Australian honey news and information
Australian honey is different; better purity tests needed
A government backed review of tests to prove honey purity says that they sometimes don’t work with Australian honeys.
Just like Australian trees and plants, some Australian honeys have different chemical characteristics compared to those found in other parts of the world, and particularly in Europe.
Doctors say honey is the best medicine for your child’s coughs and cold
Honey is a better bet for treating a child’s persistent night-time cough than over-the-counter medicine.Dr Ronald McCoy, from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), said that “honey is preferred to over-the-counter cough suppressants to relieve symptoms of night-time coughing in a child over 12 months old with a cold.”
Leatherwood honey shortages looming
Shortages of Australia's finest and rarest honey - leatherwood honey - are almost certain to be felt later this year.