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Honey Contents
What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka From Australia
Manuka and Your Horse
Honey and Health
Blue Hills and Their Honeys
About Tasmania
Journal Materials
Waikato University

What Is Manuka Honey?
These links provide a substantial quantity of information that may be useful and worth a read.
Food Australia
http://foodaust.com.au/manuka-honey-helps-treat-chronic-infections/

WebMD Web Site
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/manuka-honey-medicinal-uses

Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/02/28/manuka-honey-topical-aid-for-skin-enhancement-and-healing/

Kid Spot web site – family health
http://www.kidspot.com.au/familyhealth/Healthy-Living-The-health-benefits-of-manuka-honey+6496+190+article.htm

UK Newspaper report
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/wellbeing/5979247/The-benefits-of-Manuka-honey.html

Health Activist web site
http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nutrition+tips/use+manuka+honey+to+heal+yourself,8321

Health.ninemsm.com.au web site
http://health.ninemsn.com.au/whatsgoodforyou/theshow/694197/does-honey-have-healing-benefits

Measuring Methylglyoxal – MGO
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150392473378052

Manuka Honey – Wikipedia links
Wikipedia has much information about honey in general and Manuka Honey in particular. Here are some links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuka_honey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptospermum_scoparium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptospermum

Manuka Honey – NCBI Links
The National Center for Biotechnology Information has much information on Manuka Honey: General Search
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=manuka honey

The Medicine of the Manuka: An Investigation of the Usages and Methods for Utilization of Honey Derived From the Pollen of Leptospermum scoparium in Holistic Nursing Practice.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23535120

Manuka honey inhibits siderophore production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23594187

Antibacterial effect of Manuka honey on Clostridium difficile.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23651562

Anti-biofilm Effects of Honey Against Wound Pathogens Proteus mirabilis and Enterobacter cloacae.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23494861

Metabolic Transit of Dietary Methyglyoxal
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23451712
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12439453
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18983026
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21479349
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19222654
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23569748
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2686636/

Manuka Honey – Miscellaneous Files
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=gn&name=Leptospermum
http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Residents/Yarra_Ranges_Plant_Directory/Middle_Storey/Shrubs_32-10m/Leptospermum_scoparium

Food Australia
http://foodaust.com.au/manuka-honey-helps-treat-chronic-infections/

Australian Government Report – RIRDC
AUS Gov RIRDC Pub 2005-040

Medscape Report
Honey Sweet Alternative Coughs Children

Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, University of Bonn,
Medical Honey for Wound Care

WebMD Web Site
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/manuka-honey-medicinal-uses

Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/02/28/manuka-honey-topical-aid-for-skin-enhancement-and-healing/

Kid Spot web site – family health
http://www.kidspot.com.au/familyhealth/Healthy-Living-The-health-benefits-of-manuka-honey+6496+190+article.htm

UK Newspaper report
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/wellbeing/5979247/The-benefits-of-Manuka-honey.html

Health Activist web site
http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nutrition+tips/use+manuka+honey+to+heal+yourself,8321

Health.ninemsm.com.au web site
http://health.ninemsn.com.au/whatsgoodforyou/theshow/694197/does-honey-have-healing-benefits

Manuka From Australia
Much information is available that confirms that the Manuka plant grows very well and in many locations in Australia, especially in Tasmania.
MFA-01-Australian-Teatrees
MFA-02-Leptospermum-Aus-Plant1
MFA-03-Leptospermum-Aus-Plant2
MFA-04-Leptospernum-Occurrence-Map
MFA-07-Leptospernum-Chart
MFA-06-Leptospermum-In Aust
MFA-08-Leptospermum-Dist in Tasmania
MFA-09-ForestTas-2014
MFA-10-TH-TMAG-2014
MFA-11-MED-2014
MFA-12-UTAS-2014
MFA-13-RIRDC Report-TTrees-2014
MFA-14-Novohost-2014
http://www.anbg.gov.au/leptospermum/
http://asgap.org.au/apol11/sep98-3.html
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Macklottia
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:523255
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptospermum_scoparium

Manuka and Your Horse
Here are links to materials about how some people use Manuka Honey for the benefit of their horses.
Report from Univ. Of Sydney
http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=7204

Veterinary News story
http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/vet-dept/equine-large-animal-dept/jump-starting-the-healing-with-manuka-honey.aspx

