The dark, jelly-like, strong-flavoured mnuka honey was not popular for consumption among early settlers in New Zealand. However, studies and research in the 1980s proved the benefits of consuming mnuka honey and using it on irritated skin and wounds. Now mnuka honey, with its renowned medicinal properties, is in high demand all over the world. Rather than avoiding the common mnuka shrubs and trees, beekeepers are now placing their hives in areas that are densely populated with the fragrant, native plant. Although there is no way to encourage bees to go specifically to mnuka flowers, placing the hives nearby does mean that there is likely to be a higher concentration of mnuka in the final honey product.Coin follows the success of our. The hexagonal shape has been used again as it represents honey bees and the honeycombs they use for storage. Coloured resin is used to depict the rich, golden colour of mnuka honey, and can be seen dripping from a wooden dipper.
A digitally printed honey bee is perched on a whitish-pink mnuka flower. Other engraving techniques give further depth to this beautiful coin. Proof with selective colour and resin. Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom.
Jonathan Gray, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand. The item "New Zealand 2018 1 OZ Silver Proof Coin- Manuka Honey Bee" is in sale since Wednesday, February 28, 2018.This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\World\Oceania/Australasia". The seller is "silvergoldbullion" and is located in Auckland. This item can be shipped worldwide.