CRC Honey Bee Products

Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products - LEGACY

Adding value to the Australian honey bee industry

Welcome to the Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products legacy website (2017 - 2022)

On behalf of the Board, Participants and Researchers, it is a pleasure to present the legacy site for the CRC for Honey Bee Products. With the support of the Cooperative Research Centre Program, managed by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, this CRC addressed the challenge of adding value to our honey bee products.

The low pricing of most honey bee products originating from Australia does not reflect their true value as unique and pure. Endemic flora and biosecurity isolation have created the opportunity to produce unique products and this needs to be taken advantage of. This CRC will resolve industry problems that are limiting both the value and expansion of the Australian honey bee products industry by addressing flora resources, bee health, honey characterisation and their traceability from hive to shelf to open marketing opportunities. In doing this training will be encouraged for industry growth both for developing beekeeper skills and needed innovation.

The success of this CRC will, in the fullness of time, be judged by the honey bee product producers of Australia.

Honey Bee Research Programs

The CRC for Honey Bee Products is trans-disciplinary across four research programs (with the first program split into existing and new flora resources), driving innovation within the industry to address challenges and meet export demands.

Existing Bee Flora

This program mapped the melliferous flora across Australia and assessed impacts on this resource.

New Bee Flora

This program investigated new melliferous flora to create high-value honey bee products and healthy bees.

Honey Bee Health

This program created new tools and knowledge for honey bee health management.

Honey Bee Products

This program investigated the chemistry and bioactivity of honey bee products for traceability, quality and health benefits.

Hive To Customer

This program developed a traceability system linked to honey assurance with a focus on the export market.


Yanchep Beach Joint Venture
University of Western Australia
Chemistry Centre (WA)
Hive and Wellness Limited
B-QUAL Australia
Spring Gully Foods Pty Ltd
University of the Sunshine Coast
Noongar Land Enterprise
Medibee Apiaries Pty Ltd
University of Adelaide
Tasmanian Beekeepers Association Inc
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Beekeeping Training College WA (Manageering Pty Ltd)
Western Australian Apiarists' Society Inc
AgriFutures Australia
Australian UAF Organisation
Bee Industry Council of Western Australia Ltd
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
University of Tasmania
AgriSolutions Australia Pty Ltd
Boathaugh Estates Pty Ltd
Djilarup Manuka Pty Ltd
Douglas River Honey
Gather By Pty Ltd
Greening Australia (WA)
Hive Tool Pty Ltd
Honey for Life Pty Ltd
ManukaLife Pty Ltd
ProBiOz Pty Ltd

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