PhD student creates buzz with high-tech beehive monitoring system

The University of Western Australia’s latest media release highlights the achievements of PhD student Omar Anwar who was recently one of the winners of the inaugural AgriFutures BeeTech Challenge. “Omar’s smart hive solution Apis PrimeTM, which was developed in collaboration with CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) for Honeybee Products, uses a unique set of sensors to collect …

Omar Anwar’s winning pitch at the Australian Bee Tech Challenge

Congratulations to Omar Anwar for being one of the three winners at the inaugural Australian Bee Tech Challenge! “Launched in April 2022, the pitch-style competition invited Australian startups and entrepreneurs to present ready-for-market products specifically designed to meet the needs of the honey bee and pollination industry in the key areas of hive health, biosecurity, hive safety, …

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 …