Latest Honey Pollen Analysis

I got the results back from my latest pollen analysis, and it was much different from the first batch of honey I sent last year.

The honey you submitted contains a large variety of pollen types many of which occur in very small amounts, suggesting that those floral sources were important but minor nectar contributors to the honey.  The pollen concentration value of 99,250 pollen grains/10 grams of honey is high but is within the honey placed in Category II, which is the category generally attributed to most unifloral and mixed floral honey produced throughout the world. 

The relative pollen count of this sample is dominated by various members of the rose family (ROSACEAE), and elm (Ulmus).  Other significant nectar sources include blackberries (Rubus), and members of the buttercup family (RANUNCULACEAE) that include a number of different genera including Clematis.  Some of the other minor pollen types, and by inference some of the nectar sources, include Texas persimmon, honeysuckle, crepe-myrtle, wild plum, and sunflowers.  Overall, your honey is classified as a Multifloral Wildflower Honey.

Pollen Taxa

%

ASTERACEAE (ragweed-type)  

0.40%

ASTERACEAE (sunflower-type)

1.30%

BRASSICACEAE (mustard family)

0.40%

Clematis (clematis)

9.40%

Diospyros texana (Texas persimmon)

1.70%

Fraxinus (ash)

3.00%

Lagerstroemia (crepe-myrtle)

4.30%

LILIACEAE (lily family)

0.40%

Liquidambar (sweetgum)

1.30%

Lonicera (honeysuckle)

0.40%

Melilotus (clover)

0.40%

Prunus (plum, peach, cherry)

0.90%

Quercus (oak)

1.30%

RANUNCULACEAE (buttercups)

8.90%

ROSACEAE (rose family)

19.10%

Rubus (blackberry, dewberry)

8.90%

Salix (willow)

7.20%

Sambucus (elderberry)

2.10%

Ulmus (elm)

28.10%

Vitis (grape)

0.40%

Unknown pollen

0.40%

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Latest Honey Pollen Analysis

  1. This is fascinating. How/where do you get the pollen analyzed?

  2. this is fascinating. i am mesmerized by this data!

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