Isn’t Manuka honey only from New Zealand?

Manuka honey in New Zealand is made by bees that source nectar from the Leptospermum scoparium plant. In New Zealand there is only one species of this plant while Australia has 85 of the 87 known Leptospermum species. This means Australian beekeepers can produce Manuka honey with the same, and in some cases stronger, activity levels as New Zealand Manuka. As such, the term Manuka is now commonly used to market this specialist floral ‘active honey’.