Why is this page here? This is the story of a small research unit, well-respected and well-credentialed who were producing invaluable insight into the benefits of a particular natural medicine - in this case Honey. It is just one example of how natural health information, knowledge and awareness is being stolen from the public domain with the collusion of Academia. It serves as an illustration of the growing importance of taking responsibility for one's own health, knowledge and their maintenance.

 

The Curious Case of
The Honey Research Unit at The University of Waitako

When it comes to honey, it seems that bees are not the only irreplaceable natural health resource disappearing from today's troubled world.

During the research for a page on the benefits of Honey and Cinnamon as a cure for many ailments and ills - including cancer I chanced upon the website for the Honey Research Unit at The University of Waitako. It consisted, at the time, of the terse advice "closed for redevelopment".

I could find no trace of any of the valuable, award-winning work the Honey Research Unit had undertaken over the years on the beneficial therapeutic effects of this marvellous substance.

On further investigation I was intrigued by the callous treatment this precious unit has suffered and decided to look further. I have had no reply to my enquiries about the unit's website which were submitted through the University's website - a sustained "no comment" from the administration.



Censored - the Honey Research Unit at The University of Waitako

Update March, 2016; All mention of the Honey Research Unit seems to have been eradicated from the University website as far as we could determine - still no response to our enquiries but there is this page which appears to confirm that the valuable honey research has been removed from public access. The motto, Ko Te Tangata, means "For the People" and reflects the University's philosophy that “people are central to the institution and are our most valued resource”.

Honey Research Unit (HRU)

The Honey Research Unit was established to promote research into the antimicrobial properties, composition and identification of honeys. It also serves as a source of expert knowledge on the composition and properties of honey, providing information and advice to marketers of honey and products containing honey, and information for the public on use of honey as a therapeutic agent (my emphasis) .

The Unit is funded by the New Zealand honey industry and by various research grants.[1]


For more information, visit the website: bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey.


Where you will now (October, 2012) be greeted with:

Honey-Research-Unit_closed-for-redevelopment


All links to any of the Unit's work now end up on this page bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/closed.shtml which I assume means the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikatohas been closed.

So much for public information on the benefits of honey, I wonder how the New Zealand honey industry regards the wisdom of investing in such a useful and to-date productive initiative now.

My curiosity was further piqued by the University's motto: Ko te tangata, which is Maori for “For The People”. The University advertises their “Special Character” as offering a uniquely New Zealand model of university education. Our motto, 'Ko Te Tangata', which means 'For the People', reflects our philosophy that we are in, of, and for the community.[2][3]

It seems to me that the University of Waitako operates in quite an opposing spirit by removing such worthwhile and useful information from the public domain with no explanation. Perhaps their interpretation of “For The People” has evolved, like so many other institutions these days, to “For The People Who Give Us Money”.

About the Honey Research Unit and it's Director

The Unit's Director, Professor Peter C. Molan MBE is internationally renowned as “the biochemist that discovered the antibacterial property in Manuka honey”.

He appears to be a tireless and prolific crusader for the benefits of New Zealand honey. So much so that the Queen and the Royal Society of New Zealand have both awarded him high accolades for his work.

 

Professor Peter C. Molan MBE - the most published honey scientist in the world.

In 1995 Peter received an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) from the Queen for services to the honey industry. The award citation states that “He is internationally recognised for his research work on New Zealand honey's and has pioneered research into the anti-bacterial attributes of honey. His work has been the single most important factor in both the domestic and international change in perspective regarding the value of New Zealand honeys.”[4].

Again, in 2001, the Royal Society awarded Peter their Silver Medal in recognition of his work in communicating science to the public, specifically in regard to revolutionising the New Zealand honey industry, engaging in a substantial publicity campaign that increased public awareness and acceptance of honey products and for being an acknowledged world authority on the healing powers of honey[5].

International recognition and appreciation of Professor Molan's emminence and work are not hard to find, here are a very few examples:
  • We are very grateful to Dr Peter Molan of the Honey Research Unit at Waikato University, New Zealand, for his dedicated research and knowledge. Many people worldwide have benefited greatly from the findings of his years of passionate study into the healing qualities of honey - many of these people had previously had conditions for which no other treatment had been effective. [6]
  • “Professor Molan is the most experienced person in the world regarding Manuka’s antibacterial properties.” - Roy Crawford, Vice Chancellor of the University of Waikato[7]
  • “arguably the most published honey scientist in the world”[8]
  • Peter’s advice has helped many patients with serious wound infections, which often have not responded to other treatments[9].

What does the work at the Honey Research Unit cover?

The list of published work from the unit is quite huge and clearly demonstrates the exhaustive, wide-ranging and invaluable work carried out in furthering mankind's knowledge of the marvellous benefits of honey.[10]

click to view list of publications

Book Chapters

  • Molan, P.C. (1996) "Authenticity of honey." In: Ashurst, P.R. and Dennis, M.J. (eds.) Food Authentication, Blackie Academic and Professional, London. Pages. 259-303.
  • Molan, P.C. (1997) "Honey as an antimicrobial agent." In: Mizrahi, A. and Lensky, Y. (eds.) Bee Products: Properties, Applications and Apitherapy; Plenum Press, New York. Pages 27-37.
  • Molan, P.C. (2005) "Mode of action." In: White, R. J.; Cooper, R. A; Molan, P. C. (eds.) Honey: A Modern Wound Management Product; Wounds UK Publishing, Aberdeen. Pages 1-23.
  • White, R. J.; Molan, P.C. (2005) "A summary of published clinical research on honey in wound management." In: White, R. J.; Cooper, R. A; Molan, P. C. (eds.) Honey: A Modern Wound Management Product; Wounds UK Publishing, Aberdeen. Pages 130-142.
  • Molan, P.C. (2009) "Honey: Antimicrobial actions and role in disease management." In: Ahmad, I. and Aqil, F. (eds.) New Strategies Combating Bacterial Infection; Wiley VCH, Weinheim. Pages 229-253.
  • Molan, P. (2009) "Why honey works." In: Cooper, R.; Molan, P.; White, R. (eds.) Honey in Modern Wound Management. Wounds UK Publishing, Aberdeen. Pages 7-20.
  • Molan, P.; Hill, C. (2009) "Quality standards for medical grade honey." In: Cooper, R.; Molan, P.; White, R. (eds.) Honey in Modern Wound Management. Wounds UK Publishing, Aberdeen. Pages 63-79.

