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: 1 Dec 2007
Author(s): HAL, DAFF, RIRDC
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At a workshop in April 2007, the honeybee industry and other pollination stakeholders evaluated opportunities and threats to the pollination industry and set initial directions to develop paid pollination services as a self sustaining industry. The workshop was funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) under their Industry Partnerships Program.
At this workshop, it was agreed that an incursion of Varroa destructor poses one of the greatest threats to Australian horticulture and other plant based industries. The primary agreed outcome of the workshop was the need to develop a business plan that can be independently managed by an industry alliance. This project is known as Pollination Australia.