Research Paper: An investigation of the suitability of melissopalynology to authenticate Jarrah honey

Congratulations to Md Khairul Islam, Ivan Lawag, Kathryn Green, Tomislav Sostaric, Katherine Hammer, Lee Yong Yim, and Cornelia Locher for their new publication in Current Research in Food Science. Abstract This study reports on the analysis of eleven Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) honeys, of which nearly half (n = 5) were re-classified as Blackbutt (E. patens) honey on …

Trust your honey – UWA Research Impact featuring Sharon Purchase

Professor Sharon Purchase, project leader for the CRC’s Chain of Custody research project, was recently featured in a UWA Research Impact article. Trust your honey “Head of Marketing Department, Professor Sharon Purchase, from the UWA Business School leads Research Program 4, Chain of Custody, as well as a several projects within the Program. She and her team were introduced …

Research Paper: Genetic Variation in Antimicrobial Activity of Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Seminal Fluid

CRC researchers Shannon Holt and Julia Grassl have published a new research paper in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution with associates Naomi Cremen, Paul Schmid-Hempel, and Boris Baer. Abstract Honey bees can host a remarkably large number of different parasites and pathogens, and some are known drivers of recent declines in wild and managed bee …

Research Paper: Phylogenomic analysis confirms polyphyly of Leptospermum and delineates five major clades that warrant generic recognition

Check out the latest research from Rachel Binks, Margaret Heslewood, Peter Wilson, Margaret Byrne! Leptospermum taxonomy has created its challenges across Australia during the many efforts to commercialise these species for honey production. Not all species produce the sought-after dihydroxyacetone (DHA) in their nectar that during the honey maturation process, forms methyl glyoxal (MGO), so understanding what …