CRCHBP to co-host ‘WA bees for Future Food Security’ dinner

When the sun sets and the bees go to sleep, out come beekeepers and their friends for food and fun! Slow Food is breaking away from the hills and coming to the heart of honey bee research at the University of Western Australia to show-off a different side of honey. Offering a mouth-watering menu using …

CRC researchers join the Australasian Honey Bee 2021 Conference

The time is fast approaching for CRC for Honey Bee Products (CRCHBP) researchers to return to WA for the Australasian Honey Bee 2021 Conference (30th June and 1st July). Soheila Beiranvand, Katharina Schmidt, Chris Wellington and Tate Hancox are all presenting aspects of their PhD research at the conference. Coming from Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia, they …

Research Paper: Antioxidant HPTLC-DPPH Fingerprinting of Honeys and Tracking of Antioxidant Constituents Upon Thermal Exposure

Researchers Md Khairul Islam, Katherine Hammer, Cornelia Locher, Tomislav Sostaric and Lee Yong Lim have published a paper about a new method for analysing the antioxidant activity of honeys. Abstract The use of High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) coupled with the use of DPPH* (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) as a derivatisation reagent is a novel approach to the analysis …

Valuing Western Australia’s natural resources for beekeepers

Associate Professor Ben White (benedict.white@uwa.edu.au) and Research Assistant Cheryl Day have created a new questionnaire that is open to all beekeepers in the south-west of Western Australia. Western Australia’s natural bushland and forests provide a unique opportunity to migratory beekeepers with year-round nectar and pollen supply for their European honey bees (Apis mellifera). Endemic vegetation …