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Honey analysis

Honey analysis

Expert testing services

ChemCentre is pleased to offer an extensive range of analytical services to ensure honey meets the quality, authenticity, safety and product integrity requirements for domestic and export markets.

The independent testing undertaken by ChemCentre provides producers with scientific data that can be used to assure regulators, distributors and consumers that their product is of the highest quality, while also providing access to scientific consultancy services that can assist with queries regarding product certification and integrity of supply chain distribution.

Honey Adulteration

•  Sugar Profile (fructose, glucose, sucrose, maltose, total simple sugars)
•  Pollen ID

Quality Indicators

• Dihydroxy Acetone (DHA)
• 5-(Hydroxymethyl) Furfural (HMF)
• Methylglyoxal (MGO)
• Total Activity
• Antioxidant (ORAC, FRAP and DPPH)

Physical Characteristics

• pH
• Free Acidity
• Electrical Conductivity
• Moisture by Refractive Index
• Total Phenolics
• Colour
• Ash
• Protein
• Energy & Carbohydrates by Calculation


• Antimicrobials (outsourced)
• Heavy Metals

Export Certificates

• China
• Malaysia
• European Union
• Other export markets upon request

Why ChemCentre?

ChemCentre is internationally recognised as being at the forefront of research involving the certification of Western Australian mono-floral honeys. This research aims to assist efforts by the WA bee industry to address the increasing problem of honey fraud and adulteration and traceability of bee products facing the world honey trade.

For more than a century, ChemCentre has played a key role in safeguarding the community and contributing to the economic prosperity of a range of industries.

As a statutory authority of the Western Australian government, ChemCentre is proud of its reputation as a leading provider of scientific expertise and analytical chemistry and forensic science services local, nationally and globally.

Obtaining a Quote

For more information or to obtain a quote, please email or contact us on (08) 9422 9800. Please include your contact details, the sample matrix, number of samples and tests required.

Sending your samples

Samples can be couriered, along with a completed Chain of Custody form direct to ChemCentre. Delivery details can be found here.

Samples will be destroyed 30 days after analysis. Collection of unused sample material can be arranged upon request.

Receiving your results

You will receive a full report emailed directly to you, with scientific expertise on hand to provide further explanation of results should you require it.

You will be able to contact your client liaison officer at any point during the process for more information or if you have any queries.

Scientific consulting

ChemCentre prides itself on its chemical expertise. Our scientists are experts at solving those difficult chemical problems. If you have questions regarding product analysis or development we are here to help, contact us now.


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