Papers in refereed journals

Composition of honey
  • Tan, S.T.; Holland, P.T.; Wilkins, A.L.; Molan, P.C. (1988) "Extractives from New Zealand Honeys I: White Clover, Manuka and Kanuka unifloral honeys. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 36, 453-460.
  • Tan, S.T.; Wilkins, A.L.; Molan, P.C.; Holland, P.T.; Reid, M. (1989) "A chemical approach to the determination of the floral sources of New Zealand honeys." Journal of Apicultural Research 28 (4), 212-222.
  • Tan, S. T.; Wilkins, A. L.; Holland, P. T. (1989) "Isolation and X-ray crystal structure of a degraded carotenoid constituent of New Zealand thyme honey", Australian Journal of Chemistry 42, 1799-1804.
  • Tan, S. T.; Wilkins, A. L.; Holland, P. T.; McGhie, T. K. (1989) "Extractives from New Zealand unifloral honeys. 2. Degraded carotenoids and other substances from heather honey." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 37 (5), 1217-21.
  • Tan, S. T.; Wilkins, A. L.; Holland, P. T.; McGhie, T. K. (1990) "Extractives from New Zealand honeys. 3. Unifloral thyme and willow honey constituents." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 38 (9), 1833-8.
  • Broom, S. J.; Ede, R. M.; Wilkins A. L.; Lu, Y. (1992) " Synthesis of (+/-)-E-4-(1,2,4-trihydroxy-2,6,6-trimethylcyclohexyl)-but-3-en-2-one: a novel degraded carotenoid isolated from New Zealand thyme (Thymus vulgaris) honey." Tetrahedron Letters 33 (22), 3197-3200.
  • Broom, S. J.; Ede, R. M.; Wilkins A. L.; Lu, Y. (1992) "Isolation and structural characterisation of Kamahine C: an unusual spiroketal found in a native New Zealand honey." Tetrahedron Letters, 33 (41), 6201-6204.
  • Ede, R. M.; Wilkins A. L.; Lu, Y.; Tan, S. T. (1993) "Novel nor-sesquiterpenoids in New Zealand Honeys II. Isolation and structural characterisation of meliracemoic acid" Tetrahedron Letters 34, 6795-6798.
  • Wilkins, A. L.; Lu, Y.; Molan, P. C. (1993) "Extractable organic substances from New Zealand unifloral manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honeys." Journal of Apicultural Research 32 (1), 3-9.
  • Wilkins, A. L.; Lu, Y.; Tan, S. T. (1993) "Extractives from New Zealand honeys. 4. Linalool derivatives and other components from nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) honey." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 41 (6), 873-878.
  • Wilkins, A. L.; Lu, Y.; Tan, S. T. (1995) "Extractives from New Zealand honeys. 5. Aliphatic dicarboxylic acids in New Zealand rewarewa (Knightea excelsa) honey." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 43 (12), 3021-3025.
  • Wilkins, A.L.; Tan, S.T.; Molan, P.C. (1995) "Extractives from New Zealand unifloral vipers bugloss (Echium vulgare) honey." Journal of Apicultural Research 34 (2), 73-78.
  • Molan, P.C. (1998) "The limitations of the methods of identifying the floral source of honeys." Bee World 79 (2), 59-68.
  • Astwood, K.; Lee, B.; Manley-Harris, M. (1998). "Oligosaccharides in New Zealand honeydew honey." Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 46, 4958-4962.
  • Windsor, S., Pappalardo, M., Brooks, P., Williams, S., Manley- Harris, M. (2011) "A convenient new analysis of dihydroxyacetone and methylglyoxal applied to Australian Leptospermum honeys." Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy 3 (5), 67-75.
Antimicrobial activity of honey
  • Molan, P.C. and Russell, K.M. (1988) "Non-peroxide antibacterial activity in some New Zealand honeys." Journal of Apicultural Research 27, 62-67.
  • Molan, P.C., Smith, I.M. and Reid, G.M. (1988) "A comparison of the antibacterial activity of some New Zealand honeys." Journal of Apicultural Research 27, 252-256.
  • Russell, K.M., Molan, P.C., Wilkins, A.L., and Holland, P.T. (1990) "The identification of some antibacterial constituents of New Zealand Manuka honey". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 38, 10-13.
  • Allen, K.L., Molan, P.C. and Reid, G.M. (1991) "A survey of the antibacterial activity of some New Zealand honeys." Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 43 (12) 817-822
  • Allen, K.L., Molan, P.C. and Reid, G.M. (1991) "The variability of the antibacterial activity of honey." Apiacta 26 (4) 114-121.
  • Molan, P.C. (1992) "The antibacterial activity of honey. 1. The nature of the antibacterial activity." Bee World 73 (1) 5-28.
  • Molan, P.C. (1992) "The antibacterial activity of honey. 2. Variation in the potency of the antibacterial activity." Bee World 73 (2) 59-76.
  • Willix, D.J., Molan, P.C. and Harfoot, C.J. (1992) "A comparison of the sensitivity of wound-infecting species of bacteria to the antibacterial activity of manuka honey and other honey." Journal of Applied Bacteriology 73 388-394.
  • Al Somai, N., Coley, K.E., Molan, P.C. and Hancock, B.M. (1994) "Susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori to the antibacterial activity of manuka honey." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 87 (1) 9-12.
  • Molan, P.C. and Allen, K.L. (1996) "The effect of gamma-irradiation on the antibacterial activity of honey." Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 48, 1206-1209.
  • Brady, N.F., Molan, P.C. and Harfoot, C.G. (1997) "The sensitivity of dermatophytes to the antimicrobial activity of manuka honey and other honey." Pharmaceutical Sciences 2, 1-3.
  • Allen, K.L. and Molan, P.C. (1997) "The sensitivity of mastitis-causing bacteria to the antibacterial activity of honey." New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research 40:, 537-540.
  • Molan, P. C.(2001) "Honey as a topical antibacterial agent for treatment of infected wounds" World Wide Wounds http://www.worldwidewounds.com/2001/november/Molan/honey-as-topical-agent.html
  • Cooper, R. A.; Halas, E.; Molan, P. C. (2002) "The efficacy of honey in inhibiting strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from infected burns." Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation 23 (6): 366-370.
  • Cooper, R. A.; Halas, E.; Davies, R.; Molan, P. C.; Harding, K. G. (2002) "Honey and gram positive cocci of clinical significance in wounds" Journal of Applied Microbiology 93: 857-863.
  • Bang, L. M.; Buntting, C.; Molan, P. C. (2003) "The effect of dilution on the rate of hydrogen peroxide production in honey and its implications for wound healing." Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 9 (2): 267-73.
  • Snow, M. J.; Manley-Harris, M. (2003). On the nature of non-peroxide antibacterial activity in New Zealand manuka honey. Food Chemistry, 84, 145-147.
  • Brady, N., Molan, P., Bang, L. (2004) A survey of non-Manuka New Zealand honeys for antibacterial and antifungal activities. Journal of Apicultural Research 43 (2): 47-52.
  • Stephens, J. M. C.; Molan, P. C.; Clarkson, B. D. (2005) "A review of Leptospermum scoparium (Myrtaceae) in New Zealand." New Zealand Journal of Botany 43: 431-449.
  • French, V. M.; Cooper, R. A. Molan, P. C. (2005) "The antibacterial activity of honey against coagulase-negative staphylococci." Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 56: 228-231.
