Research Paper: Development of an HPTLC-based dynamic reference standard for the analysis of complex natural products using Jarrah honey as test sample

Researchers Md Khairul Islam, Tomislav Sostaric, Lee Yong Lim, Katherine Hammer and Cornelia Locher have published a new research paper in PloS ONE. Abstract In this paper, we describe a novel approach to the development of a reference standard for the quality control of complex natural products, which will assist in the assessment of their …

B-QUAL Australia Honey Bee Workshop | 2 August 2021

Quality honey production is assured through the B-QUAL Australia system. Learn about the system and recent developments. B-QUAL Australia Pty Limited has been established by the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) as an independently developed and audited food safety program. B-QUAL aims to ensure that honey produced in Australia is quality assured for both …

Research Paper: Optimisation of Bee Pollen Extraction to Maximise Extractable Antioxidant Constituents

New research paper published in the highly regarded Antioxidants journal from our very own CRC researchers. This research by Ivan Lawag, Okhee Yoo, Lee Yong Lim, Katherine Hammer and Cornelia Locher, was published in a special issue called ‘Bee Products as a Source of Natural Antioxidants’. Abstract This paper presents the findings of a comprehensive …

Research Paper: Potential distribution of Leptospermum species (Myrtaceae) in Australia for bioactive honey production purposes

A new research paper by Abraão Almeida Santos, Tate Jason James Hancox, Marcelo Coutinho Picanço, Kate Delaporte & Katja Hogendoorn. This research, published in the New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science, helps to identify hotspots for various Leptospermum species. Abstract The genus Leptospermum (Myrtaceae) is widespread in Australia and contains several species that are of increasing …

Research paper: A New Approach to Inform Restoration and Management Decisions for Sustainable Apiculture

CRC researcher Joanne Picknoll has published her first paper on her model in Sustainability with coauthors Pieter Poot and Michael Renton. We’re very proud of Joanne for reaching this milestone in her research. Abstract Habitat loss has reduced the available resources for apiarists and is a key driver of poor colony health, colony loss, and …

Get the buzz on bee research | World Bee Day 2021

Perth commuters and visitors to the city are encouraged to make a bee-line to the Murray Street Mall on Thursday to celebrate World Bee Day 2021. A bee flora display in the mall will feature a safely enclosed bee hive, as well as bee experts to enlighten visitors about research efforts to foster and protect …

CRCHBP research beekeeper Tiffane Bates reflects on the AgriFutures Honey Bee & Pollination Advisory Panel

AgriFutures Australia recently gave a farewell to members stepping down from the Honey Bee & Pollination Advisory Panel, including our own Tiffane Bates. As a beekeeper, business owner and researcher, Tiffane brought both science and experience to the table. According to Tiffane “being on the Advisory Panel has given me a better perspective on how …

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 …