Australian Manuka Honey Industry Getting New Investors

AgriFutures Australia, a trading name for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), is an organization that specializes in investment for new, emerging industries affecting agriculture that currently don’t have a developed research function. In their quest to develop Australian agricultural industries, AgriFutures recently highlighted 26 in particular they deem to be priorities, with…

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Honey Used in Children’s Emergency Experiments at Phila. Children’s Hospital

“Button batteries,” also called coin cell batteries, are shiny, small little objects that feel tingly to the tongue. For toddlers, unfortunately, that puts these batteries into the “belongs inside my mouth” category, and swallowed button batteries can burn holes through a child’s esophagus within hours, leading to pain, serious injury, and even complications that could…

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Australian Manuka Honey Association Gaining More Support

Back in March of this year, the Australian Manuka Honey Association (AMHA) was awarded a grant from the country’s federal government to expand its place in the international market for the novelty honey. Now, the AMHA has received even more support—this time from heavyweights in the country’s honey industry. Specifically, the Australian Honeybee Industry Council recently…

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Retired Couple Cut Processed Sugars, Turned It Into “Healthy” Business

While most people consider retiring once they hit their 60s, Steve and Joyce and Thorson chose to reinvent their lives and with gusto. Canners, gardeners, and occasionally cattle owners, the Thorson’s live outside of Manhattan, Montana, with Steve owning several construction companies and Joyce previously working as a TSA agent with Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.…

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Ancient Honeycomb Reveals the Etruscans as Beekeepers

Recently discovered during a northern Italy university workshop on the Etruscans, several beekeeping artifacts, including 2,500-year-old seared honeycombs, were discovered by students. They also found remnants of a one-of-a-kind grapevine honey made by beekeepers who must have travelled via rivers to make it. “The importance of beekeeping in the ancient world is well known through…

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