Video – Dressing an open wound – horse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axej89b0s24

Manuka Honey – Medical Research
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0055898

Equine Vet info
http://www.equinevip.com/dr-getty-suggests-manuka-honey-for-your-horse/

GetMyFix.org info
http://www.getmyfix.org/2031/honey-the-cure-for-horse-wounds/

Australian Heavy Horse Forums
http://australianheavyhorseforums.createforumhosting.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1526&view=next

Health And Goodness Info
http://www.healthandgoodness.com/article/using-manuka-honey-on-a-horse.html

Forum – User Comments
http://forum.cyberhorse.com.au/forums/archive/index.php/t-44431.html

Info from The Horse
http://www.thehorse.com/articles/28716/manuka-honey-for-healing-horse-wounds-aaep-2011

Chrono of Horse info
http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-310574.html

Honey Hospital info
http://www.honeyhospital.com/blog/honey-horse/

Horse and Hound
http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=550766

Manuka Honey Info – Misc
http://www.horse-canada.com/archives/sweet-science/
http://successful-natural-horsecare.com/health-problems/horse-ailments/
http://www.equine-world.co.uk/horse-forums/showthread.php?t=4701 – .Udkc3DFKRj0

Honey and Health
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_effects_of_honey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150392473378052

Food Australia
http://foodaust.com.au/manuka-honey-helps-treat-chronic-infections/

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptospermum_scoparium – Medical_and_health_benefits

WebMD Web Site
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/manuka-honey-medicinal-uses

Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/02/28/manuka-honey-topical-aid-for-skin-enhancement-and-healing/

Kid Spot web site – family health
http://www.kidspot.com.au/familyhealth/Healthy-Living-The-health-benefits-of-manuka-honey+6496+190+article.htm

UK Newspaper report
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/wellbeing/5979247/The-benefits-of-Manuka-honey.html

Health Activist web site
http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nutrition+tips/use+manuka+honey+to+heal+yourself,8321

Health.ninemsm.com.au web site
http://health.ninemsn.com.au/whatsgoodforyou/theshow/694197/does-honey-have-healing-benefits

National Honey Board Web Sites – USA
This is one of the very best web sites to learn about honey and bees – History, health, recipes, etc. It’s all here.
http://www.honey.com/
National Honey Board: Nature’s Cough suppressant/
http://www.honeylocator.com/

Australian Government Report – RIRDC
HAH-02-Use-of-Aus-Honey-Wound-Mgmnt RIDC

Medscape Report
Honey Sweet Alternative Coughs Children

Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, University of Bonn,
Medical Honey for Wound Care

Food Australia
http://foodaust.com.au/manuka-honey-helps-treat-chronic-infections/

WebMD Web Site
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/manuka-honey-medicinal-uses

Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/02/28/manuka-honey-topical-aid-for-skin-enhancement-and-healing/

Kid Spot web site – family health
http://www.kidspot.com.au/familyhealth/Healthy-Living-The-health-benefits-of-manuka-honey+6496+190+article.htm

UK Newspaper report
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/wellbeing/5979247/The-benefits-of-Manuka-honey.html

Health Activist web site
http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nutrition+tips/use+manuka+honey+to+heal+yourself,8321

Health.ninemsm.com.au web site
http://health.ninemsn.com.au/whatsgoodforyou/theshow/694197/does-honey-have-healing-benefits

About Blue Hills
Blue Hills Awards
Blue Hills Awards

Blue Hills Laboratory Reports
Manuka Honey – Methylglyoxal Test Reports
Blue Hills employs a third-party laboratory to measure the level of Methylglyoxal in each batch of Manuka honey prior to packing. The minimum level measured is stated as mg per kg on the product label. We provide copies of several typical laboratory test reports for your review.
ABH Lab Report MA MGO 11015
ABH Lab Report MA MGO 11034
ABH Lab Report MA MGO 12048

Antimicrobial Test Results
Many countries allow use of antibiotics as a means to control microbes and bee diseases. This practice often results in residues of those medicines remaining in the honeys that you or your family consume. Blue Hills Honey does not follow those procedures and the test reports below show the lack of those medications in the Blue Hills honeys.
ABH Antimicrobial Residue BB 2012
ABH Antimicrobial Residue LW 2011 <LOD = below Level Of Detection
ABH-Antimicrobial Residue MA 2013
ABH Antimicrobial Residue ME 2012
ABH Antimicrobial Residue AMAL 2010-2011

