Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) say that Australian manuka honey is just as powerful at fighting bacteria as New Zealand manuka honey. The difference between Australian and New...

A Manuka tree flower Australia’s biggest honey packer Capilano has entered into a 50:50 business venture with New Zealand honey producer Comvita to expand its Manuka (or Leptospermum) honey operations.   A...

Two separate research reports recently released in the US have pointed to a number of causes for the serious decline in bee numbers that is threatening US agriculture and food supplies globally. Some of...

Honey production in Western Australia is down more than half this year, compared with last year, after honeybees were affected by recent drought conditions. The University of Western Australia’s Professor...

Peak horticulture organisation Growcom today welcomed news that the federal government has told a Senate enquiry it has decided to rethink its decision not to fight the invasion of the destructive Asian...

Honeybees can learn to avoid nectar containing natural plant toxins, but will eat it when there is no alternative, scientists at the UK’s Newcastle University have found. This means that in areas...

Bee mortality is rising while the number of beekeepers in Europe is declining, all of which could have a serious impact on food production since most plants and crops are pollinated by bees. The European...

The sudden death of bee colonies since late 2006 across North America has stumped scientists for four years. But today, researchers at Texas Tech may have a greater understanding of the mysterious colony...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand has announced plans to extend temporary maximum limits in honey for the neurotoxin tutin, produced by a New Zealand plant called the tutu bush. Currently, FSANZ allows...

A report released yesterday by the RIRDC highlights the vulnerability of Australia’s European honeybee population, and the corresponding risk to 65% of the nation’s crops, which rely on these...