Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Melissopalynological studies of Amadobh region, Bilaspur district, Chhattisgarh
Author(s): Neha Singh, AK Dixit
Abstract: Melissopalynology manages the investigation of pollen grains exhibit in a specific honey sample. The nature of honey relies on the recurrence of pollen grains introduce in a specific honey test. The present study has been led on the winter season (January - February), summer season (April-May) and rainy season (August-September) of honey gathered from Amadobh area of Bilaspur region, Chhattisgarh, India., total 58 types of pollen grains belonging 58 genera and 28 families have been found. The summer season honey has been portrayed as unifloral in view of the presence of Butea monosperma (Lam.) Taub. pollen grain with 53.3% as dominant plant species. Whereas other two seasons samples were reported as multifloral honey. Color, pH, Moisture %, Ash %, Total solids and sugars were analyzed as physicochemical characterization of the collected honey samples. Fiehe's test, Lugol's response and Lund's response was performed to uncover the contaminated and adulteration of honey samples. The color of the honey is varied from light brown, golden yellow to golden brown. The range of pH is 4.01-4.6, moisture % is 16-19, ash % is 0.001-0.16, total solid % is 80-82, fructose is 36.28-39.06g/100g, and glucose is 29.16-33.85g/100g. All of the outcomes fall inside the international standard point of confinement. This study is valuable for examination of immaculateness of honey.