Microscopic analysis of pollen in honey

Identification and documentation with ZEISS Axiolab 5

Microscopic examination of honey and pollen (a field of study known as melissopalynology) allows researchers to identify the type of pollen, distinguish blossom and honeydew honey from each other, and detect any contaminations


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Why honey analysis is necessary!

  • Sensory analysis: Sensory and organoleptic analysis includes the examination of color, smell, and taste.
  • Chemical-physical analysis: During chemical-physical analysis, dimensions such as the water content, invertase activity, and sugar spectrum are analyzed in accordance with respective DIN standards.
  • Microscopic analysis: Microscopic analysis primarily comprises pollen analysis and provides additional insight into sediment components, which also include yeasts and starch

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