Sadly, Dr Molan passed away on the 16th September 2015 at his home in Hamilton after a long illness. The Molan Gold Standard is dedicated to continuing on his science and legacy within the Manuka Honey industry. Peter was a man of strong principles, who fought constantly against companies who were misleading consumers by selling falsely labelled Manuka Honey. He was a terrific scientist who contributed hugely to the New Zealand Manuka Industry, and for this he will always be remembered.

There is a number of research projects in motion to further develop the Molan Gold Standard. This involves a team of eight scientists working full time to continue Dr Molan’s legacy.

The team are based in Hamilton and use a specialised honey testing laboratory.