Project snapshot: Increasing the value of Australian honey as a health food
Honey has a long history of use to treat digestive ailments and research suggests honey acts as a prebiotic food that favourably changes the balance...
Published: 9 Sep 2022
Author(s): Elizabeth Frost, Nadine Chapman
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A 2021 survey of 109 Australian beekeepers was conducted to determine beekeeper attitudes and opinions surrounding genetic improvement of honey bees in Australia. The study asked beekeepers about their queen replacement strategies, what colony traits are most important to them and their perception of Plan Bee and genetic improvement.