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 …

Sweet as: The rise and rise of West Australian honey

WA honey is some of the healthiest in the world. Photo: Chem Centre Things are looking pretty sweet for WA’s honey industry. Premium varieties exclusive to our state like jarrah and marri are finally getting the international recognition they deserve, investment in infrastructure is increasing and interest in beekeeping is exploding. Farm gate prices are …

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 …