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


    BLUVID Vor Tag

    Anyone who loves Manuka honey tea .. Pinterest 📌📌has all the recipes

  • Christian PM
    Christian PM Vor 2 Tage

    In Australia u can get it for $50

  • Mikii Chan
    Mikii Chan Vor 2 Tage +1

    It looks a little bit like caramel 😋😂

  • Bosilu Liyana - Waduge

    So I live in Nz Christchurch and one shop sells these for 24 dollars

  • Clogged toilet
    Clogged toilet Vor 5 Tage

    All that explanation lmao... Just slap a supreme tag on it and double it's price

  • Zack Fong
    Zack Fong Vor 6 Tage

    This must be fake New Zealand doesn't exist

  • Peter Pan
    Peter Pan Vor 7 Tage +2

    You can tell from his nervous voice even he doesn’t believe what he is saying or there’s not even evidence to support what he is claiming

  • Tasty Honey
    Tasty Honey Vor 7 Tage

    Manuka bush - leptospermum is native to Australia. More than 83 species here. Many make bioactive honey. See a great range at www.tastyhoney.com

  • Dave N Japan
    Dave N Japan Vor 9 Tage

    Such BS.......This is for pure suckers" 🙉

  • Jenny f
    Jenny f Vor 9 Tage +1

    I've been having sore throat recently and I'm taking manuka honey and my sore throat was gone after taking it for 3 days.

  • WeeItsNookies
    WeeItsNookies Vor 11 Tage

    ....can't they just clone the plant and plant a bunch of those trees near their bee farm? ... Then tada you have your bees getting nectar from the ones you planted nearby..

  • Nervous Banana
    Nervous Banana Vor 16 Tage +1

    Manuka honey does not irritate my stomach like other honey. I take manuka honey with black seed oil daily on an empty stomach.

  • Jason Lee
    Jason Lee Vor 16 Tage

    Theese hunee is riprisintihtiv ahf Nuh Ziland

  • joel lim
    joel lim Vor 25 Tage +1

    4:01 his hands contaminated the honey dammit

  • liv4this
    liv4this Vor 28 Tage

    Dude what about honey from wakanda??

  • Ismail Patel
    Ismail Patel Vor 29 Tage

    Manuka is good honey just a rip of on price. European RAW ORGANIC HONEY is just as good and cheaper on the price.
    Manuka honey is over rated hence overpriced. Raw honey has the same beneficial propertys. Pure honey is pure honey.

  • Marco Mark Productions

    it all tastes the same to me

  • V Rez
    V Rez Vor Monat +1

    Why is a supercar so expensive? it's only rubber and steel put together

  • LR♠
    LR♠ Vor Monat +1

    TL;DR Honey cartel jacks up prices and invents arbitrary standards to wall out competitors. Definitely a good strategy for profit, but of dubious benefit to consumers.

  • Debbie Guitor
    Debbie Guitor Vor Monat

    My poor dog had a really bad skin lesion for months that nothing would heal and we thought we’d lose her. The vet tried using Manuka honey compresses and it cleared up in a week! Compared to what we spent on all the other stuff that didn’t work it was a bargain.

  • Boolyman MC
    Boolyman MC Vor Monat

    New Flash... who cares if the Manuka honey is "authentic"... if it takes like manuka, looks like manuka... who cares. Stop trying to keep all the money for yourselves.

  • Komplex Kontent
    Komplex Kontent Vor Monat

    💛 Love the SheaMoisture soap with Manuka Honey in it 🐝

  • Åce The Åłien
    Åce The Åłien Vor Monat

    I don’t think it was for manuka honey but rip to the 2 million honey bees that were deliberately killed in New Zealand and ruining a small business.

  • dick cock
    dick cock Vor Monat

    just hype, nothing much..... any nature honey is honey..... no bullshit new Zealand or aussie

  • Typzz
    Typzz Vor Monat

    in new Zealand we get it for $30

  • Crazy_Fan
    Crazy_Fan Vor Monat

    It’s better to buy a normal honey in a grocery shop in your near, rather than buying this expensive shit

  • Cocaine in a can baby

    Why mine is not golden color?

