Pollen and Physicochemical analysis of honey produced by Apis cerana indica of Nagpur ,Maharashtra
ABSTRACT Pollen and Physicochemical analysis of honey produced by Apis cerana indica of Nagpur, Maharashtra.
K.J. Cherian, M. Bhowal, S.D. Godghate,
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Dept.of Botany Hislop College,
The present paper reports pollen and physicochemical analysis on nine Honey
Samples. Honey (capped and uncapped) and Pollen load were directly collected from the domesticated bee hives over a period of eleven months from February to December ‘09’.Nineteen morpho types of Pollen were identified & categorized into, Predominant, major and minor Pollen. Majority of the honey sample were unifloral and only one sample was multifloral.The predominant pollen found in honey sample were Brassica compestris, Azadiracta indica, Psidium gaujava, , Alternanthera sp., Albizia lebbeck.The Physicochemical profile and honey analysis helped in the characterization of honey with regards to their botanical origin.
Key words: - Pollen load, physicochemical analysis, capped honey,
Uncapped honey, Nagpur, Maharashtra.