Comvita Manuka Honey Review

Comvita manuka honey review

Comvita has been harvesting manuka honey since 1974 and is New Zealand’s largest manuka honey producer. 

In this review we’ll take a close look at Comvita’s manuka honey and go over the pros and cons of their wide range of manuka honeys.

About Comvita

Comvita first and foremost is a manuka honey company but they also offer a variety of natural health products from manuka honey lozenges and propolis extract to natural toothpaste (oddly enough).

However, we’ll be ignoring their other products and focusing solely on their range of manuka honeys.

Is Comvita’s Manuka Honey UMF Certified?

If you’ve been looking around for manuka honey you’re probably aware that not all manuka honey is created equal. To ensure you’re getting high grade manuka honey, you want to look for manuka honey that is UMF certified.

You can rest easy with Comvita as their honey is genuine UMF certified manuka honey. Their UMFHA license number is #1019 (you can double check UMFHA’s member’s list if you like).

Comvita Manuka Honey Grades

Comvita offers a full range of manuka honey from UMF 5+ all the way to UMF 20+.


Like all UMF certified manuka honeys, Comvita’s manuka honey doesn’t have significant therapeutic value below a grade of UMF 10+. So, if you’re using manuka honey medicinally, shoot for at least a grade of UMF 10+.


  • UMF Certified Manuka Honey
  • Easy to Find
  • Wide Range of Grades
  • Traceable from Hive to Table


  • Not Raw Honey

Comvita UMF 20+ Manuka Honey

This is Comvita’s Ultra Premium grade of manuka honey and highest grade they offer.

It only comes in a 250 gram (8.8oz) jar, so if you’re looking for more than that you’ll have to order more than one jar.

Comvita’s UMF 20+ manuka honey tends to be on the pricier side when compared to other manuka honey brands that also offer a UMF 20+ grade manuka honey.

If you’re looking for a UMF 20+ manuka honey, I’d recommend saving a few bucks and checking out another brand like Kiva, which was rated our best over UMF 20+ honey.

Their UMF 20+ manuka honey meets the same strict standards set by the UMFHA but is often significantly cheaper and it’s a raw honey as well!

Comvita UMF 15+ Manuka Honey

Comvita labels their UMF 15+ honey as their Super Premium grade.

Like their UMF 20+ honey, sizes are limited as it only comes in a 250 gram honey pot.

However, unlike their UMF 20+ honey, this grade is actually a great value (which is why it was our runner up for best overall manuka honey).

Comvita UMF 10+ Manuka Honey

Comvita’s UMF 10+ manuka is the lowest grade you’ll want to consider for medicinal use.

This Premium grade honey only comes in a 500 gram (1.1lb) pot, so you’re out of luck if you only want a tiny bit.

Unless you’re super committed to Comvita, I’d recommend taking a look at Steens equivalent grade of manuka honey. It’s consistently a better value and is raw honey, which gives it more potent health benefits over Comvita’s non-raw honey.

Comvita UMF 5+ Manuka Honey

This is the lowest grade of manuka honey that Comvita offers, and comes in 500 gram and 1 kilogram sizes.

It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a nutrient rich sweetener for your tea or something to spread on your toast in the morning.

Wrapping Up

Comvita has been in the manuka honey business for a long time now and they’re a solid choice if you’re looking genuine UMF certified honey.

They one major drawback of their honey is that it’s not raw, which isn’t necessarily a deal-breaker but also isn’t ideal.