Glyphosate is a herbicide that can end up in honey when sprayed in areas where bees are foraging (e.g pasture that is being dessicated during wilting) or near hives. There are Maximum Residue Levels for glyphosate enforced internationally with the United States showing particular attention to this chemical. 

Aside from where requested in domestic and international markets, testing honey for glyphosate may be of value to check whether glyphosate use near hives is contributing to increased levels of glyphosate in honey from different apiary sites. It may also be of value to test honey in inventory that may be used in export to countries where this MRL is enforced.

Analytica's method measures glyphosate, AMPA and glufosinate in honey.

Read more about Glyphosate in our July 2019 New Zealand Beekeeper article here: "Glyphosate Residues in Honey"

How does Analytica conduct the test

Following solvent extraction and FMOC derivatisation, the honey sample is analysed for glyphosate residue using Liquid Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).

Pricing and Turnaround Time

Please contact Analytica for current pricing and TATs on 07 974 4740 or at 

Why Use Analytica?

Analytica have a fast turnaround time and competitive price. Analytica are able to carry out a number of tests on your honey, which means you can send in one sample and let us take care of the rest.

How to take and submit a sample

How to take and submit a sample

To have your honey tested, just send us about 50gm of honey per sample (in a plastic pottle with a screw lid.)

Download and complete our Analysis Request Form either in PDF format or as a Word document, and send it along with your samples to:

Analytica Laboratories Ltd
Ruakura Research Centre
10 Bisley Road,
Hamilton 3214
New Zealand

Get Analysis Request Forms

Don’t forget to label each sample container with a unique name or code, matching the Sample Identification that you write on the Analysis Request Form. We will invoice you when we report your results. 

Analytica Laboratories

P: +64 7 974 4740

Ruakura Research Centre,
10 Bisley Road, Private Bag 3123,
Hamilton 3214
New Zealand

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