Flowhive inventor Cedar

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 …

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Applying Manuka honey to wound

Natural Wound Care

Use Australia’s Manuka, bioactive 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 molecules. The …

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Australian leptospermum flowers

5 Medical Honey Facts

Most honey has antibacterial properties, but Australia’s Manuka Bioactive Honeys are especially potent. Australia’s Manuka Honey is harvested from Leptospermum polygalifolium, (or Active Jellybush Honey), 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, Tasmania and New Zealand. …

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Upclose image of a bee

Astonishing Bee Images

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program designs and develops large and small scale surveys for native bees. As part of that program we also develop identification tools and keys for native bee species. One aspect of creating those tools is creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects …

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Super bug breakthrough – Manuka (and Jellybush) honey may reverse antibiotic resistance.

(NaturalNews) In less than a week, three different research studies have been released about antibiotic resistance super bugs. Two were issued as nothing less than dire warnings. For example, as NaturalNews covered earlier, UK scientists are calling for the “urgent need for global action” due to the discovery of a spreading phenomenon — a gene …

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Native honey a sweet antibacterial – Australian Geographic

A native honey may well be the most powerfully antimicrobial honey ever discovered, say Queensland researchers. The honey, cultivated at undisclosed locations in northern NSW and southeast Queensland, is made by bees that have fed on Leptospermum polygalifolium, also known as jelly bush or the lemon-scented tea tree. The researchers tested 100 jelly bush honeys …

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Australian leptospermum plant

The Antibacterial Honey Derived from Australian Flora

Chronic wound infections and antibiotic resistance are driving interest in antimicrobial treatments that have generally been considered complementary, including antimicrobially active honey. Australia has unique native flora and produces antibacterial honey with a wide range of different physicochemical properties. In this study we surveyed 477 honey samples, derived from native and exotic plants from various …

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Boy using wound healing Manuka honey

Honey stimulates inflammatory cytokine production from monocytes

Research from Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom Clinical observations indicate that honey may initiate or accelerate the healing of chronic wounds and has, therefore, been claimed to have anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of honey on the activation state of  immunocompetent cells, using the monocytic cell line, MonoMac-6 …

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Leptospermum close-up of flowers

Excerpts from an interview with Shona Blair on ‘Catalyst’ program ABC TV

Shona Blair believes she has discovered the mechanism of how honey attacks bacteria so effectively. She’s studied a particularly potent form of medicinal honey made by bees using Leptospermum, or jelly bush flowers from Northern NSW and a related plant known as Manuka in New Zealand. Shona found that even the notorious Golden Staph is …

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