This is an old article but I will link this and other old ones I collected overtime. I think honey news never gets old!
Baillie is now on the hunt for a PhD student to work on the project full-time. Meanwhile, his early screening of samples has already yielded honeys with antimicrobial properties that can kill MRSA.
I wish I had a background in Microbiology. I could have applied.
From the Guardian, Monday 25 July 2011
Where will we find new antibacterial drugs? In honey?
Scientists are appealing for jars of honey to help them try to develop new antibacterial drugs
Professor Les Baillie and his team at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Photograph: James Davies
Who knows what medicinal secrets lurk in a pot of honey? Scientists in Wales intend finding out and are asking beekeepers throughout the UK to send in their honey for inspection. They’re especially keen to know what plants their bees have been feeding on – information that could, in time, help to develop new antibacterial drugs.