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Botanical species giving unifloral honey in Europe

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DOI: 10.1051/apido:2004045
  • [Sdv:Ba:Zi] Life Sciences/Animal Biology/Invertebrate Zoology
  • [Sdv:Ba:Zi] Sciences Du Vivant/Biologie Animale/Zoologie Des Invertébrés
  • [Sdv:Bid] Life Sciences/Biodiversity
  • [Sdv:Bid] Sciences Du Vivant/Biodiversité
  • [Sdv:Ee] Life Sciences/Ecology
  • Environment
  • [Sdv:Ee] Sciences Du Vivant/Ecologie
  • Environnement
  • [Sdv:Sa:Spa] Life Sciences/Agricultural Sciences/Animal Production Studies
  • [Sdv:Sa:Spa] Sciences Du Vivant/Sciences Agricoles/Science Des Productions Animales
  • Unifloral Honey
  • Europe
  • Botanical Species


82 Apidologie 35 (2004) S82–S93 © INRA/DIB-AGIB/ EDP Sciences, 2004 DOI: 10.1051/apido:2004045 Botanical species giving unifloral honey in Europe Livia PERSANO ODDOa*, Lucia PIANAa, Stefan BOGDANOVb, Antonio BENTABOLc, Panagiota GOTSIOUd, Jacob KERKVLIETe, Peter MARTINf, Monique MORLOTg, Alberto ORTIZ VALBUENAh, Kaspar RUOFFb, Katharine VON DER OHEi a Istituto Sperimentale per la Zoologia Agraria, Sezione di Apicoltura, Roma, Italy b Federal Dairy Research Station, Swiss Bee Research Centre, Liebefeld, Switzerland c Casa de la miel, Tenerife, Canarias, Spain d Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete, Greece e Inspectorate for Health Protection and Veterinary Public Health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands f Honey International Packers Association, London, UK g Bernard Michaud S.A., Jurançon, France h Centro Regional Apicola, Guadalajara, Spain i Niedersächsisches Landesinstitut für Bienenkunde, Celle, Germany (Received 20 February 2004; revised 11 May 2004; accepted 17 May 2004) unifloral honey / Europe / botanical species In Europe more than one hundred botanical species can give unifloral honeys. Most of them have only a local importance and are thus mar- keted on a limited scale, but have also been described in the literature. To complete the information relating to European unifloral honeys (Persano Oddo and Piro, 2004), the International Honey Commission (IHC) carried out an extensive survey of all these botanical species, partly collecting data from bibliographic references and partly using information directly provided by the IHC mem- bers (the authors of this study). All the botanical species giving unifloral honeys in Europe are listed in Table I, where the scientific name is reported together with local names in 6 European languages. Information is given on their respective importance for honey production in the various European countries, following a subdivision into 3 classes: abundant, medium and r

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