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Honey Research 1974/75



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PRESS RELEASE Itf ' STATEMENT BY

THE MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRY

CANBERRA .

24 A p ril 1974

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The M in iste r f o r Prim ary In d u s try , Senator Ken W riedt

announced today th a t he had approved expenditure t o t a l l i n g

$8,060 f o r th e purpose o f fu rth e rin g re se a rc h designed to

b e n e fit th e beekeeping in d u stry in A u s tra lia .

Funds are provided f o r honey re se a rc h by th e

A u stra lia n Honey Board w ith matching c o n trib u tio n s from the

S p ecial Research Grant made a v a ila b le by th e A u stralian

Government. The programme o f re se arc h f o r 1974/75 supports

p ro je c ts recommended by th e Honey Research Advisory Committee,

The re se arc h p ro je c ts in th e programme are concerned

w ith Bee n u tr itio n , P o llin a tio n of A g ric u ltu ra l and

H o rtic u ltu ra l Crops, Studios on honoy flow s, p o lle n s, Honey

Chemistry and bee d is e a s e s .

S enator Wriedt sa id th a t much b e n e fit had been .

derived from th e re se arc h programme sin ce i t s in c e p tio n in

1 9 6 5 ยป through i t s c o n trib u tio n to th e maintenance o f

A u s tr a lia 's p o s itio n as a producer and ex p o rter of q u a lity

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