Understanding the Value of Pollen Counting

April 2019, Author: Kate Robertson

Pollen count is a test that identifies what pollen types are present in a honey sample and how much pollen in total is in a sample. This test can be used to help understand where bees have been foraging to predict what nectar has been used in making the honey. Honey is made from nectar, not pollen, so there are a few limitations of this test that must be factored in when using test results to identify the floral type of a honey.