CHEMICAL INVESTIGATIONS on HONEY PRODUCED in BINGOL and SURROUNDINGS Bi˙ngol ve Yoresi˙nde Ureti˙len Ballarin Ki˙myasal Äncelenmesı

Ates Y., Yaşar S.

Uludag Aricilik Dergisi, vol.20, no.1, pp.72-80, 2020 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.31467/uluaricilik.713308
  • Journal Name: Uludag Aricilik Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-80
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


© 2019 Croatian Conservation Institute. All rights reserved.Bingol and the surrounding vicinity with its climatic conditions and rich flora is a convenient area for beekeeping. In this region, beekeeping activities are increasing day by day. In this study, by analyzing saccharose, invert sugar, pH, moisture and diastase enzyme activity, it is aimed to determine the conformity of the flower honey with standards that are produced in Bingol and its surrounding area. For this purpose, 7 honey samples were collected from seven distinct areas of Bingol and its surrounding (Bingol-Central, Kigi, Solhan, Karliova, Yayladere, Genc, Adakli) and analyzed. The average contents of sucrose, invert sugar, pH, moisture and amylase enzyme activity in honey samples were determined to be 1.65%, 80.23%, 2.81, 15.43% and 0.074 units mL-1, respectively. When the biochemical analysis average of all the regions was taken into consideration, the honey was found to comply with the Turkish Food Codex, and TS 3036 criteria in terms of the examined parameters. In order to develop the beekeeping industry and high quality honey production in this region, educational activities and financial support-with various projects-should be increased. The next step is to announce the findings obtained here about Bingol honey to the whole country and even abroad, with adequate advertising activities.