  • Adams, C. J.; Boult C. H.; Deadman, B. J., Farr, J. M.; Grainger, M. N.; Manley-Harris, M.; Snow, M. J. (2008). "Isolation by HPLC and characterisation of the bioactive fraction of New Zealand manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey." Carbohydrate Research, 343 (4), 651-659.
  • Lin, S. M.; Molan, P. C.; Cursons, R. T.(2008) "The in vitro susceptibility of Campylobacter spp. to the antibacterial effect of manuka honey." European Journal of Clinical microbiology and Infectious Diseases 28: 339-344.
  • Saraf, R.; Bowry, V.; Rao, D.; Saraf, P.; Molan, P. (2009) "The antimicrobial efficacy of Fijian honeys against clinical isolates from diabetic foot ulcers." Journal of ApiProduct and ApiMedical Science 1 (3): 64-71.
  • Adams, C. J.; Manley-Harris, M.; Molan, P. C. (2009). The origin of methylglyoxal in New Zealand manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey. Carbohydrate Research, 344 (8), 1050-1053.
  • Lin, S. M.; Molan, P. C.; Cursons, R. T. (2010). "The post-antibiotic effect of manuka honey on gastrointestinal pathogens." International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents 36 (5), 467-468.
  • Han, S.; Yeo, J.; Baek, H.; Lin, S.; Meyer, S.; Molan, P. (2009) "Postantibiotic effect of purified melittin from honeybee (Apis mellifera) venom against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus." Journal of Asian Natural Products Research. In press
  • Lin, S. M.; Molan, P. C.; Cursons, R. T. (2010) "The controlled in vitro susceptibility of gastrointestinal pathogens to the antibacterial effect of manuka honey." European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases 30 (4), 569-574.
  • Cooper, R. A.; Lindsay, E.; Molan, P. C. (2011). "Testing the susceptibility to manuka honey of streptococci isolated from wound swabs." Journal of ApiProduct and ApiMedical Science 3 (3), 117-122.
Immunology
  • Tonks, A.; Cooper, R. A; Price, A. J.; Molan, P. C; Jones, K. P. (2001) "Stimulation of TNF- release in monocytes by honey." Cytokine 14 (4) 240-242.
  • Chepulis, L. M. (2007) "The effects of honey compared with sucrose and a sugar-free diet on neutrophil phagocytosis and lymphocyte numbers after long-term feeding in rats" Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine 4 (1) Article 8.
Antioxidant activity
  • Brangoulo, H. L.; Molan, P. C. (2011) "Assay of the antioxidant capacity of foods using an iron(II)-catalysed lipid peroxidation model for greater nutritional relevance." Food Chemistry 125, 1126-1130.
Medical usage of honey
  • Wood, B., Rademaker, M. and Molan, P.C. (1997) "Manuka honey, a low cost leg ulcer dressing." New Zealand Medical Journal 110 107.
  • Molan, P.C. (1998) "A brief review of the use of honey as a clinical dressing." Primary Intention (The Australian Journal of Wound Management) 6 (4) 148-158.
  • Cooper, R. A. and Molan, P.C. (1999) "The use of honey as an antiseptic in managing Pseudomonas infection." Journal of Wound Care 8 (4) 161-164.
  • Cooper, R. A., Molan, P.C. and Harding, K. G. (1999) " Antibacterial activity of honey against strains of Staphylococcus aureus from infected wounds ." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 92 283-285
  • Molan, P.C. (1999) "The role of honey in the management of wounds." Journal of Wound Care 8 (8) 423-426
  • Molan, P.C. (1999) "Why honey is effective as a medicine. 1. Its use in modern medicine." Bee World 80 (2) 80- 92.
  • Dunford, C.; Cooper, R.A; Molan, P.C. (2000) "Using honey as a dressing for infected skin lesions." Nursing Times NTplus 96 (14) 7-9.
  • Molan, P. C. (2000) "Selection of honey for use as a wound dressing." Primary Intention (The Australian Journal of Wound Management) 8 (3) 87-92.
  • Molan, P.C.; Betts, J. A. (2000) "Using honey as a wound dressing: some practical considerations." Nursing Times 96 (49) 36-37.
  • Dunford, C.; Cooper, R. A; White, R. J.; Molan, P. C. (2000) "The use of honey in wound management" Nursing Standard 15 (11) 63-68.
  • Molan, P.C. (2001) "Potential of honey for the treatment of wounds and burns." American Journal of Clinical Dermatology 2 (1) 13-19. [Re-printed, with some changes, also as: "Honey for the treatment of wounds and burns." New Ethicals 4 (7) 13-23; and as "Treatment of wounds and burns with honey." Current Therapeutics 42 (9) 33-39.]
  • Molan, P.C. (2001) "Why honey is effective as a medicine. 2. The scientific explanation of its effects." Bee World 82 (1): 22-40.
  • Cooper, R. A; Molan, P. C.; Krishnamoorthy, L; Harding, K. G. (2001) "The use of honey in healing a recalcitrant wound following surgical treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa." European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 20: 758-759
  • Molan, P. C.(2002) "Re-introducing honey in the management of wounds and ulcers - theory and practice." Ostomy/Wound Management 48 (11) 28-40.
  • Molan, P. C. ; Betts, J. A. (2004) "Clinical usage of honey as a wound dressing: an update." Journal of Wound Care 13 (8): 353-6.
  • Molan, P. C (2006) "The evidence supporting the use of honey as a wound dressing." International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds 5 (1): 40 54.
  • Jull, A.; Walker, N.; Parag, V.; Molan, P.; Rodgers, A. (2008) "Honey as adjuvant leg ulcer therapy (HALT) trial: A randomised controlled trial of honey-impregnated dressings for venous leg ulcers." British Journal of Surgery 95 (2):175 82.
  • Molan, P. C.; Betts, J. A. (2008) "Using honey to heal diabetic foot ulcers." Advances in Skin and Wound Care 21 (7): 313 316.
  • Simon, A.; Traynor, K.; Santos, K.; Blaser, G.; Bode, U.; Molan, P. (2009) "Medical honey for wound care-still the 'latest resort?" Evidence-Based Alternative and Complementary Medicine 6 (2)165-173.
  • Molan, P. C. (2009) "Debridement of wounds with honey." Journal of Wound Technology 5: 12-17.
  • Molan, P. C. (2011) "The evidence and the rationale for the use of honey as a wound dressing." Wound Practice and Research (Journal of the Australian Wound Management Association) 19 (4) 204-221.
Dental usage of honey
  • Molan, P. C.(2001) "The potential of honey to promote oral wellness." General Dentistry 49 (6): 584-589
  • English, H. K. P; Pack, A. R. C.; Molan, P. C. (2004) "The effects of manuka honey on plaque and gingivitis: A pilot study." Journal of the International Academy of Periodontology 6 (2): 63-7.
Nutrition
  • Chepulis, L. M. (2007) "The effect of honey compared to sucrose, mixed sugars, and a sugar-free diet on weight gain in young rats." Journal of Food Science 72 (3):S224-9
  • Chepulis L.; Starkey, N. (2008) "The long-term effects of feeding honey compared with sucrose and a sugar-free diet on weight gain, lipid profiles, and DEXA measurements in rats." Journal of Food Science 73 (1):H1-7
  • Chepulis, L. M.; Starkey, N. J. Waas, J. R.; Molan, P. C. (2009) "The effects of long-term honey, sucrose or sugar-free diets on memory and anxiety in rats." Physiology & Behavior 97 (3-4): 359-368.

