B-TRACE Australia

B-QUAL News June 2022

B-TRACE Australia

Australian honey is one of the few honeys still collected from native bushland and forests and is considered some of the purest in the world.

Additionally, due to our strict biosecurity measures, it is also free from most honeybee diseases negating the use of husbandry chemicals and antibiotics.

The value of the industry is estimated at $125 million for honey, beeswax, pollen, royal jelly, venom and honey bee exports, with a further $14 billion farm gate value generated by 65% of Australia’s agriculture wholly or partly reliant on honey bee pollination.

Honey is claimed to be the third most adulterated food product, through the addition of syrups, and so it is important for producers, exporters and consumers, to have confidence in the quality of Australian honey bee products.

Australia is one of the last places on Earth where we don’t have diseases like varroa, so keeping diseases out is considered critical for the industry.