So what are you waiting for?
I know it is going to take at least 6 years of work getting it approved by the FDA. Somehow you have to prove that its use will not affect the natural antibiotic features of honey, affect general agriculture in a negative way, and of course is not harmful to humans.
Something like that. Which is why I asked, does anyone know if this has been looked into? I don't have journal access to some of the older beekeeping things, especially those that circulated in the ex-USSR, and much of their ag science is being lost to posterity.
When and if you succeed how will you (or anyone) get back the capital you spent on this project if anyone can duplicate it so easily?
Not much capital required, phage is considered GRAS already for topical and non-injected drugs. It's in commercial use for deli meat, so there is actually minimal tox work to do. The isolation process itself tends to demonstrate specificity, although this is also a simple experiment.
Now, a cure for MRSA that’s a different ballgame. If you have the skills to whip up a batch of phage for that you are golden. I would get right on that one.
See the following:
Gu et al. 2011 Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Pastagia et al. 2010 Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Nov 22 epub ahead of print
Capparelli et al. 2007 Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
51(issue eight): 2765-2773
However, the Capparelli group has done a lot of molecular work towards a MRSA vaccine. Vaccination is cheaper than phage prep for humans, and the current strategies that hospitals are using to contain MRSA are sort of tilted in the direction of vaccination.
Edited because my "issue eight" came out as a sunglasses smiley face...oops