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, …

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 …

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 …

Pollination innovation grants open

The CRC is partnering with the Tasmanian Beekeepers Association and the University of Tasmania to launch a pollination small grants program with the Tasmanian Liberal Government. Read Guy Barnett’s (Minister for Primary Industries and Water) media release below: The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering support for Tasmania’s honey bee industry with the launch of a …

National honey library to prove authenticity of Tasmanian leatherwood

ABC News’ Erin Cooper has released a new article about Tasmanian Leatherwood that highlight’s the CRC’s work on producing a national honey library. “With this database, we’re really building up a catalogue to check against so we get a good understanding of what is normal,” she says. “In the end, we really want that when you …

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 …

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 …