  • Ashton Dominik
    Ashton Dominik Vor Monat

    I have a jar of this at home

  • eksine
    eksine Vor Monat

    this is $21 a jar at Walmart

  • Peši_kan
    Peši_kan Vor Monat

    4.45 laboratrii

  • Soren Kelly
    Soren Kelly Vor Monat

    Manuka honey isn’t worth the hype. When i decided to splurge and buy it i actually hated how it tasted lmao It made my tea taste soo bad

  • Soren Kelly
    Soren Kelly Vor Monat

    Manuka honey isn’t worth the hype. When i decided to splurge and buy it i actually hated how it tasted lmao It made my tea taste soo bad

  • Eurydyce Amethyst
    Eurydyce Amethyst Vor Monat

    So i saw a drink that has some manuka honey in it and it tasted bad. So dissapointed considering the price...

  • Alex Callaghan
    Alex Callaghan Vor Monat +1

    Haha y’all think it’s expensive, just come and live in New Zealand where it’s grown, it’s cheap af

  • Q Tipp
    Q Tipp Vor 2 Monate

    Pure propaganda, "umf" is NOT an indication of purity OR quality. UMF is a private trademark.

  • mikerios951
    mikerios951 Vor 2 Monate

    Its the beez neez 🐝

  • Peter
    Peter Vor 2 Monate

    i thought u cant use metal with honey?

  • Yer Mom
    Yer Mom Vor 2 Monate

    It looks like peanut butter.

  • Rick Rijuana Productions

    The better the story you tell about a product the more you can sell it for 😂

  • Rashid Alhassoun
    Rashid Alhassoun Vor 2 Monate

    This honey is very common and cheap where I'm from. Not even from new Zealand.

    • Veritas
      Veritas Vor Monat

      Rashid Alhassoun where are you from please ?

  • Xkull iber
    Xkull iber Vor 2 Monate

    Just bought my first manuka honey.

  • Mark Menon
    Mark Menon Vor 2 Monate

    Have u heard of Jarrah Honey

  • Anonymous [26490]
    Anonymous [26490] Vor 2 Monate

    Next episode: why are these specific types of goldfish so expensive?

  • Luther John Villaflor
    Luther John Villaflor Vor 2 Monate

    Why dont they just round it up to $100 for 100 grams?

  • Pinoy Food Lab.
    Pinoy Food Lab. Vor 2 Monate

    Why so expensive???😲😳

  • Dude With a Face
    Dude With a Face Vor 2 Monate

    3:37-4:10 .... Thanks for clearing that up.....

  • OOF
    OOF Vor 2 Monate

    I wanna lick that so bad

  • BigMommaLovesYou
    BigMommaLovesYou Vor 2 Monate

    Honey is bee snot!!😲

  • J R
    J R Vor 2 Monate

    Irrelevant island nation doing its best to produce something profitable for a change lol

  • SENPAI!! datteybayo
    SENPAI!! datteybayo Vor 2 Monate

    This honey in NZ is cheap

  • Pete Brown
    Pete Brown Vor 2 Monate

    Marketing. Marketing is why it's so expensive. That lab is just protecting the marketing. Even the lab tech was being all weasly about additional health benefits.
    Honey, in general, has some health benefits. Sounds like this honey is about the same, but is being protected by the local government, and also marketed like crazy, especially to the types of folks who would also buy that organic dead see facial scrub :P

    KANEKI Vor 2 Monate

    My family sells manuka honey

  • Henry Thoreau
    Henry Thoreau Vor 2 Monate

    So.. it's honey that's a pain in the dick to harvest. OK. Does it taste better?

  • Jahid Samed
    Jahid Samed Vor 2 Monate

    Put a old white face on anything it gets expensive

  • July Rain
    July Rain Vor 2 Monate

    Where I live a jar of comvita manuka honey is $45 for 250grms😘

    • KANEKI
      KANEKI Vor 2 Monate

      @July Rain bro what r u on about?

    • July Rain
      July Rain Vor 2 Monate

      @KANEKI no u didnt u said ur family sell it . So what lol

    • KANEKI
      KANEKI Vor 2 Monate

      @July Rain I just said it. It's really expensive

    • July Rain
      July Rain Vor 2 Monate

      @KANEKI lol and what . I live in New Zealand

    • KANEKI
      KANEKI Vor 2 Monate

      My family sells it

  • Zorc Necrophades
    Zorc Necrophades Vor 2 Monate

    It's expensive because the Yanks caught wind of it being a "sUPeR FOoD" and the demand bumped prices. We used to buy this shit for $5 a jar. Damned hippies taking all our honey.