Letters to refereed journals

  • Cooper, R. A.; Molan, P.C. (1999) "Honey in wound care" Journal of Wound Care 8 (7) 340.
  • Molan, P.C. (2000) "The unique properties of manuka honey." Advances in Wound Care http://www.woundcarenet.com/industry/manukaletter.htm
  • Molan, P.C; Cooper, R. A. (2000) "Honey and sugar as a dressing for wounds and ulcers" Tropical Doctor 30 249-250.

Papers in non-refereed journals

  • Molan, P.C. (1995) "The antibacterial properties of honey". Chemistry in New Zealand 59 (4) 10-14.
  • Molan, P. C. (1999) "The unique properties of manuka honey" Bee Informed (The Journal of the American Apitherapy Society) 6 (1) 5-6.
  • Molan, P. C. (1999) "The use of honey for dressing animals' wounds" New Zealand Holistic Veterinarians Society Newsletter
  • Molan, P. C. (2000) "Establishing honey as a recognized medicine" Bee Informed (The Journal of the American Apitherapy Society) 7 (1) 7-9.
  • Molan, P. C. (2000) "Using honey on wounds" Nurse to Nurse 1 (7) 24-25.
  • Molan, P. C.; Betts, J. A. (2001) "Dressing wounds with honey." NZ Nursing Review March issue 19-20.
  • Betts, J. A.; Molan, P. C. (2001) "Honey as a wound dressing." Tissue Issue (NZ Woundcare Society) 6 (4) 3-4.
  • Molan, P. C. (2002) "Not all honeys are the same for wound healing." European Tissue Repair Society Bulletin 9 (1) 5-6.
  • Molan, P. C. (2002) "Revival of honey as a medicine." Honeybee Science 23 (4) 153-160
  • Molan, P. C. (2005) "Manuka honey as a medicine." Public Service Review issue 5, pp 52-54.
  • Molan, P. C. (2006) "Using honey in wound care." International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy 3 (2) 21-24

