SOUTHERN Cross University researchers have discovered that a new form of honey, from bees foraging on tea tree, is higher in antioxidants and has sustained anti-microbial activity compared to other honeys.
Dr David Rudd from the University’s School of Environment, Science and Engineering conducted the research trials in the Bungawalbyn Valley region of New South Wales and not only found the Meluka Honey combined strong immediate anti-oxidant activity significantly higher than generic honey, but also that foraging on tea tree plants benefited the honeybees.