We carefully germinate and nurture botanical species in our controlled environment facilities, so that we can closely monitor growth conditions and tailor them to our desired purposes.
Dedicated lab space will provide an opportunity for us to experiment with growing conditions, extraction techniques and analysis to achieve the right balance of plant actives and effectiveness.
Some of the specialty species that we are focusing on including a range of medicinal herbs and mushrooms, many of which have a long history of use in traditional medicines and are still in use today.
Our 4.5-hectare property provides ample space to be flexible enough for us to expand the production of the botanical species that we are interested in growing and harvesting.
West Gippsland’s temperate climate provides naturally good growing conditions. But we are increasingly conscious of the impact that climate change is having on the region, so we also focus on plant species with an ability to adapt to range of conditions.
Encouraging bee populations to grow and thrive is doing a small bit to help the environment.
Bee populations around Australia have been impacted over past decades as a result of climate change and endemic pests, including Varroa mites. This is so unfortunate because bees play such a critical role in pollenating plants used for food and medicines, but also the naturally occurring wild flora. This is critical to help it restore itself, especially after damaging events like bushfires and logging deforestation.
We are hosting honeybee broods as part of our initiatives to study bee biology and better understand how we can protect it.
Bees have perfected the fine art of harnessing nature’s floral and plant resources, to make a wide variety of products from nectar, pollen, tree sap and mushroom roots. These products are subsequently used to feed and protect the colony and help keep the bees healthy.
We are actively researching the composition of bee products, to understand what benefits they may offer to human health, nutrition, and well-being throughout all stages of life.
The quality of bee products is only as good as the health of the bee colony. There are lots of different factors that affect bee health, plant biodiversity, seasonal variation, availability of food resources and keeping control of parasites, infections, pesticides, pollutants and other environmental factors.
We are interested in how all of these factors interplay, and are investigating how to improve beekeeping practices to ensure that we can keep bees healthy for future generations, and for future food security.
Bees have perfected the fine art of harnessing nature’s floral and plant resources, to make products from nectar and pollen that are used to support and protect their brood. We are actively researching the composition of these products, to understand what benefits they may have to human health and nutrition.
Max Biocare Research Park is blessed to have on location an established and partially forested and landscaped botanical garden that sets the perfect backdrop for our research.
We also maintain a growing collection of thousands of beautiful flowering perennials and native plants, adding to the local biodiversity, which is not only great to admire, but improves the health of local pollinating insects.