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Our Science

Leaders in Manuka honey science and research

Science at Comvita

Here at Comvita, we work hard to develop scientifically proven natural health products.


  • We collaborate with world leading scientists and research institutes to advance the science behind our natural ingredients including Manuka Honey, Propolis and Olive Leaf Extract
  • By implementing best practice and cutting-edge technology to our supply and processing activities, we provide consumers with assurance that the products they are buying are top quality and authentic.
  • At Comvita, we own the entire supply chain, from source to shelf, giving consumers confidence that they are getting exactly what’s stated on the label.

“Science has played a key role in cementing Comvita’s international success and growing global understanding of the efficacy of the ingredients used in our range; Manuka honey, Propolis and Olive Leaf Extract. Throughout our journey – spanning more than four decades – our strict commitment to advancing the science behind our natural products has been unwavering. As well an extensive number of conference proceedings, there are also hundreds of published papers in medical journals about Manuka honey, more than 20 of which have been authored by Comvita’s own research team.”

Alan Bougen, Comvita Co-founder

Our Research

Comvita’s research activities are broad and varied. We undertake plant breeding, laboratory research, clinical trials, field research and data analytics research across a number of areas, including:

  • Manuka honey authenticity and bioactivity
  • Bee and hive health
  • Queen bee breeding and selection
  • The health benefits of natural products
  • Manuka plant breeding and plantation management
  • Horticultural and processing excellence
  • New product development


“Science has a lot to learn from human history. We are only just beginning to understand the true health benefits of the natural products our ancestors have been using for thousands of years. Comvita combines nature with science to improve the health and wellbeing for our consumers.”

Dr Jackie Evans, Head of Research, Comvita