Research Paper: Detection of syrup adulterants in manuka and jarrah honey using HPTLC-multivariate data analysis

A new research article from Md Khairul Islam, Connie Locher, Kevin Vinsen, Tomislav Sostaric, and Lee Yong Lim! Abstract High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) was used in a chemometric investigation of the derived sugar and organic extract profiles of two different honeys (Manuka and Jarrah) with adulterants. Each honey was adulterated with one of six different …

Hira Shaukat – Soil mapping using electromagnetic induction for Leptospermum nitens survival and growth in Western Australia

Watch PhD candidate Hira Shaukat discuss her research on Leptospermum nitens. Abstract Australia has an abundance of native Leptospermum species, which is renowned for being the source of high-value bio-active honey production. Leptospermum nitens is one of the species identified with the potential of making WA a ‘hot spot’ for producing bioactive honey. I will …

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 …