Yao honey-hunters harvesting a honeybee nest in Niassa Special.
Reserve, Mozambique, where human-honeyguide cooperation still thrives.
Photo by Jessica van der Wal
Cooperating with honeyguides has been found to increase food security. It facilitates cultural traditions and enables income or trade.
Royal Australian Mint
Celebrating the European honeybee is a misplaced opportunity to honour our forgotten native pollinators.
Cape Honeybee gathering pollen from a rock rose flower - South Africa.
Honeybees are crucial for pollinating crops and plants. They need good forage resources to do this and these resources are under threat in South Africa.
Excavating Nok terracotta figurines at the research site.
The study yields the first direct chemical evidence for honeybee product exploitation in West Africa.
A speech pathologist and lecturer in voice disorders explains why lemon and honey tea won’t fix your lost voice. But here’s what might help.
Our study is the first to research the impact of online misinformation on biological invasions.
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The ex-combatants’ food memories show how they continue trying to make sense of both their past and present experiences of violence.
Honey-alcohol fermentation experiment with chopped “moerwortel” plant additive, Glia prolifera.
Until now the search for early evidence of alcohol has fixated on residue analysis.
Three foods and some cool stuff you should know about them.
The teddybear bee is a native Australian species.
In NSW, honeybees are listed as a key threatening process to biodiversity.
Native bumble bees perform ‘buzz pollination,’ shaking flowers to release protein-rich pollen.
‘Bee-washing,’ marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee.
Honey can carry clues about where pollutants come from.
Urban pollutants are a health concern in growing cities. Scientists are turning to honey bees to help monitor contaminants in soil, water, air and plants.
It doesn’t always pay to know what’s really in your food – but it’s fun to find out, anyway.
Ornamental craft made from palm leaves and pine cone in grass baskets are sold in Eswatini.
Non-Timber Forest Products don’t often feature in discussions about poverty reduction and alleviation.
Foraging bees are exposed to a cocktail of toxic chemicals in the environment.
The world’s most widely used herbicide poses a threat to honey bees.
What is in these products? And if additives don’t affect your health, would you care?
Food fraud, the centuries-old problem that won’t go away.
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Dairy farmers used to put sheep brains and chalk in skim milk to make it look frothier and whiter. Coffee, honey and wine have also been past targets of food fraudsters. Can the law ever keep up?
The new discovery significantly deepens the ‘fake honey’ scandal.
More than a quarter of commercially available honeys show signs of having been bulked out with cheaper products such as sugar cane and corn syrup, a new analysis shows.
The industry selling honey and bee products is booming.
The bee product industry is booming and in unregulated markets, there is a strong economic incentive to cheat. Self regulation combined with legal deterrence could help clean up the sticky mess.
Myrmecocystus honeypot ants, showing the repletes, their abdomens swollen to store honey, above ordinary workers.
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Honey might be synonymous with bees, but they’re not the only insects that come up with the goods.
Fake honey products have been found in Australia.
Australia’s largest honey producer has been accused of selling fake honey. But what is fake honey – and why has it only been found now?