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Analysis of honey and bee products

Blossom or forest honey? From China, Mexico or Australia? Acacia, lime or clover honey? We can provide you with competent answers for all your questions which relate to honey. Since our foundation in 1954, we have been testing honey from all over the world regarding its authenticity and residues of pesticides, antibiotics and bee medicines. The botanical and geographical origin of the honey can be determined by utilising pollen analysis. Should you have any additional questions regarding current problems such as adulteration, pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA), glyphosate or GMOs, we will always be pleased to assist you.

Our scope of analyses also includes the analysis of other bee products, including royal jelly, pollen, propolis and beeswax.

We also offer tailor-made special solutions for special requests. Just send your request to

Most requested Parameters:

Pollen analysis to determine origin

Parameters according to EC Honey Directive


GMO (genetically modified organisms)

Bee medicines

  • Amitraz
  • Chlorfenvinphos
  • Coumaphos
  • Brompropylate
  • 4,4′-Dibrombenzophenon
  • Flumethrin
  • tau-Fluvalinat


  • Tetracycline
  • Streptomycine
  • Sulfonamides
  • Tylosine
  • Fluorchinolones
  • Nitroimidazoles
  • Nitrofuran Metabolites
  • Makrolides
  • Penicillines
  • Chloramphenicol


Pyrrolizidin alkaloids


  • NMR
  • 13C Isotope analysis (EA-IRMS + LC-IRMS)
  • honeyforeign amylase
  • honeyforeign invertase
  • thermoresistant Amylase
  • FamyP
  • Oligosaccharides from starch based syrups
  • Determination of caramel colour
  • Detection of rice syrup marker substance (SM-R and TM-R)
  • Detection of beet sugar syrup marker (SM-B)
  • Detection of adulteration marker psicose


  • Aerobic, mesophilic bacteria
  • Salmonellae
  • Yeasts
  • Moulds/spores
  • E. Coli
  • Coliform Bacteria
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Listeria
  • Staphylococcus
  • mesophile sulfite reducing Clostridia

Heavy metals

  • Lead
  • Iron
  • Cadmium
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic

Do you have further questions about the analysis of honey and other bee products? Please do not hesitate to contact us:


Tel: +49 (0)421 / 59 66 070


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