The analysis of antimicrobial bioactive components of Australian Leptospermum honeys and nectars: Status report 2020

View the latest updates from this project led by Dr Peter Brooks from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Project objective: Continue to build the database of the measurement of DHA in Leptospermum species nectar for selection of plants for developing breeding programs and establishing hive sites. Download Copy

Research paper: Use of kinetic data to model potential antioxidant activity: Radical Scavenging Capacity of Australian Eucalyptus Honeys

Our researchers, Soheila Beiranvand, Peter Brooks, and Fraser Russell, have recently published their paper in Food Chemistry. Read the ‘Use of kinetic data to model potential antioxidant activity: Radical Scavenging Capacity of Australian Eucalyptus Honeys’ to learn about the exciting potential of Australian honey. Abstract Antioxidant activity of honeys may be beneficial in wound healing processes by …

Research paper: A validated method for the quantitative determination of sugars in honey using high‑performance thin‑layer chromatography

Researchers from the CRC for Honey Bee Products have recently published a paper in the Journal of Planar Chromatography. The paper presents an innovative and simple way of quantifying common sugars in honey. Researchers Cornelia Locher, Kate Hammer, and Khairul Islam were involved in the development and validation of a new method for quantifying common …

Omar Anwar presents the “Science behind the Art of beekeeping”

PhD student Omar Anwar recently presented at the University of Western Australia’s Postgraduate Showcase 2020 on the topic of remote beehive monitoring. Omar completed his BS Electronic Engineering in 2007 from Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad and his MS Embedded Systems Engineering in 2009 from University of Leeds. Before pursuing his PhD, he worked as …

Particle Podcast Episode: Do Bees Bee-have? With Jessica Moran

PhD student Jessica Moran recently appeared on the Particle Podcast to chat about all things bee-related. “I’m a PhD candidate with the CRC for Honey Bee Products at the University of Western Australia within the Honeybee Health Research Group. Basically, that means I’m a massive bee-nerd, and I get to spend my days researching honeybees …