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: 26 Feb 2020
Author(s): Dr Doug Somerville
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The 2019/20 summer continues to challenge the beekeeping industry. Drought conditions remain in large areas throughout Australia and fires have devastated the industry.
Through all this activity, normal operations must continue. It’s important that beekeepers are equipped to provide for their bees during these challenging times. This fact sheet, developed by Dr Doug Somerville, with AgriFutures Honey Bee Program and the Australian Honey Bee Industry Council, aims to equip beekeepers with fundamental bee nutrition knowledge (water, nectar and pollen) to help during these challenging times.