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
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