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 …

Watch presentations from the B-QUAL Australia Honey Bee Workshop

B-QUAL Australia Pty Limited has been established by the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) as an independently developed and audited food safety program. B-QUAL aims to ensure that honey produced in Australia is quality assured for both the domestic and export markets. The system has been digitised for easy beekeeper use, whether a large …

Watch research presentations from the Australasian Honey Bee Research Conference 2021

Thank you to all the honey bee researchers who switched from presenting in person to going online. It was a full two days of over 50 short, sharp talks on every aspect of honey bee research. Thanks to our sponsors who stayed hopeful with us right to the very end, and will be with us …

Research Paper: Development of an HPTLC-based dynamic reference standard for the analysis of complex natural products using Jarrah honey as test sample

Researchers Md Khairul Islam, Tomislav Sostaric, Lee Yong Lim, Katherine Hammer and Cornelia Locher have published a new research paper in PloS ONE. Abstract In this paper, we describe a novel approach to the development of a reference standard for the quality control of complex natural products, which will assist in the assessment of their …

B-QUAL Australia Honey Bee Workshop | 2 August 2021

Quality honey production is assured through the B-QUAL Australia system. Learn about the system and recent developments. B-QUAL Australia Pty Limited has been established by the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) as an independently developed and audited food safety program. B-QUAL aims to ensure that honey produced in Australia is quality assured for both …

Research Paper: Optimisation of Bee Pollen Extraction to Maximise Extractable Antioxidant Constituents

New research paper published in the highly regarded Antioxidants journal from our very own CRC researchers. This research by Ivan Lawag, Okhee Yoo, Lee Yong Lim, Katherine Hammer and Cornelia Locher, was published in a special issue called ‘Bee Products as a Source of Natural Antioxidants’. Abstract This paper presents the findings of a comprehensive …

Research Paper: Potential distribution of Leptospermum species (Myrtaceae) in Australia for bioactive honey production purposes

A new research paper by Abraão Almeida Santos, Tate Jason James Hancox, Marcelo Coutinho Picanço, Kate Delaporte & Katja Hogendoorn. This research, published in the New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science, helps to identify hotspots for various Leptospermum species. Abstract The genus Leptospermum (Myrtaceae) is widespread in Australia and contains several species that are of increasing …

Research paper: A New Approach to Inform Restoration and Management Decisions for Sustainable Apiculture

CRC researcher Joanne Picknoll has published her first paper on her model in Sustainability with coauthors Pieter Poot and Michael Renton. We’re very proud of Joanne for reaching this milestone in her research. Abstract Habitat loss has reduced the available resources for apiarists and is a key driver of poor colony health, colony loss, and …

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 …

CRCHBP research beekeeper Tiffane Bates reflects on the AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia recently gave a farewell to members stepping down from the Honey Bee & Pollination Advisory Panel, including our own Tiffane Bates. As a beekeeper, business owner and researcher, Tiffane brought both science and experience to the table. According to Tiffane “being on the Advisory Panel has given me a better perspective on how …