PhD Jessica Moran finalist in CRC Early Career Showcase

CRC for Honey Bee Products PhD researcher Jessica Moran was announced as a finalist in the 2020 CRC Early Career Showcase. The competition celebrates good research, communicated well. Participants are asked to submit a 30 second video that showcases the nature and significance of their research. An emphasis is placed on demonstrating the strong communication …

World Bee Day celebrated by Australian researchers

The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Honey Bee Products, which works to sustain and improve Australia’s honey bees, is celebrating World Bee Day (20th May). Since starting in late 2017, the CRC had attracted more than sixty researchers from a diverse range of scientific, arts and engineering fields to focus on the honey bee. This …

Opinion: Why honey sales are going through the roof

CRC for Honey Bee Products CEO Dr Liz Barbour writes about honey sales in the time of COVID-19 Recently honey has been flying off the shelves, and the question is being asked whether this is simple stockpiling, or if it’s linked to the potential healing properties of honey.  Honey is not anti-viral, and therefore unlikely …

New CRCHBP Partnership with B-QUAL

The Cooperative Research Centre of Honey Bee Products (CRCHBP) has partnered with B-QUAL to help drive efforts in honey quality assurance. B-QUAL is an industry owned and developed food safety program that aims to ensure 90% of honey produced in Australia is quality assured for the domestic and international markets. This is achieved through nationally …

The CRCHBP Welcomes the Noongar Land Enterprise Group

The Cooperative Research Centre of Honey Bee Products (CRCHBP) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Noongar Land Enterprise Group (NLE). The NLE aims to promote collective strength, and achieve optimum economic rewards for Noongar land-based enterprises, to benefit Noongar people. This includes exploring innovative enterprises on their land such as, bush foods, …

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 …