Dr Connie Locher contributes a chapter to ‘More than Gold and Honey’

Congratulations to Connie Locher for her chapter contribution to the German/English book, More than Gold and Honey. More than Gold and Honey was created to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the West Australian-German Business Association (WAGBA). The book was launched at their anniversary event at the WA Museum and featured esteemed guests including Premier Mark …

Research Paper: Species delimitation, hybridization and possible apomixis in a rapid radiation of Western Australian Leptospermum (Myrtaceae)

Check out the latest research article from Rachel Binks and Margaret Byrne published in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. Abstract Species delimitation is challenging in rapid radiations because the typical markers of speciation are often obscured. Here, we use comprehensive sampling and genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphisms to assess species boundaries in a radiation …

Research Paper: A Comprehensive Survey of Phenolic Constituents Reported in Monofloral Honeys around the Globe

Congratulations to Ivan Lawag, Lee-Yong Lim, Ranee Joshi, Katherine Hammer, and Cornelia Locher for their latest research article published in Foods. Abstract The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive overview of the large variety of phenolic compounds that have to date been identified in a wide range of monofloral honeys found globally. …

Research Paper: Genetic Variation in Flowering Traits of Tasmanian Leptospermum scoparium and Association with Provenance Home Site Climatic Factors

The latest research article from Christopher Wellington, René Vaillancourt, Brad Potts, Dale Worledge, and Anthony O’Grady has just been published in Plants! Abstract Leptospermum scoparium is emerging as an economically important plant for the commercial production of mānuka honey and essential oils, both exhibiting unique antibacterial attributes. To support its domestication this is the first quantitative …

UWA Media Release: Sweet rewards from honeypot ant honey study

The recent honeypot ant honey study by Cornelia Locher, Md Khairul Islam, Ivan Lawag, Tomislav Sostaric, and Professor Lee Yong Lim has been highlighted in a UWA media release! Honey derived from bees has been extensively analysed around the world, yet very few studies have been conducted on the unusual insect honey produced by Western …

Research Paper: Australian Honeypot Ant (Camponotus inflatus) Honey—A Comprehensive Analysis of the Physiochemical Characteristics, Bioactivity, and HPTLC Profile of a Traditional Indigenous Australian Food

Have you ever heard of ant honey? The latest CRCHBP research paper explores the honey produced by Western Australian honeypot ants. Congratulations to Md Khairul Islam, Ivan Lawag, Tomislav Sostaric, Edie Ulrich, Danny Ulrich, Terrence Dewar, Lee Yong Lim, and Cornelia Locher for publishing their new article, ‘Australian Honeypot Ant (Camponotus inflatus) Honey—A Comprehensive Analysis …

Research paper: Cross-cultural differences in consumers’ attention to food labels

Congratulations to Kenneth Ho, Fang Liu, Liudmila Tarabashkina, Thierry Volery for publishing their latest research article in the British Food Journal. Abstract Purpose Extended from Hofstede’s cultural framework, this study investigated the differences between the Australian (representing the Western culture) and Chinese (representing the Eastern Culture) consumers in regard to their attention paid to product attribute cues presented on …

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 …