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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?
Australian plants leave a unique pollen signature in our honey.
Australia's distinctive native plants give our honey a distinctive stamp. Welcome to melissopalynology: the study of pollen.
Bees don’t attack unless they feel threatened.
While bee sting deaths are rare, bees cause more hospitalisations than any venomous creature.
Sure it tastes nice, but what else can it do?
Manuka honey has a lot of evidence-based benefits, and a lot of rubbish claims too.
Bees have been living with the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder for a decade.
It's a decade since US beekeepers first noticed that their bees were mysteriously dying. Now we know much more about Colony Collapse Disorder, raising hopes that we can turn bees' fortunes around.
With the right skills, scientists can draw journalists like bees to honey.
Is there an art - or a science - to figuring out what stories will soar from the lab to the front page?