Subject: Honey research project update
I hope 2018 is off to a great start.
Sample collection and the free honey testing carried out as part of the ‘Oz Honey Project’ (https://ozhoneyproject.wordpress.com/) will end January 31st, 2018.
We anticipate that the chemical analyses (DHA, MGO and HMF testing) of the samples we have collected will be completed by March 2018, and that the bioactivity testing will continue through to the end of the project in 2019.
We sincerely thank all of the beekeepers who have contributed to our project investigating the activity of Australian Leptospermum (manuka) honey. The response to our study has been overwhelmingly positive, and we have collected over 1000 honey samples over the last couple of years. We are excited to share the results of our project with you soon.
Our collaborators at the University of the Sunshine Coast will be continuing the chemical analysis of honey samples in a reduced form as part of a new CRC for Honey Bee Products project over the next few years. Please contact Dr Peter Brooks for details, or see their Facebook page.
Dr Nural Cokcetin
Oz Honey Project Coordinator
ithree institute, Faculty of Science
University of Technology Sydney
+61 (0) 405 284 718
PO Box 123 Broadway NSW 2007 Australia