Basic Analysis Reports
These reports show the typical results of laboratory analysis of the constituents of the Blue Hills Honeys.
ABH Analysis 2013 LW
ABH Analysis 2012 BB ME
ABH Analysis 2012 MA LW

Hive Health
Bees live in hives and it is important to make sure their hive home is clean and free from diseases such as American Foul Brood. The following report certifies that the Blue Hills hives are free from this disease.
ABH AFB Report 2013

Blue Hills Certifications
Blue Hills meets or exceeds the standards of many agencies that monitor beekeepers, their procedures, product quality, and the professionalism of their apiary. Click on the links below to see the certification documents.

Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS)
Please note that AQIS has been recently renamed as the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry (DAFF) – Facility Registration – GMP
ABH AQIS 1163 2013

AUS-Qual
HACCP certification of Blue Hills Honey. HACCP is the Hazard Analysis And Critical Points program to assure food safety.
ABH-HACCP-2013-2014

Halal Certification Authority of Australia
Halal certification of Blue Hills Honey
ABH HALAL 2013

B-Qual
Blue Hills Honey B-Qual Certification – Level 3, HACCP
ABH-bqual-2013-2014
ABH B-Qual Honey Handbook

Tasmanian Government
Beekeeper registration with Dept. of Primary Industries, Parks, Water, and Environment (DPIPWE):
ABH-TAS-Gov-Beekeeper-Reg-2014

2012
Tasmanian Active Honey Group
Certification that Blue Hills Honey meets claimed MGO content in their Manuka Honey.
ABH-TAHG-Certification-2014

Organic Food Chain
Certification of Blue Hills Honey as an Organic producer
ABH BHH Organic Cert 07 June 2013

Tasmanian Chamber Of Commerce
ABH TCCI 2012

Blue Hills and Their Honeys
Videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOdFLKDMTvc

International Slow Food Foundation
www.slowfoodfoundation.org

Leatherwood Honey – Misc
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucryphia_lucida
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/e/Monofloral_honey
http://farrer.riv.csu.edu.au/ASGAP/APOL34/jun04-3.html
http://fennerschool-associated.anu.edu.au/fpt/nwfp/leatherwood/lw2.html

Save the Leatherwood
http://www.saveyourleatherwoodhoney.com/

Australian Broadcasting Co. Tasmanian Leatherwood News
http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2004/s1132369.htm

Tasmanian Beekeepers Association
Tasmanian Beekeepers

Home Brewing with Honey
Honey and Homebrewing
Mead FAQ from the Home Brew Digest
Medieval/Renaissance Brewing Page
Recipes from Kenelme Digbie, 1669
My Home Brew Shop
http://www.pbm.com/pipermail/hist-brewing/2001/002779.html
http://www.gotmead.com

Miscellanous Links
Nova Online: Tales from the Hive
Nova Online: Dances With Bees
Nova Online: Anatomy Of A Hive
American Beekeeping Federation
Bee Culture magazine

About Tasmania
Some links to many things Tasmanian.
Tasmania’s Air and Water
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Grim
http://www.bom.gov.au/inside/cgbaps/
http://www.csiro.au/en/Organisation-Structure/Divisions/Marine–Atmospheric-Research/Cape-Grim.aspx
http://www.csiro.au/greenhouse-gases/

About the Tarkine – A Temperate Rainforest on Tasmania
http://www.tarkine.org
http://www.discovertasmania.com/Tarkine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarkine

Newsletter – Brand Tasmania
http://www.brandtasmania.com/show.php?ACT=Public&menu_code=100

GMO Free
http://www.examiner.com.au/story/521747/tasmanias-gmo-ban-to-stay-until-2014/
http://www.development.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/67736/MF_Tas_GMO-free_Marketing_Advantage_2.pdf

Tasmania Links – Miscellaneous
http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasmania
http://www.tourtasmania.com/
http://www.tas.gov.au/tasmaniaonline/about/
http://www.international.utas.edu.au/static/aboutTasmania.php
http://tourtasmania.com/misc/

Journal Materials
Much research has been done on Manuka honey and there is a large amount of information published in various journals. We have searched the Internet and have found the following materials that may prove useful in understanding the characteristics of honey and Manuka honey specifically. Some are full text and others are abstracts.