Magazine and newspaper articles

  • Molan, P. C. (1985) "Selection of honey for medicinal use." New Zealand. Beekeeper 184: 29-30.
  • Tan, S. T.; Wilkins, A. L.; Reid, G. M. (1986) "Floral source identification: a chemical approach." New Zealand Beekeeper 190: 21-3.
  • Tan, S.T.; Wilkins, A.L.; Reid, M.; Molan P.C. (1988) "A chemical approach to the characterisation of New Zealand Ling Heather honey." New Zealand Beekeeper 199: 31-33.
  • Tan, S. T.; Wilkins, A. L.; Reid, G. M. (1990) A chemical procedure for the characterization of New Zealand Thyme and Willow Honeys. New Zealand Beekeeper 205: 11-12.
  • Molan, P.C. "Honey for the treatment of infections." The Beekeepers Quarterly 28 24 (1992). (Re-printed in The Institute Journal 3 (1) 7-9 (1993) [The Institute of Health Food Retailing, U. K.] )
  • Molan, P.C. "Honey for the treatment of infections". (1992) The New Zealand Beekeeper 216, 19-20. [Re-printed in Bee Informed 3 (2) 6-9 (1996) ]
  • Molan, P.C. (1993) "Honey as an antiseptic." Open Forum for Health Information 7 (2) 27-28.
  • Molan, P.C. (1994) "The antibacterial properties of honey." Chem NZ No.54 18-23.
  • Molan, P.C. (1996) "Honey as an antimicrobial medicine." Wanganui Chronicle 11 July, p. 10
  • Molan, P.C. (1997) "Antiseptic honey" Canterbury Farmer June issue, p. 11
  • Molan, P.C. (1998) "A therapeutic evaluation of honey" Animal Options Feb-April issue, pp. 4-7
  • Molan, P. C. (1998) "Establishing honey as a respectable medicine." The New Zealand Beekeeper 5 (11) 16-18
  • Molan, P. C. (1999) "The use of honey in the treatment of leg ulcers." The North Coast Senior Post (Australia) 3 (7)
  • Molan, P. C. (2000) "The value of research" New Zealand Beekeeper 7 (10) 19-21
  • Stephens J.W.C.; Molan, P. C. (2003) "Accurate honey samples show correct UMFTM ratings of manuka honey" New Zealand Beekeeper 11 (2) 16-17
  • Molan, P. C. (2003) [Untitled article on the testing method used to measure non-peroxide antibacterial activity in manuka honey] New Zealand Beekeeper 11 (9) 13
  • Molan, P. C. (2003) "Accurate measurement of antibacterial activity in honey" New Zealand Beekeeper 11 (10) 28
  • Molan, P. C. (2004) "Superbugs in a sticky position" Christchurch Press 30 July, page C1
  • Molan, P. C. (2007) "Honey for healthy skin" Beautiful You magazine
  • Stephens J.W.C.; Molan, P. C. (2008) " The explanation of why the level of UMF varies in manuka honey" New Zealand Beekeeper 16 (3) 17-21
  • Molan, P. C. (2008) "Why using the level of the active component in manuka honey to replace the UMF rating is misleading" New Zealand Beekeeper 16 (3) 6-7
  • Molan, P. C. (2008) "An explanation of why the level of MGO in manuka honey does not show the antibacterial activity." New Zealand Beekeeper 16 (5) 11-13
  • Molan P. 2008. "Improvements to the UMF assay." The New Zealand Beekeeper, Vol 16, No 7, pp 24-25
  • Molan P. 2008. "Current honey research at the University of Waikato." The New Zealand Beekeeper, Vol 16, No 7, pp 20-21
  • Stephens, J.M.; Molan, P.C. (2008) on this: "Pollen analysis in manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey" The New Zealand Beekeeper Vol 16, No 8, pp. 8-12
  • Molan P. (2009) "Rating the antibacterial activity of manuka honey." The New Zealand Beekeeper, Vol 17, No 3, pp 15, 17.
  • Molan, P. (2009) "Why a standard is needed for 'Active Manuka Honey': some personal opinions." The New Zealand Beekeeper, Vol 17, No 8, pp 9-10.
  • Molan, P. (2012) "Honey anti-inflammatory factor identified." The New Zealand Beekeeper, Vol 20, No.8, p 6.

