Limited Reserve UMF® 26+

We proudly present to you the Manuka South® Limited Edition UMF® 26+.  A limited release of the highest quality and strength Manuka Honey available.



Ensuring that all the nutrients of the honey remain preserved was our focus with this extremely rare product. This specific batch of honey is raw processed, preserving every drop of goodness found in the hive. 

Manuka South® prides itself in its creamy, silky textured, strong flavoured Manuka Honey. 



Manuka South® have used accredited laboratories to authenticate the UMF® activity. From these results, Manuka South® #8 has obtained a UMF® certificate of authenticity to provide total quality assurance to our customers. 


We designed the UMF® 26+ luxury wooden presentation case on the basis that the product was the highest quality Manuka Honey on the market. Every detail needed to reflect the special nature of this honey. 

This shipping box is sealed from tampering with a Manuka South® authenticity seal. Each seal states the specific production number on the box. The long history of the family business is expressed through the custom Manuka South® black wax seal. “Since 1988”. 

Inside the carton, the wooden case is wrapped in many layers of custom Manuka South® tissue paper to ensure its protection.


When we designed the case we wanted to reference the timber hive frame, as well as the honeycomb that the honey was extracted from. The case is finished with a wood oil, then hand polished with our special Manuka beeswax based polish. The same beautiful finish has been applied to the engraved Rimu jar lid.

The case is a simple but elegant geometric style, with crisp edges and corners (just as a hive frame is made). The front and back panels use a honeycomb pattern incorporating the Manuka South® logo. The honeycomb pattern helps accentuate the floating effect of the jar inside. 

Exclusively sold only at Aotea Gifts stores around New Zealand.  

A touch of gold

All metal elements are gold plated in 18 carat gold. Reflecting the uniqueness and exclusive status of this UMF® 26+ Manuka Honey.

100% Recycled Glass

The 100% recycled glass jar has the Manuka South® logo carved deep into the glass allowing the colour of this unique honey to shine.

Personally signed

Included in each case is a Limited Reserve Authenticity Certificate for Manuka South® Batch #8, personally signed by the Founder and CEO of Manuka South®, Rob Haines. 

New Zealand Rimu

The case and honey dipper are crafted out of New Zealand Rimu from storm felled trees or wood recycled from Christchurch’s earthquake damaged inner city buildings.