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Why ‘super honey’ is the bees knees for wounds and infections

Surgihoney is cost-effective and speeds healing of hard-to-treat injuries. Can it become the ultimate wound-care product? The healing powers of honey have been known about for thousands of years. But Surgihoney, whose natural antibacterial properties have been boosted, is proving highly … Continue reading

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Stinging claims on healing honey

The $120 million manuka honey industry is bracing for a critical BBC expose of “counterfeit” products, which some producers fear could cause irreparable damage to their reputation. The BBC was in New Zealand last week interviewing for its documentary, expected … Continue reading

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Honey, how sweet it is

What if I told you that it is possible for you to eat a form of food that has been around for thousands of years and one that tastes the same as it did thousands of years ago? Where as … Continue reading

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The woman raising awareness about the plight of bees

With the launch of New Zealand’s first National Honey Week, an Auckland woman says city dwellers can do their bit to safeguard a vital species. Kim Kneijber’s beehives are a little-known honeytrap in the heart of the city. The hobbyist … Continue reading

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Our bees are dying

Native bees are declining at an alarming rate in Whangarei, according to a student’s doctoral research. Ngaire Hart has been looking at the issue as part of her AUT University doctorate. She says native bee numbers have decreased over the … Continue reading

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