Conference presentations

  • Molan, P.C. (1996) "Honey as a wound dressing." - a poster paper presented at the 2nd National Wound Care Conference, Harrogate, U.K.
  • Molan, P.C.; Brett, M. (1998) " Honey has potential as a dressing for wounds infected with MRSA." - a paper presented at the 2nd Australian Wound Management Association Conference, Brisbane.
  • Molan, P.C. (1999) " The medical use of honey as an antiseptic wound dressing." - a paper presented by invitation at the National Infection Control Conference, Rotorua.
  • Molan, P.C. (1999) "Establishing honey as a recognized medicine." - a paper presented by invitation (keynote speaker) at the Apimondia Congress, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Molan, P.C.; Betts, J. (2000) "Manuka honey in the management of venous ulceration." - a paper presented by invitation at the Vascular Conference, Hamilton.
  • Molan, P.C. (2000) " The use of honey as an antimicrobial agent." - a paper presented by invitation at the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science Conference, Rotorua.
  • Allen, K. L.; Hutchinson, G.; Molan, P.C. (2000) "The potential for using honey to treat wounds infected with MRSA and VRE." - a paper presented at the First World Congress on Wound Healing, Melbourne.
  • Cooper, R.A.; Halas, E.; Davies, R.; Molan, P.; Harding, K.G. (2000) "The inhibition of Gram positive cocci of clinical importance by honey." - a paper presented at the First World Congress on Wound Healing, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Robson,V.; Ward, R.G.; Molan, P.C. (2000) "The use of honey in split skin grafting." - a paper presented at the European Wound Management Association Conference, Harrogate, U.K.
  • Betts, J.A.; Molan, P.C. (2001) "A pilot trial of honey as a wound dressing has shown the importance of the way that honey is applied to wounds." - a paper presented at the European Wound Management Association Conference, Dublin, Eire.
  • Robson,V.; Dunford, C.; Molan, P.C.; Cooper, R.A. (2001) "The use of honey in wound management." - a paper presented at the Innovations in Wound Care Conference, Cardiff, U.K.
  • Molan, P.C. (2001) "The potential of honey for treatment and prevention of periodontal disease." - a paper presented by invitation at the 8th International Meeting of the International Academy of Periodontology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Molan, P.C. (2001) "Honey use in wound care." - a paper presented by invitation at the State Conference of the New South Wales Wound Care Society, Woolongong, Australia.
  • Molan, P.C. (2001) "Honey for oral health" - a paper presented by invitation at the American Association for Dental Research Conference in Chicago, USA. Abstract published in Journal of Dental Research 80 (Special Issue), 130
  • Molan, P.C. (2001) "Manuka honey as a medicine" - Proceedings of the Global Bioactives Summit, Hamilton, NZ. Issued on CD-ROM jointly by the New Zealand Dairy Group, Celentis and Agresearch: Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Betts, J.A.; Molan, P.C. (2002) "Results of a pilot trial of manuka honey as a dressing for infected chronic wounds." - a paper presented at the 4th Australian Wound Management Association Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Buntting C.M.N.; Molan, P.C. (2002) "Honey provides an effective and harmless source of hydrogen peroxide for chemokine and antibacterial roles in wound care." - a paper presented at the 4th Australian Wound Management Association Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Molan, P.C. (2002) "Modern usage of honey as a wound dressing." - a paper presented at the Natural Therapies Upskill Day (also at the Complementary Therapies Seminar and Workshop), Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, Australia.
  • Molan, P.C. (2002) "Establishing manuka honey as a medicine." - a paper presented at the Trade New Zealand Natural Products Summit, Nelson, NZ.
  • Molan, P.C. (2002) "The nutraceutical properties of honey" a seminar presented at the Health Ingredients Japan Show & Conference, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Farr, J. M., Manley-Harris, M.,Snow, M. J. (2003) "Non-peroxide activity in Manuka honey." - a paper presented at the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry Conference, Nelson, NZ.
  • Betts, J.A.; Molan, P.C. (2003) "A pilot trial of manuka honey as a dressing for chronic wounds." - a paper presented at the NZ Woundcare Society Conference: 'Woundcare 2003', Christchurch, NZ.
  • Jull, A.; Walker, N.; Rogers, A.; Bennett, D.; Molan, P.; Arroll, B.; Waters, J.; Latta, A.; Betts, J.; McAuley, S.; Hammond, C. (2003) "Honey for leg ulcers - the HALT trial." - a paper presented at the Woundcare 2003 Conference, Christchurch, NZ.
  • French, V.M.; Cooper, R.A.; Molan, P.C. (2004) "Will honey in wound dressing devices prevent the growth of coagulase-negative Staphylococci? ." - a paper presented at the Society for Applied Microbiology Conference: 'Microbial Interactions with Medical Devices', Newcastle, UK.
  • Sissons CH, Anderson SA, Molan PC. (2004) "Suppression of Candida albicans in plaque microcosm biofilms by Manuka honey." A paper presented at the IADR/AADR/CADR 82nd General Session in Honolulu, Hawaii: March 2004. Abstract published in: Journal of Dental Research 83 (Spec Iss A):abstr 0974, 2004.
  • Molan, P.C. (2004) "Current research on therapeutic aspects of honey at the University of Waikato" - a paper presented at the Bee Research Workshop, Ruakura, NZ.
  • Molan, P.C. (2004) "Using honey to control infection and enhance wound healing." - a paper presented at the conference of the ACT Wound Management Association and the ACT Infection Control Association, Canberra, Australia.
  • Jull, A., Walker, N., Rodgers, A., Bennett, D., Molan, P., Arroll, B., Waters, J., Latta, A., Betts, J., Mcauley, S., and Hammond, C. (2004) "Honey for Leg Ulcers - The Halt Trial." 2nd Wound Union of Wound Healing Societies' Meeting, 8th-13th July 2004, Palais Des Congres - Paris, France
  • Molan, P. C. (2004) "Modern developments in dressing wounds with honey." - a paper presented at the 'Wounds UK' conference, 15th - 17th November 2004, Harrogate, U.K.
  • Molan P C. (2005) "Making use of the therapeutic properties of honey" - a paper presented by invitation at the New Zealand Medical Association GPCME 8th annual conference, Wairakei, 17-19 June 2005
  • Molan, P. C. (2005) "Getting manuka honey into use in mainstream medicine" - a paper presented by invitation at the Histology Special Interest Group Meeting of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science, 12th November 2005, Tauranga.
  • Harcourt, N. R, Molan P. C. (2005) "Honey stimulates proliferation of fibroblasts in an in vitro model." A paper presented at the Waikato Clinical School Research Seminar, 1 September 2005. Abstract published in New Zealand Medical Journal, 31 March 2006, Vol 119 No 1231, 'Proceedings' page 4.
  • Molan, Peter. (2006) "Medicinal Honey in Wound Care: Traditional & Contemporary Clinical Applications" - a paper presented by invitation at the Medical & Health Care Fair, Hong Kong, 17-21 August 2006.
  • Molan, P. C. (2006) "Honey and Medicine: Past, Present and Future" - a paper presented by invitation at the 1st International Conference on the Medicinal Uses of Honey, Malaysia 26-28 August.
  • Molan, P. C. (2006) "New Advances in Honey Research: Clinical and Laboratory Studies" - a paper presented by invitation at the 1st International Conference on the Medicinal Uses of Honey, Malaysia 26-28 August 2006.
  • Molan, P. C. (2006) "Standards for Quality Honey for Medicinal Uses" - a paper presented by invitation at the 1st International Conference on the Medicinal Uses of Honey, Malaysia 26-28 August 2006.
  • Molan P C. (2006) "Manuka Honey for the Treatment and Prevention of Antibiotic-Resistant Infections in Wounds and Catheter Exit Sites" - a paper presented by invitation at the Infection Control Conference, Nursing Symposium, Dubai, 17-19 September 2006.
  • Molan P C. (2006). "Therapeutic uses of honey." - a paper presented by invitation at the 1st International Forum on Apitherapy, Athens, 12-15 October 2006.
  • Molan P C. (2006). "Treating wounds with honey." - a paper presented by invitation at the 1st International Forum on Apitherapy, Athens, 12-15 October 2006.
  • Molan P C. (2007) "Why Manuka honey is so effective in healing wounds" - a paper presented by invitation at the Satellite Symposium on Honey at the 17th Conference of the European Wound Management Association, Glasgow, UK, 2-4 May 2007
  • Molan P C. (2007) "Honey as a therapy" - a paper presented by invitation at the New Zealand Medical Association GPCME 10th annual conference, Rotorua, 15-17 June 2007
  • Molan P C. (2007) "Using honey on wounds and burns" - a paper presented by invitation at the New Zealand Medical Association GPCME 10th annual conference, Rotorua, 15-17 June 2007
  • Molan P C. (2007) "Wound care: a novel natural remedy" - a paper presented by invitation at the 3rd International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, : 8-11 July, 2007
  • Molan P C. (2007) "Why honey works - the biochemistry of honey in wounds" - a paper presented by invitation at the Wound UK conference, Harrogate, UK : 12-13 November, 2007
  • Molan P C. (2007) "The biochemistry of honey in wound healing." - a paper presented by invitation at the 10th Annual meeting of the Veterinary Wound Healing Association, Berlin, Germany: 12 July, 2007.
  • Molan P C. (2008) "Honey: a modernised ancient wound dressing with a diversity of potential uses." - a paper presented by invitation at the 10th National Conference of the Australian Wound Management Association, Darwin, Australia, 7-10 May 2008.
  • Molan P C. (2008) "Use of honey as a dressing in wound care." - a paper presented by invitation at the NZNO National Division of Infection Control Nurses Conference, Hamilton, NZ, 13th to 15th August, 2008.
  • Petchell, L., Morris, B., Manley-Harris, M. (2008) "Identification of the floral source of New Zealand honeys ." - a paper presented at the Chemistry and the Biosphere Conference, Dunedin, NZ.
  • Naidoo N, Molan P, Littler R, Mok G, Jameson M & Round G. (2011) "A Phase II randomized controlled trial of manuka honey as prophylaxis against radiation-induced dermatitis in breast cancer patients." A poster paper presented at the European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress on Integrating Basic and Translational Science, Surgery, Radiotherapy, Medical Oncology, Advocacy and Care, Stockholm, SWEDEN. Abstract published in European Journal of Cancer 47: S367
  • Molan P C. (2012) "The anti-inflammatory action of manuka honey on wounds." - a paper presented NZ College of Primary Health Care Nurses NZNO Inaugural Conference 2012, Hamilton, NZ, 10th to 12th August, 2012.
  • Molan P C. (2012) "The debriding action of honey on wounds." - a paper presented NZ College of Primary Health Care Nurses NZNO Inaugural Conference 2012, Hamilton, NZ, 10th to 12th August, 2012.
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Research carried out by students at the unit in obtaining higher degrees:

A 28 year period has seen 34 theses submitted for higher degrees - a very respectable catalogue of fostering knowledge and understanding of honey while promoting its benefits to humanity. Many of these can still be found through the The University of Waikato Research Commons" - just search for "honey thesis".

