Hopes a manuka honey summit between Australia and New Zealand could end sticky trademark situation | ABC News

Dr Peter Brooks, the leader of the CRC’s Program 2, has weighed in on an ABC News article about the possibility of resolving the dispute between Australia and New Zealand over manuka honey. The issue stems from the term manuka or mānuka. New Zealanders are battling to trademark the term ‘mānuka’ on the grounds of …

Manuka Trials a Success in Tasmania | Media Release

TASMANIA, APRIL 10, 2021 – Manuka honey, produced from the nectar of the Tasmanian native Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), is being bred for high-quality medicinal honey. A collaboration between Douglas River Honey, the University of Tasmania and the CRC for Honey Bee Products has been exploring the genetic diversity across the state and capturing it in a …

Celebrating incredible bee biodiversity | Farm Weekly

Farm Weekly picked up our recent ‘WA bees for Future Food Security‘ event. The event, which was held on Friday the 5th of March, was accompanied by delicious foods and the celebration of WA’s bees. ‘CRC HBP chief executive officer Liz Barbour said it was fitting for Slow Food to celebrate local produce with beekeepers …

Survey shows bee industry being stung | Farm Weekly

A new article in Farm Weekly discusses the need for WA beekeepers to participate in the CRC’s questionnaire. “Concerns of commercial beekeepers have led the Co-operative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products (CRCHBP) to conduct a research project to understand the state of the industry use of available natural resources. Led by professor [Ben] White …

Boost for clever visionaries | The West Australian

The CRC for Honey Bee Products was recently featured in an article in The West Australian alongside other cooperative research centres. “WA’s co-operative research centres landed more corporate funding this year to advance innovative projects in the mining and agricultural sectors, but industry leaders say it was no easy feat in the year of COVID-19.” …

Hive of activity at Hackathon | UWA Institute of Agriculture December 2020 newsletter

An article about the CRC’s latest Hackathon was featured in UWA’s Institute of Agriculture newsletter. In the article, PhD candidate Kenneth Ho shares his experience of the exciting event. “I explored issues regarding the costs and conditions of acquiring some of the essential labels (such as country of origin, bioactivity ratings, Jarrah Association certification, Australian …

Particle Podcast Episode: Do Bees Bee-have? With Jessica Moran

PhD student Jessica Moran recently appeared on the Particle Podcast to chat about all things bee-related. “I’m a PhD candidate with the CRC for Honey Bee Products at the University of Western Australia within the Honeybee Health Research Group. Basically, that means I’m a massive bee-nerd, and I get to spend my days researching honeybees …

Indigenous knowledge meets beekeeping science in Western Australia’s Kimberley region

Indigenous knowledge meets beekeeping science in Western Australia’s Kimberley region It’s a dusty, hot day at Roebuck Plains station in Western Australia’s far north, but the cattle are not the only creatures at work on this country. As Yawuru woman Dianne Appleby looks across the pindan landscape at an ancient belt of melaleuca trees she …

Why Bees are Critical for Sustainable Development

Why Bees are Critical for Sustainable Development Reductions in global bee populations are threatening the pollination benefits to both the planet and people. Whilst the contribution of bee pollination in promoting sustainable development goals through food security and biodiversity is widely acknowledged, a range of other benefits provided by bees has yet to be fully …