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The impact of varroa mite on Australian honey supply

The impact of varroa mite on Australian honey supply

Australia’s varroa-free status was something to be proud of and to protect. The pest is endemic in other countries worldwide, causing harm to bees and their hives. The mite cannot affect honey, and is not present in honey, but the impact of varroa mite can have a...

The importance of bees

The importance of bees

The importance of bees Global farming practices have always had a primary focus on increasing yield. The stakeholder benefits are greater profits, consistent supply, and reduced hunger.  Over the last century, government bodies and private organisations have invested...

Environmental impacts on honey production

Environmental impacts on honey production

Environmental impacts on honey production The last few years have proved challenging for Australian Beekeepers. After many years of drought, there followed the 2019/2020 Black Summer fires, which destroyed many prime areas. 2022 has provided challenges for many with...

Australia wins Manuka trademark battle with New Zealand

Australia wins Manuka trademark battle with New Zealand

Australia wins Manuka trademark battle with New Zealand In December 2021 Australia won the legal fight with New Zealand. The Australian Manuka Association advised the following:  The Australian Manuka Honey Association is delighted to inform you the UK Intellectual...

Food Fraud

Food Fraud

Food fraud is a global problem and honey regularly appears in the top five products subject to food fraud. It is such a problem that companies have developed policies around protecting themselves from the associated financial and reputational risks. 

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