Tracking honey pathways: hive site to distribution
Work by the CRC for Honey Bee Products has brought the Australian honey industry quality assurance program into the digital age. B-QUAL, established by the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council in 1999 as a traceability tool, is an independently audited quality assurance program. It provides businesses with product integrity, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, industry best practice and supports biosecurity, for ease of access to domestic and export markets. B-Trace was developed for the smaller beekeeper, under 100 hives.