Royal Jelly and Bee Venom

Bee venom and royal jelly are valuable products produced from hives, and used as ingredients in cosmetics and health products.  Analytica has recently developed tests for the purity of both of these, which can be used when checking the quality of raw material as well as products that claim to contain them.

  • Bee venom testing measures the concentration of the protein melittin, which is the most abundant of the small proteins found in bee venom.
  • Royal jelly testing measures the concentration of 10-HDA, a minor yet unique component of royal jelly.

This testing will be useful for those selling or buying these products as raw materials, to provide assurance of quality.  It will also be helpful for those wanting to check and confirm that cosmetics and health products do contain the amounts of royal jelly or bee venom that are to be expected based on the labels.  It’s a low volume test at this stage, so please contact us for details of price and turn around time.

Pricing and Turnaround Time

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


How to take and submit a sample

How to take and submit a sample

Click here for detailed information on nectar sampling.

Nectar samples should be sent on ice to prevent the samples from deteriorating.

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 3345,
Hamilton 3240
New Zealand


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