  • First Name, Surname
    First Name, Surname Vor 2 Monate

    I thought it would be Japanese

  • First Name, Surname
    First Name, Surname Vor 2 Monate +2

    "The fact that it comes from New Zealend that gives it a premium just to start with"


    • KANEKI
      KANEKI Vor 2 Monate

      New Zealand doesn't really get noticed bcuz of how small and isolated it is

    • Ronan Murphy
      Ronan Murphy Vor 2 Monate +2

      Do you realise how isolated New Zealand is in the Pacific? The cost of transit for exports (and imports, for that matter) is astronomical, particularly for relatively small goods that are not typically exported in bulk.

  • Young YALL' A
    Young YALL' A Vor 2 Monate +1

    Mariah Carey Punching The Air she Didnt know about This

  • Bryce Hamm
    Bryce Hamm Vor 2 Monate


  • Kimberliey Guzman
    Kimberliey Guzman Vor 2 Monate

    Fyi, manuka honey does not help acne, don't waste your money

    • KANEKI
      KANEKI Vor 2 Monate +1

      @Kimberliey Guzman OK works for me

    • Kimberliey Guzman
      Kimberliey Guzman Vor 2 Monate

      @KANEKI I used manuka honey for acne for a year, it literally didn't do anything

    • KANEKI
      KANEKI Vor 2 Monate

      It does

  • SpiritHawk7
    SpiritHawk7 Vor 2 Monate

    Looks like caramelized gold.

  • Xtreme DerpX
    Xtreme DerpX Vor 2 Monate +2

    "Yo whats goin on manuka"

  • edmunds probuks
    edmunds probuks Vor 2 Monate

    do bees get the cut too?

    HEYHEYJIMI Vor 2 Monate

    It tastes bitter af for supertasters

  • BellesWorlds
    BellesWorlds Vor 2 Monate

    Leptospermum scoparium is grown in areas outside of New Zealand too.

  • Ausmile Team
    Ausmile Team Vor 2 Monate +1

    Dear Sirs, I would like to translate this video into Vietnamese so that they can know more about manuka honey. Am i allowed to do this? Thank you in advance.

  • True Leaf
    True Leaf Vor 2 Monate

    Its said to treat acne.
    Pan to manuka chemist with bad acne.

  • Zachkills4
    Zachkills4 Vor 2 Monate

    This is a huge waste of money. Just because its "rare" doesn't make it better. Don't buy into this and don't let it distract you from the fact that the honey bee is going extinct.

    • KANEKI
      KANEKI Vor 2 Monate

      It's actually really healthy. You can apply it to wounds and it helps with that. And more

  • DerQ85
    DerQ85 Vor 2 Monate

    During our stay in NZ we've ran into Charlie, a farmer who changed his buisness from sheeps/lambs to mauka honey. It was a novelty to us, we haven't heared about it until then. Interesting stories about gangs getting into the busisess due to the quick money made, the diluting processes and the overwhelming amount of money in the business. Heli-flying the hives to remote locations is sopposed to be best practice. There they are not likely to get stolen there. What a hype. I remember his words "As a consumer you can't get pure manuka anywhere." - Personally, I don't care, I don't like honey.

  • Max Q
    Max Q Vor 2 Monate

    Most stupid part, is the testing part haahhaha, everyone is admiring this honey while they do not even compare. you should put several honey from market without any tag on them in same jar or container, then ask them which one is the best taste , I am sure you will get different responses. not like Ahhhh it is so smooth hahahaha

  • ayman haque
    ayman haque Vor 2 Monate +1

    It looks like peanut butter 😋

  • Manjil barman
    Manjil barman Vor 2 Monate +1

    In Our India Original Pure Organic Raw Honey 1000 gm price only ₹15- ₹16 ................👍🇮🇳

  • Qiaoyun Lin
    Qiaoyun Lin Vor 2 Monate +1

    I live in New Zealand xD

  • Rajdeep Ghosh
    Rajdeep Ghosh Vor 2 Monate

    Yup I was wondering the same question

  • Tencruise Zoreal
    Tencruise Zoreal Vor 2 Monate

    Its so expensive cuz they put too much resources to certify.( copyright,patents, R&D, taxes,overated Market values and so on.)

  • Tencruise Zoreal
    Tencruise Zoreal Vor 2 Monate

    Whats toxicity lvl of manuka honey in compare to mad honey?

  • Yavi Perera
    Yavi Perera Vor 2 Monate

    If its an Asian or an African premium product like pink Himalayan Sault the scientist will discourage users highlighting so many bad things. However if its from other continent paying a premium price is reasonable.

  • Thomas Whiteowl
    Thomas Whiteowl Vor 2 Monate

    so, it's pretentious bee vomit...

