Bees top Co-operative Research Centre list

Honey bee product value and production is directly related to the quality and extent of hive sites.

Honey bee product value and production is directly related to the quality and extent of hive sites.

A NEW Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) led by the University of Western Australia (UWA) will provide a much-needed boost to Australia’s valuable, but largely untapped honey bee products, by bringing ­together both industry and academic expertise from across Australia.

Dr Liz Barbour, from UWA’s Office of Research Enterprise, said the CRC for Honey Bee Products would resolve current industry problems that limited the value and expansion of the Australian honey bee products industry.

Products include honey, beeswax, pollen, royal jelly, venom and honey bee export.

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