Costco UK stores have Twin pack of Queen Bee Manuka Honey+12  (2 X 340g) @ £7.79 (no vat)until Nov 25th 2012 for members
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Costco UK stores have Twin pack of Queen Bee Manuka Honey+12 (2 X 340g) @ £7.79 (no vat)until Nov 25th 2012 for members

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Found 16th Nov 2012
Costco UK stores have Twin pack of Queen Bee Manuka Honey+12 (2 X 340g) @ £7.79 (no vat)until Nov 25th 2012 for members

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I've tried this and is not certified Manuka honey..
If you notice Costco also have "the real" thing and that's around £12 for one

Absolutely zero conclusive scientific evidence that this does anything beneficial, yet it commands stupid amounts more than normal honey.

I keep meaning to get a few bees and a Mānuka tree, I'd be rich.

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quezi

Absolutely zero conclusive scientific evidence that this does anything … Absolutely zero conclusive scientific evidence that this does anything beneficial, yet it commands stupid amounts more than normal honey.I keep meaning to get a few bees and a Mānuka tree, I'd be rich.



Not true.

There have been a couple of lab trials that have shown it definitely inhibits certain bacteria.

Loads more new trials ongoing as well. You're probably not going to get "conclusive" evidence, but then there really isn't much "conclusive" evidence for most of the drugs your doctor will happily write you a prescription for (you'd be surprised how subjective clinical trials are).

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2011/04April/Pages/manuka-honey-mrsa-superbug-bacteria.aspx

That said, I can never justify the cost of it. Why exactly does it cost so much more to keep bees next to manuka trees?
Edited by: "Byron78" 16th Nov 2012

UCN76

I've tried this and is not certified Manuka honey..If you notice Costco … I've tried this and is not certified Manuka honey..If you notice Costco also have "the real" thing and that's around £12 for one



I bought this brand from Costco when it was on offer at £10ish for 2 jars and I didn't find it to be as effective as other Manuka honey brands I've used in the past. It's better than generic squeezy bottle honey, but not up to the usual Manuka 10+ strength.

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Homebaked

c1181427 I've tried this and is not certified Manuka honey..If you notice … c1181427 I've tried this and is not certified Manuka honey..If you notice Costco also have "the real" thing and that's around £12 for oneI bought this brand from Costco when it was on offer at £10ish for 2 jars and I didn't find it to be as effective as other Manuka honey brands I've used in the past. It's better than generic squeezy bottle honey, but not up to the usual Manuka 10+ strength.



Effective? LOL gtf

shaunsimes

Homebakedc1181427 I've tried this and is not certified Manuka honey..If … Homebakedc1181427 I've tried this and is not certified Manuka honey..If you notice Costco also have "the real" thing and that's around £12 for oneI bought this brand from Costco when it was on offer at £10ish for 2 jars and I didn't find it to be as effective as other Manuka honey brands I've used in the past. It's better than generic squeezy bottle honey, but not up to the usual Manuka 10+ strength.Effective? LOL gtf



Hahaha you beat me to it! Effective for what? Tard!

Banned

i had some bad flesh from an operation that wouldnt heal. manuka honey really worked where antibiotics didnt. calling people a **** makes you look daft..

TyrantJB

Hahaha you beat me to it! Effective for what? Tard!



Looks like your the Tard as I also had an skin condition that was not healed by anti-biotic and steroid creams (occasionally was temporarily cured) but eventually I tried Manuka honey directly on the skin and it cleared up very quickly and also did not re-occur as it did when I tried alternatives.
Edited by: "tomuk123" 16th Nov 2012

All "HONEY' has anti bacterial properties.
MRSA for instance.

The manuka hype is just very good marketing check here Don't believe all the hype

Dara O'Briain (2008) ' "herbal medicine's been around for thousands of years!" Indeed it has, and then we tested it all, and the stuff that worked became 'medicine'. And the rest of it is just a nice bowl of soup and some potpourri, so knock yourselves out.'

skeggman

Dara O'Briain (2008) ' "herbal medicine's been around for thousands of … Dara O'Briain (2008) ' "herbal medicine's been around for thousands of years!" Indeed it has, and then we tested it all, and the stuff that worked became 'medicine'. And the rest of it is just a nice bowl of soup and some potpourri, so knock yourselves out.'



I know it is completely justified to question herbal medicines as you'd think they would be prescribed by a doctor if they worked as well as they are supposed to. However I work for a herbal company and regularly customers will come in and say how much X product has helped them and in some cases made a difference to their quality of life - perhaps it is the placebo effect but if they find it has genuinely helped then I don't see a problem with taking them (unless they have severe side effects associated with them but it seems like a lot of prescribed medicines do as well).

