Guide For Bulk Honey Suppliers

All honey should preferably be supplied fully homogenised in 20MT lots, in appropriate drums and fully analysed.


If you cannot fully homogenise in 20MT lots, we need to know the capacity of your tanks and how many drums comprise each lot.


All honey should be packed in new or used steel drums in perfect condition suitable for foodstuffs.

They should be:

Ideally weighing 300 kgs each and shipped in 20 foot containers with maximum capacity of around 20MT.

Quality Parameters

Honey supplied should be in accordance to the German food Laws and honey regulations but in the main the quality are parameters should be as follows:

Moisture max 18% Tylosin not detectable
HMF max 10 mg/kg Fluoroquinolones not detectable
Diastase min 15 Coumaphos not detectable
Colour as per agreement Nitrofuran not detectable
Bee repellant (Phénol, Benzaldéhyde etc..) max 50 ppb Streptomycin not Detectable
Antibiotics - not detectable P D B (Paradichlorobenzene) not detectable
Sulphonamide not detectable GMO Free not detectable
Tetracycline not detectable Glyphosate 50 ppb max
Trimethoprim not detectable Chloramphenicol max 0,1ppb
Amitraz 50ppb max Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids (PA) Max 20ppb
Animal treatments (Coumaphos, Fluvalinat) max 10ppb Glycerol max 200ppm
SM-R: negative ß-fructofuranosidase activity: n.d
TM-R: n.d. Thermoresistant alpha-amylase : n.d.
SM-B: negative GMO Triple Screening (P-35S,T-NOS,P-FMV): free
Beta/gamma-amylase max.U/kg: 4.9000 Foreign Amylaze profiling (FAmyP): negative
Foreign oligosaccharides.: n.d.


In case these are requested, samples must be sent with the appropriate sanitary certificate and invoice with no commercial value. Courier details and tracking number must be advised. Should you have any difficulties to analyse the honey in your country the following 3 laboratory companies are recommended and may have representation in your local region.