Honey Sample Collection

Tim Heard and his offsider Lachlan pictured extracting stingless bee honey and taking a small sample for Dean Haley who is collecting samples for various quality tests on behalf the Australian Native Bee Association.

If you’d like to submit your honey for testing, talk to Dean before you start so you can find out the requirements. Find his contact details on the ANBA website: www.anba.org.au (edit – this has passed now and no longer required)

Above photo – Full honey super from a very healthy hive

Below photo – Pointing to white spots you might find when opening a hive. These are wax deposits and are perfectly normal.

White wax deposits – center of image and two others to each side
Small sample bottle for testing

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