Identification of Floral Type for Honey and Pollen Load

봉밀(蜂蜜) 및 화분하(花粉荷)의 기원식물(基源植物)

  • Suk, Kuy-Duk (College of Pharmacy, Hyosung Women's University) ;
  • Kim, Mi-Kyung (College of Pharmacy, Hyosung Women's University)
  • 석귀덕 (효성여자대학교 약학대학) ;
  • 김미경 (효성여자대학교 약학대학)
  • Published : 1983.09.30


The purpose of this study is concerned with identification of floral type of commercially available honeys and pollen loads. Ikuse's technique was applied to identify the pollen species of honey and pollen loads. Among six kinds of commercially available honeys in Taegu, Korea i.e. Robinia Honey, Brassica Honey, Castanea Honey, Rhododendron Honey, Lespedeza Honey and Multipant Honey, all honeys contained pollens, which were coincident with their trade names given by the apirists, except Lespedeza Honey. The trade name of imported honeys were not given by the plant, from which pollen material and nectar were collected. Among four kinds of these products, pollen was not identified in Clover Honey. A spectrum of honey products added by pollen loads was, of course, wider than simple honey products. The pollen load showed spectrum of pollens including not only those which are specialized for wind pollination, eq. Pinus species and Gramineae, but also contained for insect pollination, eq. rose and leguminous plants.