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Honey bees
Animal technology
Research project

Transmission of deformed wing virus (DWV) through imported semen

Australian beekeepers can import drone bee semen to access overseas genetics for desirable traits like improved honey production or resistance …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    12 Jun 2024 -
    18 Dec 2025

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Honey bees
Research project

Value of Pollination in the Australian Economy

There have been a number of previous studies that have examined the value of honey bee pollination to the Australian …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    27 Jul 2023 -
    16 May 2024

  • Research organisation

    Gillespie Economics

Honey bees
Research project

Resilient beekeeping in the face of Varroa

The honeybee industry contributes $264 million to the Australian economy in hive products, and $14.2 billion in pollination services to at least 35 …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    12 Jan 2023 -
    15 Mar 2024

  • Research organisation

    The University of Sydney (USYD)

Honey bees
Research project

Impact to Biosecurity with Reduced Access to Public Lands

This project will deliver a risk assessment on honey bee biosecurity on public lands including the development of an understanding …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    29 Nov 2022 -
    29 Jun 2023

  • Research organisation

    AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

Multiple industries
Honey bees Other rural industries
Research project

Support commercial beekeepers in trialling the use of technologies to capture, analyse and share data (including provenance and traceability) and to determine the value of that data to their businesse

The project will introduce the group to various technologies and these systems will assist the capturing of in-field data, sharing …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    14 May 2022 -
    29 Apr 2024

  • Research organisation

    Meridian Agriculture Pty Ltd

Multiple industries
Aquaculture Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Cross industry Dairy Eggs Forestry Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Poultry Pulse grains Sheep & lamb Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries Wine Wool
Data and AI
Research project

A common approach to sector-level GHG accounting for Australian agriculture

This project is focused on developing a common framework for greenhouse gas accounting of Australian agricultural activities at the sector level.
  • Funded by

    Agricultural Innovation Australia (AIA)

  • Project date

    18 Nov 2021 -
    31 Mar 2023

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Beef cattle Beverage Cereal grains Cotton Cross industry Dairy Eggs Essential oils Forestry Fruits Game Honey bees Natural capital assets Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Packaged food Pasture, fodder & feed Pork Poultry Pulse grains Sheep & lamb Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries Wine Wool
Multiple technology areas
Data and AI Traceability
Research project

OzAg Data exchange

The Australian AgriFood Data Exchange has a vision to create an interconnected data highway for Australia’s AgriFood value chain.…
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    30 Jun 2021 -
    30 Jun 2022

  • Research organisation

    KPMG Australia

Honey bees
Consumer health
Research project

New opportunities for the production of premium and medicinal honey

This investment will review a range of annual and perennial legumes suitable for use by the honeybee industry across southern …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    24 Jun 2020 -
    15 Jun 2021

  • Research organisation

    The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Honey bees
Animal technology
Research project

Scoping a Communication Strategy for Raising Awareness of Honey Bees

This project seeks to create a communications plan that assist industry in raising awareness of the importance of bees for; …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    2 Jun 2020 -
    1 Sep 2020

  • Research organisation

    Australian Honey Bee Industry Council

Honey bees
Novel ingredients
Research project

Optimising bioactive content of Australian stingless bee honey

Trehalulose is a functional food ingredient with several patents in place particularly for blood glucose control. Trehalulose occurs naturally in …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    1 Jun 2020 -
    30 May 2021

  • Research organisation

    The University of Queensland (UQ)

Honey bees
Plant science
Research project

Review of PRJ-010702 - ManukaLife Project

This project aims to enhance the production of high grade Australian Manuka honey through selection of species and hybrids within …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    19 Sep 2019 -
    30 Oct 2019

  • Research organisation

    Edward Murray Spicer

Honey bees
Animal technology
Research project

A Mid-Term Review of Investment in the Securing Pollination RnD4P Project

This is a mid-term evaluation and review of the Securing Pollination RnD4P project that assesses: (i) performance against the …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    11 Aug 2019 -
    15 Nov 2019

  • Research organisation

    Agtrans Research

Honey bees
Processing & packaging
Research project

Review of chemistry associated with honey testing

A literature review will be undertaken to investigate analytical methods to determine adulteration and quality of Australian honey samples. This …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    4 Mar 2019 -
    7 Jun 2019

  • Research organisation

    The Crown in right of the State of NSW acting through the Department of Primary Industries

Honey bees
Animal technology
Research project

Improving the health of hives used in pollination

The project will investigate the effects of three commonly used fungicide active ingredients during flowering of almond and canola on …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    24 Jul 2018 -
    16 Jul 2020

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

Honey bees
Animal technology
Research project

Probiotic development for bees: analyzing gut bacteria in healthy bees

This investment will establish the commercial feasibility of developing probiotic feeds for bees based on native bee gut bacteria. Bees …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    13 Jul 2018 -
    30 Jan 2021

  • Research organisation

    University of Canberra

Honey bees
Novel ingredients
Research project

Market and Production Potential for Australian Produced Propolis

Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees produce from saliva, beeswax and the exude of tree buds, sap flows …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    9 Jul 2018 -
    31 May 2019

  • Research organisation

    AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

Honey bees
Animal technology
Research project

Investigating factors that influence chalkbrood outbreaks in Australia

Nosema (N. apis and N. ceranae) and chalkbrood (Ascosphaera apis) are significant honeybee pathogens that reduce hive productivity and cause …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    6 Jul 2018 -
    30 Jan 2021

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Honey bees
Consumer health
Research project

Increasing the value of Australian honey as a health food

Gut microbes are recognised as playing a crucial role in health and disease and manipulating the balance of gut microbes …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    1 Jul 2018 -
    3 Apr 2022

  • Research organisation

    University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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