Adulteration and the false labeling of honey are common problems in many countries

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  1. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    Pollen Analysis of Natural Honeys from the Central Region of Shanxi, North China
    Adulteration and the false labeling of honey are common problems in many countries [1]. In this context, melissopalynology plays an important role in ascertaining the botanical and geographical origins of honey by studying the pollen contained in the honey [1]–[6].
    http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0049545
     
  2. ApisBees

    ApisBees Active Member

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    Another great article. Thanks and keep on posting these
     

  3. Americasbeekeeper

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    Thank you. I thought it most interesting from the greatest offending nation.
     
  4. Barbarian

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    Dodgy Product

    My local Indian/Pakistani supermarket has an interesting product on the shelves. It is a clear glass jar holding a piece of honey comb in a coloured liquid. The label does not use the word 'honey' but indicates that the liquid is a glucose and other sugars preparation.

    I now know why my Pakistani customers often check ---- "It is PURE honey ? No sugars ?"
     
  5. tecumseh

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    of course Barbarian one of the things you come to know or understand when you do this thing as long as I have is that 'dodgy' behavior becomes more and more sophisticated as time goes by. the real magicians are those that can do the 'dodgy' behavior and never be noticed.