  • Thanatos Ragnarok
    Thanatos Ragnarok Vor 2 Monate

    Why is it expensive? Because of marketing ... lol

  • Subscribe to pewdiepie
    Subscribe to pewdiepie Vor 2 Monate

    So its Nutella lmao

  • Suhail Films
    Suhail Films Vor 2 Monate +3

    Mānuka honey in New Zealand is cheap maybe it’s exported to different countries like America it gets expensive

  • emoshawnal shawmila
    emoshawnal shawmila Vor 2 Monate +1

    Oh dam all my life I thought manuka honey was medicine but is good as heck

  • Bob Sinclear
    Bob Sinclear Vor 2 Monate +1

    So many bs comments from people who obviously know nothing about it, if you only have conspiracy and not facts why share it?
    It's worth heaps because it has more microbiological activity living within it than any other honey, micro organisms that eat bacteria.
    Also very hard to produce, there's only so much we can produce because there are only so many hives one can run per hectare of manuka bushes.
    Also manuka growing overseas does not seam to be as active. And other flowers nector dilutes it, only a small percentage of most nz beekeepers comes out passing the criteria, other factors like weather play a part to each year as the window to try and produce some is only a couple of weeks in early spring which is normally quite wet in nz.

  • Juliana Arzy
    Juliana Arzy Vor 2 Monate

    Doing a manuka honey and pink clay mask once a week is heaven for skin

  • Carlos Flores
    Carlos Flores Vor 2 Monate

    🐝bees give us the honey for free yet we make a profit that sucks👎

  • K Burkett
    K Burkett Vor 2 Monate

    Yeah New Zealand!!!

  • 0w0_Izzy
    0w0_Izzy Vor 2 Monate

    I live in new Zealand, I feel privileged. Hehe.

  • likahmac
    likahmac Vor 2 Monate

    if you go to mexico an look for this sugar called "cajeta" its the same thing and theirs about a hundred different kinds of it. u can can probably get a gallon for about 4$ maybe less. my fav. is a caramel color with no crystals and the consistency of a watery syrup

  • chris melendez
    chris melendez Vor 2 Monate

    Just looks like crystalized honey to me.

  • The English Gentleman
    The English Gentleman Vor 2 Monate

    No officer, I'm not a drug dealer. I'm a Manuka Honey dealer.

  • Emerson Queen
    Emerson Queen Vor 2 Monate

    My honey is 15 dollars lol

  • Pussy Juice
    Pussy Juice Vor 2 Monate

    Damn I’ve been putting this shit on my toast and porridge every morning for free😂

  • Syisulis Solease
    Syisulis Solease Vor 2 Monate

    If your really that into honey i'm sure you know where to buy it from testing seem like a big waste of time in money

  • GinHindew110
    GinHindew110 Vor 2 Monate

    Honey's antibacterial effects are a physical property, not a chemical one, the bacteria and fungi cannot grow because the honey is too thick and (i think) induces osmosis, but once its diluted or eaten those properties are lost

    Also, if you sample any regular honey you will find many textures and flavors, so, having a smoother or less sweet flavor is no big deal

  • Iwilldestroyyourbloodline
    Iwilldestroyyourbloodline Vor 2 Monate +1

    Wtf? I have 8 containers of that honey.? should I be glad?

  • Abseiduk
    Abseiduk Vor 2 Monate

    It's just hype, and not widely available, so they can sell it for any price.
    Any raw honey will have good bacteria.

    • Bob Sinclear
      Bob Sinclear Vor 2 Monate

      Yep but not near as much as manuka honey!!!!! That's the point

  • Jortand
    Jortand Vor 2 Monate

    Go buy local honey it’s much better for you and the environment.

  • Alison the Cat
    Alison the Cat Vor 2 Monate

    This videos is a lie well sort of i live in New Zealand and was born here and when I go to Sylvia park witch is a mall in NZ and it has pharmacy’s and shops and especially a store that sells honey mainly Manuka honey normally to get a 100 milligram jar it’s not 100 hundred dollars per pack it’s more like 20 bucks per jar and we have so many in our house and it tastes so different to regular honey but I personally don’t like honey but my parents do so we have a ton of it at our house we even have regular honey and kids honey for my siblings and I and the reason why we have so much it’s cuz my mum says it is very good for you witch is true but I prefer medicine instead of honey.

  • Toprak Bulut
    Toprak Bulut Vor 2 Monate

    Just eat local natural honey , rich people love4 to make anything exclusive