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Honey History – When did honey bees arrive in Australia – 1822 or not?

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

February 16th, 2018|
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New Australian native bees guide now available

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

February 6th, 2018|
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Manuka Honey Debate

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

January 19th, 2018|
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Manuka Honey Science Promising

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

October 30th, 2017|
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Atopic Dermatitis Manuka honey tested as treatment

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

October 11th, 2017|
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Manuka Honey Naming Rights

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

August 22nd, 2017|
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Kiwi beekeepers bolstered by Aussie experience with myrtle rust

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

July 3rd, 2017|
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Make sure your Manuka Honey is Laboratory Tested

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

June 15th, 2017|
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Green honey with a taste of the blues

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

June 11th, 2017|
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How Queen Bees Happen

He talks a lot. But this is quite a reasonably good explanation of how Queen bees come into bee-ing : )  

June 5th, 2017|
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What’s in a name – Manuka Honey or Jellybush Honey

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

May 29th, 2017|
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Code of Practice and National Bee Biosecurity Program

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

May 25th, 2017|
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How bees make honey

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.

May 22nd, 2017|
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Oz Honey Project on medicinal Australian Leptospermum honey

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).

May 22nd, 2017|
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Smash! the cold this winter with Australias Manuka Honey and…

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

May 15th, 2017|
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Honey trap New Zealand devises manuka test to fight fakes

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

May 8th, 2017|
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Australian Leptospermum Honey

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

January 13th, 2017|
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Leptospermum honey from Australia

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

January 9th, 2017|
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ABC Landline Manuka Honey Report

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.        

January 8th, 2017|
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Australian Manuka Honey is called Active Jellybush Honey

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

December 29th, 2016|

Manuka Honey Bees use Dance to Communicate

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

December 28th, 2016|

Medical Grade Honey Uses

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

April 17th, 2016|
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Scientists prove Bees can Think

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

April 7th, 2016|
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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

February 6th, 2016|
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All about Biofilm in 3D Animations

Videos Showing the Stages of Biofilm Formation and "reproduction" Leading Microbiologists talk about Biofilm and the latest research that shows how resilient and resistant it is to conventional treatments. The first video goes for about 5 minutes and it's worth watching to the end because there's some excellent 3D animation that illustrates the stages of

November 14th, 2015|
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We are off the grid at Byron Eco Park

100% off the grid honey production at Byron Eco Park Tyagarah Apiaries now proudly runs its honey factory, processing and packaging plant totally off the grid by solar power. We now can operate all our machines, both single and 3 phase, 24 /7 without any interruption due to the state of the art system installed

October 27th, 2015|
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Congratulations to Flowhive

Huge congratulations to Cedar and Stuart from Flowhive, not only for the well deserved success they're experiencing with their extraordinary Flowhive invention, but also for recently featuring on ABC's Australian Story. Michael Howes of Tyagarah Apiaries was delighted to help with some of the testing of the Flowhive during the early development days. "I put

October 26th, 2015|
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Natural Wound Care

Natural Wound Care Use Active Jellybush Honey for dressing of: Minor cuts and Scratches Leg ulcers Pressure ulcers Diabetic foot ulcers Infected wound resulting from injury or surgery Burns Why does Natural Wound Care Honey work so well? High osmolality Honey is a saturated or supersaturated solution of sugars that has strong interaction with water

October 13th, 2015|
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Five Medical Honey Facts

5 Medical Honey Facts Most honey has antibacterial properties, but Australian Jellybush and NZ Manuka are especially potent. Australia's Manuka or Active Jellybush Honey is harvested from Leptospermum polygalifolium, a member of the Myrtle Family of plants. A relative of Jellybush is Leptospermum scoparium commonly called Manuka is found occurring in Victoria, New South Wales,

October 12th, 2015|