Manuka Forecast

The Forecast MG, NPA, & HMF report forecasts how the MG, NPA and HMF will change in a honey over time based on initial test results, and assumed constant storage temperatures.

There are 2 standard report formats:

Maximum MG – this report is designed for those with bulk or extracted honey, who want a forecast of the maximum MG and NPA (or UMF) that the honey will reach.  The report shows how long it will take to reach the maximum MG at 3 different temperatures, as well as changes over a 12 month period in MG, NPA/UMF, & HMF. Click here to preview the Maximum MG report.

Shelf Life – this report is for those labelling honey with a ‘Best Before’ date, who want a forecast of how the blended honey will change over time at different storage temperatures.  Using an initial test result for the packed honey the report forecasts MG, NPA/UMF, & HMF over a 5 year period at 3 storage temperatures. Click here to preview the Shelf Life report.

We can also help with one off requests for mānuka honey forecasting that is different to the standard reports.  Contact us to discuss what you need.

Forecasts are produced by a model developed by Analytica, based on repeated testing over time of a series of samples that have been incubated at standard temperatures.


Mānuka honey 3-in-1 test results (or other valid DHA, MG, NPA and HMF results) are entered into a model developed by Analytica.  Forecasts are provided in either a standard report format, or a non-standard format which meets a specific client requirement.

Storage times and temperatures can be changed on request. 

HOW DO I request the manuka forecast test?

If you have requested Manuka 3-in-1 testing you will automatically receive a forecast report.

Pricing and Turnaround Time

Please contact Analytica for current pricing and TATs on 07 974 4740 or at 

How to take and submit a sample

How to take and submit a sample

To have your honey tested, send approximately 50g of honey in a plastic pottle with a screw lid.  A representative sample is required.  

Download and complete our Analysis Request Form either in PDF format or as a Word document, and send it along with your samples to:

Analytica Laboratories Ltd
Ruakura Research Centre
10 Bisley Road,
Hamilton 3214
New Zealand

Get Analysis Request Forms

Don’t forget to label each sample container with a unique name or code, matching the Sample Identification that you write on the Analysis Request Form. We will invoice you when we report your results. 

Please email the Sample Reception team at if you are sending more than 40 samples to make the most of our testing prices and turnaround times.

To send samples from overseas, please see our instructions and import permits.

*For some ideas on collecting a representative honey sample, have a look at this article published in 'The New Zealand BeeKeeper'.

Analytica Laboratories


P: +64 7 974 4740

Ruakura Research Centre,
10 Bisley Road, Private Bag 3345,
Hamilton 3240
New Zealand


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