Figure 1. Herbarium specimen of Eucalyptus capillosa

Phenological analysis of Eucalyptus wandoo for honey bee foraging

As part of the project I’m involved with in the Honey Bee Products Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) I recently delivered a short presentation on current research work at the Western Australian Herbarium. Figure 1 (right) shows an herbarium specimen of Eucalyptus capillosa. The project aims to provide a detailed phenological (flowering) analysis of the native flora …

Making a Beeline for the Flowers: A preliminary economic analysis of WA’s migratory beekeepers

Western Australia is close to paradise for honey bees: flowers are available all year round; temperatures are warm enough for workers to fly on most days; there is no Varroa mite and honey yields, at up to 200kg a hive per year, are amongst the highest in the world. Despite this the honey industry is …

ChemCentre Research Day 2018

WA Honey Research Extension was presented by the ChemCentre and included CRCHBP collaborative research projects with the ChemCentre, BICWA, Curtin University, WA Farmers and WA State Government agencies.

CRCHBP at the Honey Festival

Despite the weather (tents nearly blown away), the public interest in the Honey bee industry was over whelming. CRCHBP played a small role in telling the public about the research happening across Australia. If you ever visit Perth, please go to Yagun Square and enjoy two new business ‘Honey I’m Home’ and ‘The Honey Cake’.

Learn about honey industry at hackathon

YANCHEP and Gingin residents keen to learn more about the potential of and challenges facing the honey industry can attend a honey hackathon later this month. The University of Western Australia is hosting the three-day event which will examine how to get international buyers to recognise the value of Western Australian honey and create opportunities …