THE SCIENCE BEHIND FIRST HONEY

First Honey® products are powered by the healing properties of Manuka Honey. This unique honey comes from the Leptospermum species of plant in New Zealand and has been clinically proven to kill bacteria and assist with wound healing. 

Here's how it works:

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a natural saccharide found in the nectar of Leptospermum scoparium, the Manuka tree, in New Zealand.

Bees draw their nectar from the Manuka flowers on our First Honey farms and turn it into honey.  Over time the DHA in the nectar is gradually converted into a compound called Methylglyoxal (MGO) through a natural chemical reaction.