Bee Preservation is being done well by Student Citizen Scientists all over Australia. In terms of bee preservation, it's so good to see students being encouraged to get involved in such and important and meaningful study. Projects like this help in immeasurably in practical ways, but also foster greater understanding and empowerment in the leaders
Bee Science Latest News Bee Swarms Work Like Giant Brains, Where Each Bee Is a Nerve Cell (Bee Science Shows) On their own, bee brains are fairly remarkable things, although human computing power still trumps them. But new (bee science) research suggests that individual members of a swarm behave surprisingly like neurons in a human
Horse wound healing can be aided with high MGO Manuka Honey. Horse wound healing can apparently be dramatically aided by the application of high MGO Manuka Honey according to a recent study by the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science. Here's a section of their article on the report.
Australian Manuka Honey Industry has some great news. While the article doesn't mention that Australia's Manuka Honey is also a member of AMHA, it does explain quite well the implications of the grant for the industry as a whole. The Australian Manuka Honey Association (AMHA) has received a $165,000 grant from the Government to support
Attract Native Bees Attract Native Bees to your Garden with these awesome flower planting suggestions from www.1millionwomen.com.au. Not only to they flood your garden with gorgeous swaths of colour, but they also create a fertile sanctuary and foraging zones for Native Bees. Native bees come in all different sizes and colour schemes and while most
Honey Bee Protectors in America - Planet Bee Foundation We all know that the honey bee is vital for pollination and securing our food supply. But with the recent dramatic decline in honey bee populations around the world, but especially in the USA, the need to save, protect and nurture honey bees has become ever
Honey History Honey History in Australia is a sensitive topic. It may well have been earlier than 1822 that honey bees first arrived in Australia. But who's to know? If anyone, Peter Barrett of Caloundra, Queensland might. He has looked into it in extra ordinary detail. Read his amazingly well researched writings into Australia's honey
Australian Native Bees Guide Keeping Australia’s broad range of native bees just got easier with the release of the new Australian native bees guide, produced by NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Tocal College. NSW DPI, Education Officer Professional Development, Danielle Lloyd-Prichard said the new Australian native bees guide provides a wealth of advice on how
Manuka honey debate: Tasmanian beekeepers claim ‘we were first’ in battle with New Zealand The Manuka Honey Debate continues - yet to be resolved. Photo by ABC Tasmanian honey producers say they have the proof “manuka honey” was produced on the island state years before New Zealand — and the Kiwis can buzz
Manuka Honey Science shows promising results. Excerpt from original Manuka Honey Science research article published by frontiersin.org The IL-6/STAT3 Signaling Pathway Is an Early Target of Manuka Honey-Induced Suppression of Human Breast Cancer Cells Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women worldwide with a mortality rate of >500,000 annually, 62% of deaths occurring
Pilot study shows evidence of healing in atopic dermatitis An open-label, pilot study has found that the topical application of manuka honey may be effective in treating atopic dermatitis lesions. Abdullah A. Alangari M.D., the study’s lead author and an allergist at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, says he was prompted to investigate the
Aussie apiarists stung as Kiwis claim manuka honey naming rights A well balanced article in the Australian by Matthew Denholm, Tasmania correspondent. Manuka Honey Naming Rights is a contentious issue. This article summarises some of the implications for both Australia and New Zealand quite well. It will be interesting to see how it all pans
Interesting article by TERESA RAMSEY about Myrtle Rust on Manuka and Jellybush Plants in Australia and New Zealand Myrtle Rust - Beekeepers are nervous about the threat to New Zealand's manuka honey industry. However, they hope to get a lucky break with the deadly fungi, just like their Aussie neighbours. The Australian honey industry survived
Why lab testing Manuka Honey is so important. This is a very good article about Manuka Honey. It's long, but it's a scientific publication that highlights the importance of accurate testing and labeling of Medical Grade Honeys. Since super bugs aren't able to develop a resistance to Medical Grade Honey as antibiotics do, accurate testing
On the music festival Bluesfest site near Byron Bay in northern New South Wales some of the world's finest honey is being produced. On the former tea tree plantation there are 50 bee hives owned and tended to by beekeeper Michael Howes from Tyagarah Apiaries. "We've had the bees here at this site coming on
He talks a lot. But this is quite a reasonably good explanation of how Queen bees come into bee-ing : )
Forward: What's in a name? - Manuka Honey or Jellybush Honey This well written article attempts to define the problem currently facing the honey industry in both Australia and New Zealand. As scientists are now discovering, Australia is very likely a much more abundant and prolific source of potent, scientifically proven Active Leptospermum honey; conventionally
The nation’s busiest pollinators have received a boost after the official launch of a multi-faceted effort to maintain the health of Australia’s bees along with the country’s $1.8 billion pollination-reliant horticulture and grain industries. Horticulture Innovation Australia, the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council and Grain Producers Australia have joined forces to deliver a $3M program
Nice video on how bees actually make honey This is quite a fun watch. Very well presented and clear description of how bees make honey. It goes for about six minutes which is about as long as it takes to eat a honey sandwich.
