Here at Barnes Naturals, we proudly only source our Certified Organic honey and Active TA10+ Jarrah honey from Australian beekeepers. Our Manuka honey is carefully sourced from either Australian or New Zealand beekeepers, depending on seasonal availability.
Honey is generally considered to be naturally antimicrobial arising from factors such as the osmolarity, pH, hydrogen peroxide content and saturation of sugars. Active honeys commonly have a naturally thick consistency with a strong rich flavour, being relatively dark in colour when compared to regular honey. In Australia, both Manuka and Jarrah honeys may be considered ‘active’.
All of Barnes Naturals Active Manuka & Jarrah honeys are independently tested and verified for activity by an independent laboratory, according to world standard testing methods.
The most popular and widely known active honey is Manuka and despite common belief, it is not unique to New Zealand. The leptospermum species that bees forage on to produce active Manuka honey are native to and originated in Australia. Jarrah honey is a lesser known but highly active honey that is truly unique to Australia, sourced only from the pristine wilderness of Western Australia.