The limitations of the methods of identifying the floral source of honeys

publication date: Jan 22, 2010
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Bee World Vol.79 (2) 1998 pp.59-68
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Article TitleThe limitations of the methods of identifying the floral source of honeys
Author(s)

Peter Molan

Abstract

The pollen grains in honey reveal the types of plants that were around when the bees produced the honey, thus it is valid to use melissopalynology to determine the geographical origin of honeys, but there are several reasons why it is less valid for determining the botanical origin of honeys.

Keywordsmelissopalynology, pollen grains, honey
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