2018 New Zealand Manuka Honey Bee 1oz Silver Proof Coin. 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 sell-out success of NZ Posts. Finish: Proof with selective colouring and resin. Mm x 40mm (Hexagonal shape).Minted by: BH Mayers Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH (for NZ Post). 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. This features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Comes attractively package in a hexagonal box with a numbered certificate of authenticity enclosed. The item "2018 Manuka Honey Bee 1 oz Silver Proof Coin New Zealand" is in sale since Tuesday, September 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\World\Oceania/Australasia".
The seller is "minted-uk" and is located in Essex. This item can be shipped worldwide.