Australian Manuka Honey Battle – Protecting our Beekeepers and Industry
We need your support to fight the New Zealand Manuka trademark NOW!
Australian Manuka Honey beekeepers are battling on multiple fronts:
• Climate change; and
• Now the New Zealand Manuka Honey Appellation Society (MHAS) is trying to stop Aussie bee keepers selling our own Manuka honey in the international market. WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Our Manuka honey industry in Australia could lose a billion dollars or more in export revenue following an audacious bid by MHAS and supported by the New Zealand government to prevent Australian beekeepers from marketing their products as ‘Manuka’. The international Manuka trade is projected to be worth $1.2 billion in the next 10 years. This legal battle could see Australian families and businesses who have been producing Manuka for a long time lose their livelihood.
But there is hope.
The Australian Manuka Honey Association (AMHA) is seeking your help to protect the Australian Manuka industry and block the MHAS trademarking the term ‘Manuka’. The AMHA is the leading national body for the production and promotion of Manuka honey in Australia. Formed by the leaders of the largest and most influential Australian Manuka honey companies and supported by hundreds of beekeepers, the AMHA represents 180 years of Australian beekeeping practice and honey production. The AMHA is working alongside Australian beekeepers to protect and build a global market for our Manuka and are fighting MHAS in the courts.
We need your support to raise funds to continue fighting the trademark applications and protect our bee keepers and industry. Join us and make a stand to protect what the hard working Aussie beekeepers have built.https://www.manukaaustralia.org.au