Full Honey Pollen Profile


  • Expert will perform a 200 pollen grain count using a list of 95 identifiable pollen types (see the list)
    • We may be able to identify additional pollen types of interest if adequate reference material is accessible
  • Statistical analysis including the relative abundance of each pollen type, and pollen concentration values (pollen grains per gram of honey).
  • Graph of major pollen types and list of minor pollen types
  • Photos of common pollen types

See how we conduct our analyses: Mellifloral’s Methods

See how to interpret your report upon completion: Interpreting Your Mellifloral Pollen Profile


Post-order packaging instructions:

Mail at least a quarter cup of honey (per sample) in secure containers with adequate padding. Screw tops or sealed pour top containers are preferred and we suggest double sealing containers using a ziplock bag. You may submit extracted honey that has been screened of any comb and other matter, but do not pressure or fine filter honey before sending, as this could remove the pollen.

Please also include your order confirmation number (provided in order confirmation e-mail) and your name in your shipment. If you are mailing multiple samples, please include a sample inventory and clearly label each sample. 

Send samples to (*please see below for how to properly sample your honey):

Angelina Perrotti
105 E School Rd
Cottage Grove, WI 53527

On completion of the analyses, we will send your report to the email address you provided during check out.

  • Current turnaround time is <4 weeks after we receive the sample for submissions of 6 samples or less. Please contact angie@mellifloral.com for turnaround times for larger projects.
  • Our mail service takes up to 48 hours to process packages after they arrive at the facility.

Please check your confirmation e-mail after your order for additional shipment instructions.


*How should I sample my honey? (to go on product pages):
1. Sieve honey minimally to retain maximum pollen. Any sieving removes some pollen, but you may remove wax and other debris using a ~500-micron screen. If your honey has already been sieved and you are concerned about your analysis, email info@mellifloral.com.
2. Be mindful of contamination. Pollen is everywhere! Immediately bottle honey for analysis during extraction to prevent airborne pollen contamination. Ensure your extraction and sampling equipment is clean to avoid contamination.
3. Stir your honey before sampling. Pollen can settle to the bottom of a container. When collecting from a large container like a bucket, stir before sampling to avoid collecting from the top layer, which may have lower pollen content.
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