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Bibliographic record number: 427394


Authors: Bubalo, Dragan; Peternel, Renata; Hegić, Gordana; Svečnjak, Lidija; Kezić, Janja
Title: Melissopalynological characteristics of Croatian sage (Salvia officinalis L.) honey
Source: 41st Scientific Apimondia Congress 2009 : programme and Abstracts of Oral presentation postersMontpellier :
Meeting: Scientific Apimondia Congress (41 ; 2009)
Location and date: Montpellier, Francuska, 15.-20.09.2009.
Keywords: melissopalynological analysis; honey; Salvia officinalis; Croatia
Due to its climatic diversities, Croatia has a huge potential for production of specific types of honey. Diversity that is found in our climatic zones and biocenological structure represent a unique national resource that is rarely found in Europe. It is known that Sage (Salvia officinalis L.) is not present on such large areas among the native flora in other Mediterranean countries as in Croatian Adriatic area. According to unique sensory attributes sage honey is classified among the high quality honeys. However, due to non-systematic research of botanical origins of Croatian honey, its pollen spectrum is insufficiently known. Research was carried out on 32 honey samples collected directly from beekeepers whose hives were distributed on different locations across Croatian Mediterranean area. A range from 15 to 39 % of sage pollen grains was determined in analyzed honey samples. The average value was 24, 59 % and standard deviation 5, 94 %. In the analyzed honey, apart from S. officinalis, the highest frequency was determined for Paliurus spina christi, Olea europea, Cistus salvifolius, Cirsium spp., Trifolium pratense gr. and Melilotus spp. pollen grains. According to the quantitative pollen analysis, average value of absolute number of pollen grains and honeydew elements was 10, 97 x 10³ ; /10 g honey. Results of melissopalynological data obtained in this research can be used as base for the protected geographic denomination of honey.
Type of meeting: Poster
Type of presentation in a journal: Abstract
Type of peer-review: International peer-review
Project / theme: 178-0000000-3580
Original language: ENG
Category: Znanstveni
Research fields:
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