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  • “Antibacterial properties of honey” by Kathryn Mary Russell. MSc thesis. Date: 1983
  • “Chemical investigations of some New Zealand honeys” by Seng To Tan. MSc thesis. Date: 1985
  • “Chromatographic investigations of the antibacterial activity in manuka honey” by Dianne Fiona Sealey. MSc thesis. Date: 1988
  • “Investigation of the antibacterial action spectrum of some honeys” by Michael John Hodgson. MSc thesis. Date: 1989
  • “Chemical investigation of some New Zealand honeys” by Seng To Tan. PhD thesis. Date: 1989
  • “Comparative study of the antibacterial action spectrum of manuka honey and other honey” by Dawn Joanne Willix. MSc thesis. Date: 1991
  • “Isolation of antibacterial components from manuka honey” by Sandra Brigit Price. MSc thesis. Date: 1991
  • “Chemical analysis of New Zealand ling heather honey” by Michael David Valentine. MSc thesis. Date: 1992
  • “Chemical investigation of some New Zealand native honeys” by Yan Sun. MSc thesis. Date: 1995
  • “Inhibitory effects of some New Zealand honeys against dermatophytes” by Nicolette Frances Brady. MSc thesis. Date: 1995
  • “Structural characterisation and absolute stereochemistry of some degraded carotenoids from New Zealand honeys” by Susan J. Broom. PhD thesis. Date: 1998
  • “Chemical investigation of some New Zealand honeys” by Wouter Hyink. MSc thesis. Date: 1998
  • “Development of a natural food preservative using a combination of honey and lactoperoxidase” by Lynne Merran Bang. MSc thesis. Date: 1998
  • “Confectionery made from honey with high antibacterial activity for the protection of dental health” by Ann Helen Margrith Fja?llman. MSc thesis. Date: 2000
  • “Investigating the potential for using honey to treat streptococcal throat infections” by Vanessa Robyn Te Wairere Anderson. MSc thesis. Date: 2000
  • “Chemical investigation of oligosaccharides in some New Zealand unifloral honeys” by Jundong (Jason) Wu. MSc thesis. Date: 2000
  • “Investigation into the non-peroxide antibacterial activity of manuka honey” by Melanie Jane Snow. MSc thesis. Date: 2001
  • “Production of hydrogen peroxide by honey and its relevance to wound healing” by Catherine Michelle Nicole Buntting. MSc thesis. Date: 2001
  • “Investigating the sensitivity of medically important micro-organisms to the antimicrobial activity of honey” by Vanessa Margaret French. MSc thesis. Date: 2002
  • “Investigating the potential of using honey for therapy of periodontal disease” by Erica Louise Svenson. MSc thesis. Date: 2004
  • “Diffusion of bioactive compounds from honey through skin and muscle” by Jonathan Caleb Gauntlett. MSc thesis. Date: 2004
  • “Effects of honey on the inflammatory response of cells with respect to wound healing” by Nichola Robyn Harcourt. PhD thesis. Date: 2005
  • “Investigating the sensitivity of enteropathogenic bacteria to the antibacterial activity of honey” by Yi-Ju (Sarah) Ko. MSc thesis. Date: 2005
  • “Investigation into some properties of the non-peroxide antibacterial activity of manuka honey” by Judie Marie Farr. MSc thesis. Date: 2005
  • “Factors responsible for the varying levels of UMF� in ma?nuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey” by Jonathan McD. C. Stephens. PhD thesis. Date: 2006
  • “Chemical investigation of New Zealand unifloral honeys” by Mahima J. Senanayake. PhD thesis. Date: 2006
  • “Investigation of the health benefits of honey as a replacement for sugar in the diet” by Lynne Merran Chepulis. PhD thesis. Date: 2008
  • “Indicators of bioactivity and floral origin of New Zealand honeys” by Carol Heather Ann Goss. MSc thesis. Date: 2009
  • “Sensitivity of adenovirus and herpes simplex virus to honey” by Emma Sophie Vout Littlejohn. MSc thesis. Date: 2009
  • “The flavonoid profile of New Zealand manuka honey” by Benjamin Jade Deadman. MSc thesis. Date: 2009
  • “Identification of the floral source of New Zealand honeys” by Laura Eleanor Petchell. MSc thesis. Date: 2009
  • “Effect of manuka honey on enterobacteria” by Shih-Min (Sam) Lin. PhD thesis. Date: 2010
  • “Honey as an antiviral agent against respiratory syncytial virus” by Parvaneh Palma Zareie. MSc thesis. Date: 2011
  • “The study of the antioxidant activity of phenolic components of manuka honey” by Hao Wang. MSc thesis. Date: 2011
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What could be causing this travesty?

Another priceless resource for mankind appears to be disappearing.

What could induce a prominent University who proudly proclaims the philosophy “we are in, of, and for the community” to extinguish this vast body of priceless knowledge generated by such an eminent and distinguished scholar?

A scholar whom the Vice-Chancellor publicly acknowledges as “the most experienced person in the world regarding Manuka’s antibacterial properties”.

A scholar whom the Royal Society of New Zealand bestowed high award upon for communicating Science to the public.

A scholar whom the Queen has bestowed high award upon for outstanding contributions to Science and the New Zealand economy.

I suspect money and profit are likely motives for blocking public access to such a body of extremely useful, unique and practical information.

At least the bees are still about their industry, producing their “liquid gold” for the benefit of us all.

