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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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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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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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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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