Thursday, May 19, 2016

Australia Seeks to Capitalize on Medical Honey

Medical honey on cards for Australian beekeepers

May 18, 2016, The Weekly Times

AUSTRALIAN beekeepers could capitalise on a growing market for medicinal honey.

Initial results from a five-year research project, conducted by the University of Technology Sydney, have found some types of Australian honey can compete with New Zealand’s manuka honey, when it comes to fighting bacteria.

Opportunity knocks: Beekeeper James Kershaw says leptospermum honey could fight bacteria.
James Kershaw, beekeeper and spokesman for the res­earch program, said there were concerns New Zealand’s man­uka honey production would be insufficient to meet global demand, creating opportunities for the Australian honey industry...

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