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: 25 May 2005
Author(s): Somerville, D
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A manual on honey bee nutrition for beekeepers, providing information on the known essential chemical requirements of honey bees including the components of nectar and pollen. Forty four case studies of beekeepers from every state in Australia and two from New Zealand are provided as examples on what is being practised by commercial beekeepers. They are not necessarily getting it right, but by trial and error, are improving the way they manage bees and ultimately improving the profitability of their beekeeping enterprise.