Jarrah and marri honey: A liquid goldrush of medical benefits

Western Australia is experiencing a new gold rush, but it has nothing to do with precious metals. It’s liquid gold — honey sourced from the state’s unique jarrah and other forests, rich in antimicrobial and other health giving properties. Farm gate prices have increased tenfold in the last decade and the strongest “medi-honeys” are now …

CRC for Honey Bee Products

The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Honey Bee Products will provide a much-needed boost to Australia’s valuable, but largely untapped, honey bee industry by bringing together industry and research expertise from across Australia. Established in 2017, the five-year CRC aims to resolve current industry problems that limit the value and expansion of the industry. At …

$7 Million Government Grant to Kick Start New’ Honey Bee Products’ Research Centre in Western Australia.

Australian government funding totalling $7million will underwrite a new ‘Honey Bee Products’ research centre led by the University of Western Australia. To be spent over the next five years, the funding is being matched by a further $19.2million in cash and kind from other universities and from private sector organisations including Capilano. Dr Liz Barbour …

Honey bees at a hive

A New Sweet Spot for Honey Bee Research

Science Communication student Tamara Pinkerton chats with Dr Liz Barbour in this 4 minute podcast, about the buzz of excitement around the new Collaborative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products in Yanchep, Western Australia. Stay tuned in 2018 for an upcoming series of podcasts with the researchers from the Centre to find out more about …

New Honey Bee Research Centre to Create a Buzz

A world without bees would be missing many fruits, vegetables and nuts—not to mention honey. Colony collapse disorder has wreaked havoc on bee populations around the world. This is a serious problem where bees set out to gather pollen but never make it back to the hive. Small but important, bees help pollinate one-third of …