Antioxidents in Australian Floral Honeys
JM-01-AUS-Gov-RIRDC-Pub-2005-040

Main link to research papers from the US National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=manuka honey

The Medicine of the Manuka: An Investigation of the Usages and Methods for Utilization of Honey Derived From the Pollen of Leptospermum scoparium in Holistic Nursing Practice.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23535120

Manuka honey inhibits siderophore production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23594187

Antibacterial effect of Manuka honey on Clostridium difficile.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23651562

Anti-biofilm Effects of Honey Against Wound Pathogens Proteus mirabilis and Enterobacter cloacae.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23494861

Metabolic Transit of Dietary Methylglyoxal
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23451712

Honey: its medicinal property and antibacterial activity
JM-02-Tropical-BioMed-01-02-154

In – vitro antimicrobial activity of selected honeys on clinical isolates of Helicobacter pylori
JM-03-AFHS-Invitro-Antibacterial-Activity-20070704

Methylglyoxal in Manuka Honey – Correlation with Antibacterial Properties
JM-04-Cz-Food-Sci-Manuka-Antibacterial

Susceptability of Helicobacter pylori to the antibacterial activity of manuka honey
JM-05-Royal-Soc-Med-jrsocmed00089-0013

Biofilm Activity of Manuka Honey: Potential Implication in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
JM-19-Am Laryn Rhino Oto Soc – MGO Honey

Decline of EMRSA-16 amongst methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
JM-16-Antimicrob-Chemother-2010-Ellington-446-8

Manuka honey inhibits cell division in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
JM-17-Antimicrob-Chemother-2011-Jenkins-2536-42

Synergy of oxacillin and manuka honey sensitizes methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus to oxacillin
JM-18-Antimicrob-Chemother-2012-Jenkins-1405-7

A Preliminary Study on the Potential of Manuka Honey and Platelet-Rich Plasma in Wound Healing
JM-10-Biomaterials-BM2012-313781

Isolation of the bioactive fraction of New Zealand manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey
JM-15-Elsevier-HPLC-of-Mnauka

The origin of methylglyoxal in New Zealand manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey
JM-14-Elsevier- Origin-Of-Methylglyoxal

Unusual antibacterial activity of medical-grade Leptospormum honey
JM-13-Euro-J-Clinical-MicroBio

Identification and quantification of methylglyoxal as the dominant antibacterial constituent of Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honeys from New Zealand
JM-12-Mol-Nutr-Food-Manuka

A convenient new analysis of dihydroxyacetone and methylglyoxal applied to Australian Leptospermum honeys
JM-11-Pharma-Phyto-Australian-Manuka

The Antibacterial Activity of Honey Derived from Australian Flora
JM-09-Pone-Antibacterial-Activity

The Effect of New Zealand Kanuka, Manuka and Clover Honeys on Bacterial Growth Dynamics and Cellular Morphology Varies According to the Species
JM-08-Pone-Manuka-and-Bacteria 0055898

Two Major Medicinal Honeys Have Different Mechanisms of Bactericidal Activity
JM-07-Pone-Two-Medicinal-honeys-different-mechanisms

Manuka honey against Helicobacter pylori
JM-05-Royal-Soc-Med-jrsocmed00089-0013f
JM-06-Royal-Soc-Med-jrsocmed00006-0059a

Waikato University
There is an amazing university in New Zealand that has been in the forefront of Manuka Honey research for many years. They have produced many publications about Manuka Honey and here are some of them:
Waikato Honey Research – WU-01-Whats-Special-about-Manuka-Honey
Waikato Honey Research – WU-02-Breakthrough reveals manukas secrets
Waikato Honey Research – WU-03-Evidence-for-honey-promoting-wound-healing
Waikato Honey Research – WU-04-The-Way-Honey-is-used-as-a-wound-dressing
Waikato Honey Research – WU-05-Manuka-honeys-medical-marvels
Waikato Honey Research – WU-06-Honey-research-hits-international-market
Waikato Honey Research – WU-07-Manuka-research-programme-bears-fruit
Waikato Honey Research – WU-08-Honey-as-an-antimicrobial-agent
Waikato Honey Research – WU-09-Factors Responsible for Varying levels of UMF®

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