Analysis of Hive Products
Bee products including propolis, royal jelly, pollen and beeswax are natural products with a highly variable composition so manufacturers need an effective control strategy in place for risk based monitoring.
In contrast to honey, there are currently no specific regulations in place for bees products such as propolis, royal jelly, pollen and beeswax. Therefore, their assessment is based on general legal requirements as well as on relevant scientific literature. In addition to authenticity testing, high quality bee products should be tested for common parameters and residues. Bee products have to be free of any antibiotic residues derived from beekeeping practices and from contaminants caused by pollution.
Intertek offers a high level of expertise in the analysis of bee products and is proud to provide customers with a comprehensive testing services portfolio.
Intertek offers various analyses for both raw propolis and products associated with propolis, for example dry extracts and alcoholic liquid extracts.
Intertek offers a wide range of tests in order to assure the quality of this bee product, including analyses mentioned in the current ISO standard on royal jelly specifications.
Intertek also provides the testing of pollen on residues of antibiotics and pesticides as well as contaminants including pyrrolizidine alkaloids.
The experts at Intertek can assist with all your beeswax analysis requirements.
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