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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 brain.] Not only does …

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Honey history in Australia

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

The history of the honeybee arriving in Australia is an interesting topic. It may well have been earlier than 1822 that honey bees first arrived in Australia. But who’s to know? Peter Barrett of Caloundra, Queensland has looked into the history of the honeybee arriving in Australia in extra ordinary detail. Read his amazingly well …

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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. 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 off if they think they can claim ownership …

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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 Signalling 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 in developing countries (1). Despite improved …

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Manuka honey naming rights

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 …

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Manuka myrtle rust

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 …

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Manuka honey or jellybush honey

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 termed “Manuka Honey”. The word “Manuka” itself is Maori in origin, …

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National bee biosecurity program

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 …

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How bees 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

Oz Honey Project on medicinal Australian Leptospermum honey

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 …

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Australian Leptospermum Flowers

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 species, yet little is known about the potential of …

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Australian Manuka honey also known as Active Jellybush Honey

Australian Manuka Honey a.k.a 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 …

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Medical Grade Honey Uses

Australia’s Manuka Bioactive Honey and New Zealand’s Manuka 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 Australia’s Manuka Bioactive Honey include relieving the symptoms of sore throat, combating Golden Staph …

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michael howes on ABC landline

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 an interview with our very own Michael Howes. http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/landline/RA1601Q002S00 Key points: New Zealand manuka and Australian jelly bush are species of Leptospermum Australian research will test up to 86 …

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