CAMAG Webinar: The Concept of Fully Automated HPTLC Analysis on the Example of Sugars in Honey

CAMAG recently hosted a webinar to accompany the release of their latest journal issue on HPTLC analysis for honey. This issue, and this webinar, highlight the innovative work of researchers Dr Connie Locher, Tom Sostaric and Md Khairul Islam. “When I saw the Australian publication the first time, I was immediately impressed by the great …

Journal highlights HPTLC for honey analysis

The CAMAG Bibliography Service (CBS) journal has essentially dedicated their first issue of the year to showcase the CRC’s research. CBS is an international industry journal dedicated to HPTLC analysis. This special issue called ‘Analysis of honey by HPTLC’ highlights the years-long research of Dr Connie Locher, Tom Sostaric and Md Khairul Islam. It touches …

Hopes a manuka honey summit between Australia and New Zealand could end sticky trademark situation | ABC News

Dr Peter Brooks, the leader of the CRC’s Program 2, has weighed in on an ABC News article about the possibility of resolving the dispute between Australia and New Zealand over manuka honey. The issue stems from the term manuka or mānuka. New Zealanders are battling to trademark the term ‘mānuka’ on the grounds of …

Manuka Trials a Success in Tasmania | Media Release

TASMANIA, APRIL 10, 2021 – Manuka honey, produced from the nectar of the Tasmanian native Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), is being bred for high-quality medicinal honey. A collaboration between Douglas River Honey, the University of Tasmania and the CRC for Honey Bee Products has been exploring the genetic diversity across the state and capturing it in a …

Final Report Summary: Development of honey bee products from a biodiversity hotspot

AgriFutures Australia has published a research report summary on a project which quantified the antibacterial activity of WA honeys. This research was supported by the Bee Industry Council of Western Australia (BICWA) and the CRC for Honey Bee Products, and the report was produced by CRC research Dr Kate Hammer. Summary This project quantified the …

Celebrating incredible bee biodiversity | Farm Weekly

Farm Weekly picked up our recent ‘WA bees for Future Food Security‘ event. The event, which was held on Friday the 5th of March, was accompanied by delicious foods and the celebration of WA’s bees. ‘CRC HBP chief executive officer Liz Barbour said it was fitting for Slow Food to celebrate local produce with beekeepers …

Survey shows bee industry being stung | Farm Weekly

A new article in Farm Weekly discusses the need for WA beekeepers to participate in the CRC’s questionnaire. “Concerns of commercial beekeepers have led the Co-operative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products (CRCHBP) to conduct a research project to understand the state of the industry use of available natural resources. Led by professor [Ben] White …

CRCHBP to co-host ‘WA bees for Future Food Security’ dinner

When the sun sets and the bees go to sleep, out come beekeepers and their friends for food and fun! Slow Food is breaking away from the hills and coming to the heart of honey bee research at the University of Western Australia to show-off a different side of honey. Offering a mouth-watering menu using …

CRC researchers join the Australasian Honey Bee 2021 Conference

The time is fast approaching for CRC for Honey Bee Products (CRCHBP) researchers to return to WA for the Australasian Honey Bee 2021 Conference (30th June and 1st July). Soheila Beiranvand, Katharina Schmidt, Chris Wellington and Tate Hancox are all presenting aspects of their PhD research at the conference. Coming from Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia, they …

Research Paper: Antioxidant HPTLC-DPPH Fingerprinting of Honeys and Tracking of Antioxidant Constituents Upon Thermal Exposure

Researchers Md Khairul Islam, Katherine Hammer, Cornelia Locher, Tomislav Sostaric and Lee Yong Lim have published a paper about a new method for analysing the antioxidant activity of honeys. Abstract The use of High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) coupled with the use of DPPH* (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) as a derivatisation reagent is a novel approach to the analysis …