Honey Science

Bees in a chain

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 brain.] Not only does …

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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 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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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 actually make honey

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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MGO NPA Conversion Table

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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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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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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