When honey is stored in wax combs, residues from agriculture (pesticides, neonicotinoids) and from the environment (e.g. PCB) can be introduced into the beeswax. Residues from beekeeping, such as varroacides (fluvalinate, thymol) are also a problem. Depending on the use of the beeswax, these are the analysis services we offer:
- Beekeeping / waxworking
For beekeepers / wax workers, it is important that no pesticides / varroacides from the wax combs migrate into honey earmarked for human consumption. To meet these requirements, we offer a small package (310 pesticides / varroacide) and a large package (315 pesticides / Varroacide XL) for all substances relevant to beekeeping.
- Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industry
The use of beeswax in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics requires compliance with limit values in accordance with the requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eu.). We offer Package 314 for this purpose.
In addition to the analyses of the European Pharmacopoeia, our extensive industry spectrum contains other relevant residues and contaminants such as Coumaphos.
Of course, we also analyse individual parameters such as amitraz (as metabolite), glyphosate or DEET for you. Furthermore, we offer analyses for heavy metals and antibiotics such as sulfonamides or amphenicols.