Manuka honey is in the scientific spotlight for its antibacterial properties. It has a strong flavour and some people have a spoonful daily as a boost to the immune system, to aid vitality or for a range of ailments. Tasiliquid Gold’s manuka honey is sourced from Bruny Island, which is located off the south east coast of mainland Tasmania. It has a Methylglyoxal (MGO) rating of 250+ which indicates there is at least 250 milligrams of Methylglyoxal in every kilogram of honey. Manuka honey is made by bees from nectar produced by from flowers of the tea tree or manuka (Leptospermum species) which is native to southeastern Australia and New Zealand.
Tasiliquid Gold is owned by Graham and Jacky Wright, who have been looking after bees for over 25 years. Their 700 plus bee hives are positioned to obtain nectar from a variety of sources resulting in leatherwood, manuka, prickly box and bush honey. They even have fennel honey obtained from placing beehives in a crop of fennel used for essential oil production. At different times of year their hives can be found in the Derwent and Huon valleys, Lake Pedder and even Bruny Island.
Tasiliquid Gold extract and package the honey themselves at their premises at Judbury, in southern Tasmania.