Pollen Analysis of Honey Bought from Sokoto Metropolis

ABSTRACT Microscopic  examination  of  pollen  grains  determined  the  botanical  origin  and  geographical  location  of  honey.  This study  was  aimed at  determining  the  botanical  sources  of  honey using  qualitative  and  quantitative  pollen  analysis.  Ten grams  (10g)  of  honey  was  diluted  with  8ml  of  distilled  water  and  centrifuged  at  2,500  rpm  for  ten  minutes,  and  the sediments  were  used to analyse  the  pollen microscopically.  Three thousand  six  hundred  and  ninety-two  (3692)  pollens belonging  to  fifteen  (15)  plant  species  were  identified.  Among  the  pollen  types,  Azacdirachta  indica  and  Aspilia africana  were  found  in  all  the  samples.  Azadirachta  indica  was  found  to  be  higher  ranging  from  27.23%  to  47.98%, while  Coffea  arabica  and  poacea  was  rare.  Samples  A,  B  and  E  were  classified  as  unifloral  honey  with  Azadirachta indica  dominating  the  pollen  assemblage,  with  a  47.96%,  51.21%  and  45.12%  relative  frequency  respectively. Samples  C  and  D  are  multi-floral  honey  with  a  diverse  assemblage  of  frequency  classes  of  pollen  and  no  dominant pollens.  The  result  of  pollen  analysis  showed  a  wide  variety  of  botanical  sources  of  honey.  It  is  recommended  that the  pollen  analysis  of  the  honey  sample  produced  in  the  area  should  be  conducted. 

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Salisu, N. & J., S (2020). Pollen Analysis of Honey Bought from Sokoto Metropolis. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/pollen-analysis-of-honey-bought-from-sokoto-metropolis

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Salisu, Naziru, and Salisu J. "Pollen Analysis of Honey Bought from Sokoto Metropolis" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Sep. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/pollen-analysis-of-honey-bought-from-sokoto-metropolis. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.


Salisu, Naziru, and Salisu J. . "Pollen Analysis of Honey Bought from Sokoto Metropolis". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Sep. 2020. Web. 24 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/pollen-analysis-of-honey-bought-from-sokoto-metropolis >.


Salisu, Naziru and J., Salisu . "Pollen Analysis of Honey Bought from Sokoto Metropolis" Afribary (2020). Accessed July 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/pollen-analysis-of-honey-bought-from-sokoto-metropolis