Also several customers explain that their doctors have recommended certain products to help them. I haven't taken any of the products because I am quite young and don't suffer from anything apart from Asthma which I already have medication for so I can't comment on any herbal medicines personally but I don't see the harm in trying them. It's a shame that some people are mocking others that have commented here saying how Manuka honey has helped their various ailments, you should be happy that it worked for them unlike a lot of over-the-counter products that do not do what they claim to do.
Edited by: "munchkins14" 16th Nov 2012

cheaper than amazon and few reviews on there

munchkins14

I know it is completely justified to question herbal medicines as you'd … I know it is completely justified to question herbal medicines as you'd think they would be prescribed by a doctor if they worked as well as they are supposed to. However I work for a herbal company and regularly customers will come in and say how much X product has helped them and in some cases made a difference to their quality of life - perhaps it is the placebo effect but if they find it has genuinely helped then I don't see a problem with taking them (unless they have severe side effects associated with them but it seems like a lot of prescribed medicines do as well).Also several customers explain that their doctors have recommended certain products to help them. I haven't taken any of the products because I am quite young and don't suffer from anything apart from Asthma which I already have medication for so I can't comment on any herbal medicines personally but I don't see the harm in trying them. It's a shame that some people are mocking others that have commented here saying how Manuka honey has helped their various ailments, you should be happy that it worked for them unlike a lot of over-the-counter products that do not do what they claim to do.



You've got to admire scam merchants like you that prey on vulnerable people on the promise of health where there is no value to the voodoo that you pedal - I wish I had your lower moral values, I'd be a millionaire!

You've got to admire scam merchants like you that prey on vulnerable … You've got to admire scam merchants like you that prey on vulnerable people on the promise of health where there is no value to the voodoo that you pedal - I wish I had your lower moral values, I'd be a millionaire!



Wow! Wait a second, how exactly was I preying on vulnerable people? I'm a saturday worker - I have a 4 and half hours a week contract, do you really think I am a millionaire? I have never ever said "These herbal medicines 100% work!" and I never recommend them outside of work as I have no personal experience of whether they do or don't. I even said that they may just be a placebo effect. I have very high morals infact and I will be completely honest with a customer if I think that they shouldn't take a product. There are times when I tell them they should visit a doctor first or just try eating differently (i.e no sales) - yet they will still take the item and ignore my advice.

All I said was my honest experience with customers who come back into the shop and say positive things. Manuka honey is one of those products that we sell a lot of and get a lot of good feedback about - but I have no idea whether it is better than normal honey or not. I don't force people into buying it, it is completely their decision. I'm just there to put it through the till.

We get just as many people who say "I don't think it really works" or "How can you tell it works?" and they probably never do buy it again. I don't blame them, I wouldn't continue to buy something either if it didn't work the first time.

You shouldn't be so quick to call an innocent person a scam merchant, because I really am not. I'm just a saturday girl with a few years experience of talking to customers. Some swear by herbal medicines, others say it's a load of poop, but what I do know is that some of the medicines do work for certain people, that was all I said.

Did you even read my post properly? It doesn't really seem like it..
Edited by: "munchkins14" 16th Nov 2012

i treated an open wound that had been infected , with manuka honey daily twice daily applied, and wound washed with boiled water before application each time it healed quickly and beautifully so i have to say it really does work.. I would definately recommend manuka honey :-)

i treated an open wound that had been infected , with manuka honey daily … i treated an open wound that had been infected , with manuka honey daily twice daily applied, and wound washed with boiled water before application each time it healed quickly and beautifully so i have to say it really does work.. I would definately recommend manuka honey :-)



All honey will do that, with Chinese produced 'honey' being the exception even if it's been found to be full of antibiotics that had it banned from import into the UK iirc but then came via Vietnam?

Yes, all honey has antibacterial qualities, but the strength varies from type to type and even between batches of honey from the same bees. Manuka honey is made from Manuka or tea tree plants which have medicinal properties which add to the healing properties of the honey. Unlike normal honey, batches of manuka honey are tested and graded before being sold and there are several (imperfect) methods of grading its antibacterial strength.
One of the reasons why it is so expensive is because you are paying for that grading process to ensure that that jar of honey has enough active ingredients to give you a certain level of potency which is important if you're using it medicinally. Another reason is that demand is currently greater than supply as the honey is only produced in New Zealand and Australia.
I'm not justifying the extortionate cost of Manuka honey, but I do understand why it's not as cheap as normal honey. And if people are willingly paying the premium and benefiting from it, I can't see the harm. I just hope that the price will eventually come down.
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