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 May 2019
Author(s): Michael Clarke
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This project reviewed the current honey bee industry levies, fees and charges to make a recommendation on an appropriate levy structure to serve the industry in the future.
Viable options for honey bee industry levy reform are described in the document and include increases in the R&D and biosecurity levies, introduction of a marketing levy, investigation of a 2% ad valorem levy and introduction of a pollination levy. It is now up to industry to review this analysis and select levy reform options that meet its needs for both the short and long term.