All may not be lost: some of the Unit's work may still be found

To give The University of Waikato it's due, there is a “digital institutional repository”[11] whose charter is to publicise, freely disseminate, and preserve the work of the University of Waikato’s scholars and ensure the research activities of staff and students are well known locally, nationally and internationally.

The Research Commons (as the repository is known) offers University of Waitako staff and presumably us, the public:
  • Free, open access to university digital works
Fortunately Professor Peter C. Molan has submitted some of the unit's work to this “For The People” outreach.

The University of Waikato search facility lists some 887 pages for “Honey”, amongst them are links to many works by Professor Peter C Molan (MBE)[12].

Here are just a few which point to currently available material from the first 20 results:

A curious admission of guilt?

The University of Waikato search facility also lists many references to the Research Unit. Here is a list of material which has disappeared - all the pages are currently “closed for redevelopment”. An apparent public admission by the University that it has indeed removed this material and denied the community access to its invaluable health-giving advice.

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  • Waikato Honey Research Unit - Welcome to the web-site of the Honey Research Unit of the University of Waikato. ... bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/ - Cached or censored?
  • Waikato Honey Research Unit - Honey as an Antimicrobial Agent That honey has antibacterial properties has been known for more than a century. ... bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/honey_intro.shtml - Cached or censored?
  • Waikato Honey Research Unit - The way honey is used as a wound ... Practical information on the way honey is used as a wound dressing. ... bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/the_way.shtml - Cached or censored?
  • Waikato Honey Research Unit - Research Interests... The current research interests of the Honey Research Unit include: ...
    bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/research.shtml - Cached or censored?
  • Waikato Honey Research Unit - Where to get honey for medical use... Waikato Honey Research Unit. | Waikato Honey Research Unit |. Where to get honey for medical use. Sterilised high-activity manuka ...
    bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/where.shtml - Cached or censored?
  • Waikato Honey Research Unit - Manuka Honey as a Medicine... in this pdf file is the text of a paper presented at the Global Bioactives Summit, held in Hamilton, New Zealand, in July, 2001, about Manuka Honey as a ...
    bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/bioactives.shtml - Cached or censored?
  • Waikato Honey Research Unit - People working in the Honey Research ... People working in
    the Honey Research Unit. Peter Molan (Professor of Biochemistry) - Director. ... bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/people.shtml - Cached or censored?
  • Waikato Honey Research Unit - Publications Publications on the Therapeutic Aspects and the Antimicrobial Properties of Honey. ... ... Therapeutic Aspects of Honey. Magazine Articles. ... bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/publications.shtml - Cached or censored?
  • Waikato Honey Research Unit - Bibliography of medical usage of .... Bibliography of medical usage of honey. Prepared by PC Molan, Honey ... bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/bib_medical.shtml - Cached or censored?
  • Waikato Honey Research Unit - Activity of honey against wound ... Summarised in this pdf file are results from published work carried out by the Honey Research Unit and collaborators, using standardised honeys of average ...
    bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/activity.shtml - Cached or censored?
  • Waikato Honey Research Unit - The potential for using honey to ...... presented at the First World Wound Healing Congress, held in Melbourne, Australia, on the 10-13 September, 2000, about the potential for using honey to treat ... bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/potential.shtml - Cached or censored?
  • Welcome to the web-site of the Honey Research Unit of the University of Waikato. ...
    Waikato Honey Research Unit. Closed for Redevelopment. ...
    bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/closed.shtml - Cached or censored?
  • Waikato Honey Research Unit - Publications Publications on the Therapeutic Aspects and the Antimicrobial Properties of Honey.
    Waikato Honey Research Unit. ... Therapeutic Aspects of Honey. Magazine Articles. ...
    bio.waikato.ac.nz/honey/publications.shtml~ - 2006-11-16 - Cached or censored?
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    Who is being disadvantaged?

    Google keywords report that each month around 165,000 searches are made for “Manuka honey” and around 13,600,000 searches for “honey”. Lets assume that only 1% of these searches are connected with the healing benefits of honey, that would suggest that, each and every month that the Unit's website is unavailable, up to 1,650 (worst case 136,000) people are being denied the help and information they are seeking.

    Perhaps more significantly the monthly Google search count for “wound honey” is 6,600 - I think it safe to assume that each and every one of these would greatly appreciate access to Professor Molan's work and research.

    The University of Waikato, who is proudly “in, of, and for the community” clearly thinks otherwise.

    December, 2012 developments

    Unable to persuade the University that the Honey Research work should remain available to the community, Professor Molan has constructed a new website on academia.edu to preserve his work in the public domain. You can access and download his works at waikato.academia.edu/PeterMolan/Papers[21].

    Many of the links below which pointed to pages on the University of Waikato website are now useless as the pages they pointed have been destroyed or the site redirects you to an irrelevant page of their choice.



    References

     [#]SourceTitle and link to resource if available
    [1]  University of WaikatoHoney Research Unit
    [2]  University of WaikatoThe University of Waikato Charter
    [3]  University of WaitakoAbout Waikato University
    [4]  Royal Society of New ZealandScientist receives MBE for honey research
    [5]  Royal Society of New Zealand2000-2001 Annual Report of the Royal Society of New Zealand
    [6]  ManukaHoney.comManuka Honey Research
    [7]  ManukaSeaIntroducing Professor Peter Molan...
    [8]  LarnacProfessor Molan
    [9]  BioTechnology Learning HubProfessor Peter Molan
    [10]  University of WaikatoComplete List of Publications: Professor Peter Molan
    [11]  University of WaikatoResearch Commons
    [12]  University of WaikatoProfessor P C Molan (MBE)
    [13]  Dr Peter C MolanWhy honey is effective as a medicine. 1 Its use in modern medicine [PDF]
    [14]  Dr Peter C MolanWhy honey is effective as a medicine. 2. The scientific explanation of its effects
    [15]  Dr Peter C MolanRating the antibacterial activity of manuka honey
    [16]  Dr Peter C MolanDebridement of wounds with honey
    [17]  Dr Lynne ChepulisThe healing powers of honey
    [18]  University of WaikatoHoney breakthrough could lead to 'designer scrub'
    [19]  University of WaikatoThe role of honey in the management of wounds
    [20]  University of WaikatoAward for honey wound dressing review
    [21]  academia.eduPeter Molan
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