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: 4 Oct 2022
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The 4th Australian Bee Congress was held in Sydney from 8-11 June 2022. The event was an opportunity for industry participants to learn from peers, industry representatives, leading scientists and the many trade exhibitions across three days. Delegates had the opportunity to listen to more than 90 presentations, and make new connections and re-establish old ones though the many networking events.
In the lead-up to the Congress, the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council (AHBIC) provided, through a competitive application process, the opportunity for five successful scholars to take part. The scholarships were aimed at individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who otherwise would not have been able to attend.
Applicants applied for the scholarship program during April, with successful candidates notified in late April. The 19 applicants were from across Australia and had good diversity in experience, industry participation and gender. Four of the five recipients attended the 4th Australian Bee Congress; the fifth recipient did not attend due to ill health.