Faculty of Science

Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products

The Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products is working with a range of industry and community partners.

It aims to resolve current industry problems that limit the value and expansion of the Australian honey bee products industry.

UWA researchers who are contributing to the CRC are based in schools across the Faculty of Science and UWA.

The CRC for Honey Bee Products will be supporting a cohort of 16 PhD students across Australia.

A selection of current projects in the CRC for Honey Bee Products to be undertaken at UWA is listed here.

We welcome discussion on other research project ideas; please contact Dr Liz Barbour, CEO CRC for Honey Bee Products.

International students can use our online enquiry form, which helps us match your research interests with a potential supervisor.

Nectar production and quality for honey bee products
Nectar production determines the amount and quality of honey a bee can produce. This project will use ecophysiological methods to determine how environmental and plant-internal factors influence nectar volumes and nectar quality.
Balancing the competing interests of land and fire management to secure a competitive beekeeping industry
honey bee
The project will assess desirable interventions and strategies to promote balance in our natural environment towards securing a sustainable future for native bushland, wildlife, farming communities, and promotes a commercial beekeeping industry that generates high-value 'clean and green' bee products.