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Methods for the Characterization of the Botanical and Geographical Origin of Some Bee Products and for Their Quality Control

  • Giancarlo Ricciardelli D’Albore


Melissopalynology (the microscopic analysis of honey) together with organoleptic analysis has been used for the past one hundred years for the characterization of the botanical and geographical origin as well as the quality control of some bee products (9).


Pollen Spectrum Royal Jelly Extrafloral Nectary Honeydew Honey Unifloral Honey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giancarlo Ricciardelli D’Albore
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Entomology InstituteUniversity of PerugiaItaly
  2. 2.PerugiaItaly

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