The most widespread product of the bee is honey, however there are other products of the hive such as pollen, royal jelly, propolis, wax and venom.
The honey is an aromatic, sweet, thick natural product, produced by bees by collecting pollen, nectar and natural secretions of living plants, with a complex composition and ingredients that affect its organoleptic characteristics as well as its nutritional value. More than 12 categories of substances are included in natural honey, the content of which determines the characteristics of the product. Beyond its value as food, it has properties beneficial to the human body.
The chemical analysis of honey is, beyond the identity of a type of honey, an important indicator of quality.
The following control parameters in honey, regarding its authenticity, freshness and nutritional value, are often monitored in honey and provide us with the following information: