Manuka and Honey Bees a Winning Team

Leptospermum scoparium & Apis mellifera a Winning Team

Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) is one of the most common plant species found in New Zealand. This pioneer plant loves to grow in deforested land. It is prized for it’s red hard wood and used in North America as an ornamental. Manuka’s claim to fame is the amazing medicinal properties of the honey that bees (Apis mellifera ) produce from it’s blooms.