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 …

Get the buzz on bee research | World Bee Day 2021

Perth commuters and visitors to the city are encouraged to make a bee-line to the Murray Street Mall on Thursday to celebrate World Bee Day 2021. A bee flora display in the mall will feature a safely enclosed bee hive, as well as bee experts to enlighten visitors about research efforts to foster and protect …

CAMAG Webinar: The Concept of Fully Automated HPTLC Analysis on the Example of Sugars in Honey

CAMAG recently hosted a webinar to accompany the release of their latest journal issue on HPTLC analysis for honey. This issue, and this webinar, highlight the innovative work of researchers Dr Connie Locher, Tom Sostaric and Md Khairul Islam. “When I saw the Australian publication the first time, I was immediately impressed by the great …

Journal highlights HPTLC for honey analysis

The CAMAG Bibliography Service (CBS) journal has essentially dedicated their first issue of the year to showcase the CRC’s research. CBS is an international industry journal dedicated to HPTLC analysis. This special issue called ‘Analysis of honey by HPTLC’ highlights the years-long research of Dr Connie Locher, Tom Sostaric and Md Khairul Islam. It touches …

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.” …