Omar Anwar presents the “Science behind the Art of beekeeping”

PhD student Omar Anwar recently presented at the University of Western Australia’s Postgraduate Showcase 2020 on the topic of remote beehive monitoring. Omar completed his BS Electronic Engineering in 2007 from Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad and his MS Embedded Systems Engineering in 2009 from University of Leeds. Before pursuing his PhD, he worked as …

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 …

Authenticating honey from the apiary site to shelf: UWA Agricultural, Environmental and Biological Sciences Masterclass

Free online Masterclass event on the 14th of October. ‘Paddock to plate’ is the mantra for tracing the authenticity of agriculture produce. For honey, the paddock is difficult to define. Honey bees cannot be fenced so their forage is diverse bush and their range is defined by weather conditions and available flora. Join Dr Liz …

New mechanism for low cost bee monitoring

New mechanism for low cost bee monitoring Today CRCHBP postgraduate student Omar Anwar, and his supervisor team from the University of Western Australia led by A/Prof Gino Putrino, filed a provisional patent for a new mechanism that will make low cost, real-time monitoring of forager activity and hive strength possible. The mechanism will also require …

Scientifically confirmed mono-floral honey

Scientifically confirmed mono-floral honey Scientists from the University of Western Australia have developed an analytical method to confirm the honey nectar source for a number of Australian mono-floral honeys. This technique will be used as part of a new labelling system for honey products that scientifically certifies the honey nectar source. As different floral sources …

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 …