Palynological characterization of honey from La Coruiia province (NW Spain)

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 31 (3-4) pp. 149-155
Date
December 1992
Article Title

Palynological characterization of honey from La Coruiia province (NW Spain)

Author(s)

Seijo, M C; Aira, M J; Iglesias; I; Jato, M V;

Abstract

Sixty samples of honey from the province of La Coruna in north-west Spain were studied. Of these, 37 were multifloral and the remaining 23 unifloral, of the following types: Rubus, Castanea, Eucalyptus, Erica and Genista. All the honeys had a very low honeydew content, and a total pollen count within class I, II or III of Maurizio's classification. Ninety-eight pollen types were identified. The combination Castanea-Eucalyptus-Rubus-Erica-Genista was present in 87% of samples, and it is suggested that this characteristic combination could be used to identify the honeys of this region.

Keywords

honey, pollen analysis, melissopalynology, honey bee forage, Rubus, Castanea, Eucalyptus, Erica, Genista, Spain

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