Scientific Analysis of Hackney Garden Honey
I have sent my honey for analysis of content to the University of Wales and the National Honey Monitoring Scheme (NHMS). These samples help NHMS assess the long term floral resources in an ever changing environment. The 2021 sample enables plant DNA barcoding and enables pesticide residue analysis. A sample is also kept in the National Honey Archive.
Every honey crop will taste slightly different because of the plants that the bees have visited. The analysis below is for the summer honey crop in 2020 and identifies the main plants visited by the bees and also content against the national standards for natural sugars and water content.