    Honey in the Philippines is raw honey not expensive but excellent in form of therapeutic properties. Loaded with live good bacteria, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. It is not heated. Heat and any form of processing can destroy the health benifit.

  • S Gill
    S Gill Vor 21 Tag

    One word. Marketing.

  • Osel Somar
    Osel Somar Vor 21 Tag

    Bullshit, all honey keeps bacteria at bay - not only Manuka.

  • Laura Martinez
    Laura Martinez Vor 21 Tag

    I think they should do a video on why rent is so expensive

  • x x
    x x Vor 22 Tage

    NZ charges you $100 for 100g?

  • x x
    x x Vor 22 Tage

    Tregothan Estate in England is also producing this

  • Pertamax7
    Pertamax7 Vor 22 Tage

    Super expspensive

  • matrosejackson
    matrosejackson Vor 23 Tage

    Taking about the beautiful nature of New Zealand’s and use a god damn helicopter for collecting honey. Pathetic capitalist!

  • brlerowi
    brlerowi Vor 23 Tage

    New Zealand has exported the plant I have three in my yard. Just need to clone them and get some bees. I'll be rich in no time.

  • Animus Ferrous
    Animus Ferrous Vor 23 Tage

    there is a honey that is even more rare than manuka. the nepalese psychedelic honey harvested by the Gurungs.

    • x x
      x x Vor 22 Tage

      That's because they sacrifice children when harvesting it

  • Sherilyn Lum-Alarcon
    Sherilyn Lum-Alarcon Vor 24 Tage

    MEDIHONEY was given to my Mom from wound care. MEDIHONEY Gel 80% leptospermum honey. I asked if were Manuka and they said it was or it was like it. It is not for tasting , but I did . sticky as you know what so it clings ,not a good eat.
    Years ago I had given her Manuka honey cough drops and those were awesome. Honey is good

  • elliotx
    elliotx Vor 24 Tage

    its just business LMAO...all honeys are processed unless eaten straight from the harvest

  • KNK K'n'k
    KNK K'n'k Vor 24 Tage +2

    Lived in NZ all my life never knew I was eating such expensive honey 😂

  • Bippity BoopBop
    Bippity BoopBop Vor 24 Tage

    1:59 You can almost hear him saying "Looking at you, China"

  • BansheeDarkling
    BansheeDarkling Vor 24 Tage

    Manuka honey is worth 100x regular “grocery store” honey because grocery store honey is fake.
    Raw natural honey is pretty pricey too. Not nearly as much as manuka honey but not 100x less

    • x x
      x x Vor 22 Tage

      Where I live, raw pure honey is $10 for 250g