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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 to all your questions about honey. Since our foundation in 1954, we have been testing honey from all over the world for authenticity and residues of pesticides, antibiotics and bee medicines. By means of pollen analysis the botanical and geographical origin of honeys can be determined. For all questions regarding current problems such as adulteration, pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PA), glyphosate or GMOs, we are at your disposal.

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


Here you will find our order form for honey with the most frequently requested analyses. Simply print it out, fill in and return it to us.

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

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