Industry Development Grant Project_Jessica Berry


HWA's Propolis Project, which is being run in conjunction with the University of the Sunshine Coast’s (USC) Honey Lab who has been instrumental in developing the Australian Manuka honey industry. Without the hard work of USC Honey Lab and the support of AgriFutures, it is uncertain how viable the Australian Manuka honey industry would be. This development grant would support furthering Australian propolis research and the progression of a commercial production trial. The objective of continuing this project is to develop an additional income stream for Australian commercial beekeepers, which will help to support their livelihoods and provide productivity during the winter months when honey supply is low.


Honey Bee

Research Organisation

Hive and Wellness Australia Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

The money will contribute towards the funding of the following activities that we are undertaking in this project: Continued propolis testing (University of Sunshine Coast) Propolis yield Phenolic content Antioxidant activity $100 $150 per sample (est. $25k annually) Processing trials (Raw propolis to propolis extract) Lab trial $4,000 Pilot trial $4,500

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Project Stage


Project Start Date

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Project Completion Date

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority


National Priority

HBE-Improve understanding of pollination strategies that impact crop yields and improve hive health