Understanding Antioxidant Activity in Honey

The assessment of antioxidant activity of natural products is commonly used as a proxy analysis to imply potential anti-inflammatory effects. In a paper published this week in the Journal of Planar Chromatography a simple analytical technique is described, which offers a powerful tool to see what components in honey express antioxidant activity. It outlines a technique refined by …

CRC for Honey Bee Products PhD Researcher Jessica Moran inspect a bee hive. Photo Credit: Prem Bates

Bee Hive “Breathalyser” Sniffs out Deadly Disease

A new technology patented by researchers from The University of Western Australia sniffs out the devastating American foulbrood (AFB) disease, a honey bee disease that ravages hives across Australia. The researchers analysed over 100 compounds emitted by honey bee hives, and isolated those that are signature markers of AFB. These markers can then be loaded …

Bigger than wine, WA’s Agritourism future

Researchers at The University of Western Australia (UWA) have published an in-depth report on WA’s agritourism industry which includes a series of recommendations aimed at strengthening the sector post COVID-19. If enacted, the recommendations could provide a valuable boost for farmers, and raise the state’s profile as an agritourism destination. The report, published by the …

Australian Manuka Honey Brochure

A new brochure from the CRC for Honey Bee Products covers the history and significance of manuka honey in Australia. All ongoing manuka honey projects underway by CRC for Honey Bee Products members are also included. CLICK HERE to download the Australian Manuka Honey Brochure

PhD Jessica Moran finalist in CRC Early Career Showcase

CRC for Honey Bee Products PhD researcher Jessica Moran was announced as a finalist in the 2020 CRC Early Career Showcase. The competition celebrates good research, communicated well. Participants are asked to submit a 30 second video that showcases the nature and significance of their research. An emphasis is placed on demonstrating the strong communication …

World Bee Day celebrated by Australian researchers

The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Honey Bee Products, which works to sustain and improve Australia’s honey bees, is celebrating World Bee Day (20th May). Since starting in late 2017, the CRC had attracted more than sixty researchers from a diverse range of scientific, arts and engineering fields to focus on the honey bee. This …

Opinion: Why honey sales are going through the roof

CRC for Honey Bee Products CEO Dr Liz Barbour writes about honey sales in the time of COVID-19 Recently honey has been flying off the shelves, and the question is being asked whether this is simple stockpiling, or if it’s linked to the potential healing properties of honey.  Honey is not anti-viral, and therefore unlikely …

New CRCHBP Partnership with B-QUAL

The Cooperative Research Centre of Honey Bee Products (CRCHBP) has partnered with B-QUAL to help drive efforts in honey quality assurance. B-QUAL is an industry owned and developed food safety program that aims to ensure 90% of honey produced in Australia is quality assured for the domestic and international markets. This is achieved through nationally …

The CRCHBP Welcomes the Noongar Land Enterprise Group

The Cooperative Research Centre of Honey Bee Products (CRCHBP) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Noongar Land Enterprise Group (NLE). The NLE aims to promote collective strength, and achieve optimum economic rewards for Noongar land-based enterprises, to benefit Noongar people. This includes exploring innovative enterprises on their land such as, bush foods, …