A practical book to explain the principles that can be applied to determine a honey’s origin. It is designed for small-scale beekeepers, as well as those engaged in the honey industry, Investigations covered include the microscopic examination of pollen and other particles in a honey sample which reveal its nectar sources, honeydew content, and region of production.
In respect of the vast number of recorded nectariferous plants (and beekeepers) worldwide, the above objective might appear to be a task beyond the compass of a small book. However, the examination of the pollen in local honeys and in commercial, imported honeys shows that there are surprisingly few plants acting as major nectar sources for bees. It is found also that the areas of production may be divided into a small number of broadly defined regions. It is possible to illustrate the principles of honey identification by the identification of a few plentiful and significant types of pollen in honey.
(2011) 115 pages Hardback