This article was written by Dr Karyne Rogers (Scientist, National Isotope Centre, GNS Science) and Dr Terry Braggins (Analytica General Manager) published in the NZ Beekeeper magazine in October 2018.
Following industry feedback, Analytica has recently launched three new honey tests that are relevant for meeting some international market requirements as well as ensuring the quality of honey prior to sale or export.
Analytica offers a test for American Foul Brood disease (AFB) using a modern DNA testing technique called PCR. Find out more about this testing by reading this technical note supplied by Analytica Laboratories.
The start of 2018 saw the launch of Analytica Online, enabling pre-registration of samples electronically. Current users are enjoying the ease of paper-free sample submission, and improved chain of custody with free barcoded sample jars.
We've simplified our invoicing for our Australian based clients so you can now pay for your testing in Australian dollars directly into our Australian bank account.
NZQA Unit Standards have now been established in accordance to NZS8510:2017. We would like to advise that Learn Plus now has available the NZQA Unit Standards 30892, 30893 plus 30894.
We are pleased to let you know that we have implemented a new level of automation in the way our Manuka Forecast reports are provided, reducing the time between when your 3-in-1 test is completed, and when the forecasting report is available. Contact us to change your preferences ready for the 2018/19 extraction.
Analytica is proud to announce a new, highly competitive, Asbestos pricing structure.
This article was written by Kate Robertson (Analytica Market Development Specialist) and published in the NZ Beekeeper magazine July 2018 edition.
Honey testing options are available at Analytica not only for New Zealanders but for Australian and International honey suppliers and producers as well.