Watch research presentations from the Australasian Honey Bee Research Conference 2021

Thank you to all the honey bee researchers who switched from presenting in person to going online. It was a full two days of over 50 short, sharp talks on every aspect of honey bee research. Thanks to our sponsors who stayed hopeful with us right to the very end, and will be with us …

Research Paper: Development of an HPTLC-based dynamic reference standard for the analysis of complex natural products using Jarrah honey as test sample

Researchers Md Khairul Islam, Tomislav Sostaric, Lee Yong Lim, Katherine Hammer and Cornelia Locher have published a new research paper in PloS ONE. Abstract In this paper, we describe a novel approach to the development of a reference standard for the quality control of complex natural products, which will assist in the assessment of their …

B-QUAL Australia Honey Bee Workshop | 2 August 2021

Quality honey production is assured through the B-QUAL Australia system. Learn about the system and recent developments. B-QUAL Australia Pty Limited has been established by the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) as an independently developed and audited food safety program. B-QUAL aims to ensure that honey produced in Australia is quality assured for both …

Research Paper: Optimisation of Bee Pollen Extraction to Maximise Extractable Antioxidant Constituents

New research paper published in the highly regarded Antioxidants journal from our very own CRC researchers. This research by Ivan Lawag, Okhee Yoo, Lee Yong Lim, Katherine Hammer and Cornelia Locher, was published in a special issue called ‘Bee Products as a Source of Natural Antioxidants’. Abstract This paper presents the findings of a comprehensive …

Research Paper: Potential distribution of Leptospermum species (Myrtaceae) in Australia for bioactive honey production purposes

A new research paper by Abraão Almeida Santos, Tate Jason James Hancox, Marcelo Coutinho Picanço, Kate Delaporte & Katja Hogendoorn. This research, published in the New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science, helps to identify hotspots for various Leptospermum species. Abstract The genus Leptospermum (Myrtaceae) is widespread in Australia and contains several species that are of increasing …