Oz Honey Project Our research team is running a project looking for more sources of medicinal Australian Leptospermum honey (aka jelly bush, or Australian manuka). We are asking beekeepers with access to Leptospermum honeys from anywhere in the country to provide samples to include in this research project until 2017 (exact date will be announced closer to the time).
Flu season natural remedy - A good cold fighting recipe. This is pretty much the best recipe I could find. It's the one I use every winter when I feel a cold coming on. The important thing is to get it into you fast. As soon as you notice cold symptoms make up a brew
Government has tested 800 samples from around the world to create a benchmark definition for the prized product The New Zealand government has tested 800 samples of honey from around the world to establish a scientific definition of genuine manuka honey and crackdown on alleged fakes. Jars purporting to be New Zealand manuka were pulled
Australian Leptospermum Honey - Native trees to save people Australian leptospermum honey has the potential to surpass New Zealand’s Mānuka honey for both activity and scale. Mānuka derived from New Zealand’s sole leptospermum tree, leptospermum scoparium is the gold standard in medicinal honey. Australia is the homeland of leptospermum with 85 of the world’s 87
Leptospermum honey from Australia If you have a mind for Leptospermum Honey science then this will be of interest. Here are the results of a study recently published in the scientific journal PloS ONE into the properties and potential availability of Australia's manuka honey. Abstract Most commercially available therapeutic honey is derived from flowering Leptospermum
Another excellent ABC Landline Manuka Honey report on flourishing Australian Manuka Honey industry. Use the ivew scroller to advance the video to the 19 minute mark to view the segment on our Jellybush Honey and an interview with Mike Howes. http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/taste-of-landline/RA1603Q004S00 Check back here soon for a transcript of the article.
Australian Manuka honey as powerful against superbugs as NZ variety, researchers say. Manuka honey made by bees foraging on Australian native plants has antibacterial properties at least as powerful as the famous New Zealand variety, according to new research, but New Zealand producers are trying to trademark the name. New Zealand-made manuka honey has long
Manuka Honey bees and in fact all bees share a unique ability to communicate through "dance". In the late forties and since then, scientists have been studying bee behavior in an effort to unravel their complex ability to communicate. This video, by Gerogia Tech's College of Computing is a great way to understand the fruits
Medical Grade Honey Uses? Like New Zealand's Manuka Honey, Australia's Manuka or Active Jellybush Honey comes from bees that forage the Leptospermum plant. This honey has special (scientifically proven) properties not found in "conventional" honeys, making it useful for healing and improved health. Some well known uses of Active Jellybush Honey include relieving the
Insects master abstract concepts An insect's brain is capable of constructing and handling abstract concepts. It can even use two different concepts simultaneously in order to make a decision when faced with a new situation. This unexpected result was obtained by Professor Martin Giurfa and his team at the Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale(CNRS/Université
Liquid gold rush beckons for Australian honey producers as research identifies best antimicrobial nectar
Outstanding article on Australia's Manuka, Active Jellybush Honey on ABC Landline. Watch it here on Iview and keep a lookout at the 20 minute mark for a interview with our very own Michael Howes. http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/landline/RA1601Q002S00 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-06/liquid-goldrush-for-australian-honey-producers/7141896 Landline By Sean Murphy Updated yesterday at 10:04am PHOTO: Manuka honey is becoming exceedingly lucrative to producers as interest