Dan Dixon chats with Google Earth

PhD student Dan Dixon recently gave a talk in Google Earth’s Geo for Good Lightning Talks Series, Episode #5: Nature Conservation. In his talk, ‘Satellite prediction of forest flowering phenology’, Dan discussed his recently published research and its possible applications. He also took part in the Q&A portion with the other presenters. “So with this …

Honey Bee Hackathon

The honey bee industry is booming! If you have an idea, come and meet scientific and business experts to develop your business concept. Australia’s enviable biosecurity status places our honey bee products as the purest in the world. Our healthy honey bees also provide a pollination service advantage to our growing horticulture capacity, fodder production …

Pollination innovation grants open

The CRC is partnering with the Tasmanian Beekeepers Association and the University of Tasmania to launch a pollination small grants program with the Tasmanian Liberal Government. Read Guy Barnett’s (Minister for Primary Industries and Water) media release below: The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering support for Tasmania’s honey bee industry with the launch of a …

National honey library to prove authenticity of Tasmanian leatherwood

ABC News’ Erin Cooper has released a new article about Tasmanian Leatherwood that highlight’s the CRC’s work on producing a national honey library. “With this database, we’re really building up a catalogue to check against so we get a good understanding of what is normal,” she says. “In the end, we really want that when you …

Watch presentations from the B-QUAL Australia Honey Bee Workshop

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 the domestic and export markets. The system has been digitised for easy beekeeper use, whether a large …

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 …