Gather By is proud to be actively involved with research partners CRC (Cooperative Research Centres Program) together with the Australian Government DIIS (Department of Industry, Innovation and Science) under the guidance of Dr Liz Barbour, CEO of CRC for Honey Bee Products, and these universities - University of the Sunshine Coast, University of Adelaide, University of Western Australia, University of Tasmania and the Telethon Kids Institute.
The CRC for Honey Bee Products is a trans-disciplinary program across four areas, driving innovation within the Australian Manuka honey industry to meet export demands. The CRC project mainly focuses on:
* Hive Sites
* Bee Health
* Honey Products
* Chain of Custody
Australian production of high-grade Manuka honey, from the healthiest bees in the world, is a major focus for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Honey Bee Products. Of the 80 Leptospermum species in Australia, within the 55 tested, 35 produce the bioactive ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA) in their nectar that honey bees harvest to make high methylglyoxal (MGO) Manuka honey. The CRC for Honey Bee Products has projects in Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia to increase production and optimise the healing benefits of Australian Manuka honey.