Analysis of multifloral honey of the giant honeybee, Apis Dorsata F., for pesticide residues in Southern Karnataka, India

Raghunandan, K. S. and Basavarajappa, S. (2013) Analysis of multifloral honey of the giant honeybee, Apis Dorsata F., for pesticide residues in Southern Karnataka, India. European Journal of Zoological Research, 2 (3). pp. 22-28. ISSN 2278–7356

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Abstract

Multifloral honey samples were collected from the colonies of giant honeybee, Apis dorsata Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in the wild, located at different districts of southern Karnataka. The samples were analyzed based on solid-phase extraction with C18 followed by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) for Organochlorine and Pyrethroids and by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) for Organophosphorus, herbicides and other pesticide residues. All the honey samples were screened for 11 Organochlorine, 19 Organophosphorus, four Pyrethroids, three Herbicides and two other pesticides (ex. Carbaryl and Carbofuran). Interestingly, none of the A. dorsata honey samples were contaminated with detectable pesticide limit. However, the residual pesticide detection limit was 0.01ppm and most of the honey samples didn’t show higher concentrations of Organochlorine, Organophosphorus, Pyrethroids and Herbicides. Thus, the combs of A. dorsata in the wild are not contaminated by chemical pesticides and their residues level (ppm) in multifloral honey was below detection limit and safe for consumption.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
Depositing User: lpa manjunath user
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 07:54
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 07:54
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/9415

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