Watson & Son

Watson & Son is a 100% New Zealand owned company who specialise in the production of premium Manuka honey.  It is headed by scientist, beekeeper and nature lover Denis Watson and his son Daniel, and based in the small rural town of Masterton in the Wairarapa region. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality Manuka products in the world and take great pride in gathering and sharing this unique taonga (treasure of our land) with you.


Molan Gold Standard

The Molan Gold Standard is a trademark used by Watson & Son as a marker of the Methylglyoxal content in Manuka Honey.

The Molan Gold Standard is a government approved certification mark that appraises the natural marker methylglyoxal found in Manuka honey, and assures purity and quality. The Molan Gold Standard is set to give our consumers full confidence that what they are purchasing has an accurate, scientifically conducted measurement of the claimed methylglyoxal content. All Watson & Son Manuka honey is rigorously tested for its methylglyoxal content and certified by an accredited New Zealand laboratory under the ISO17025 standard. A Lab certificate for any batch of Watson & Son Manuka honey is available upon request.

The Molan Gold Standard was developed and named after Dr Peter Molan, who is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading honey scientists. Dr Molan has been carrying out research on honey since 1981, publishing many well-known papers in international scientific and medical journals.