Detection of most discordances or lower quality of honey is possible only through a very detailed, and time consuming testing. Analyses of honey are complicated, and possible to conduct exclusively in specialized laboratories. In order to assure a proper quality of our honeys, we place great emphasis on the testing of the raw honeys we procure. The factors we take under consideration in the testing process, are not solely the chemical parameters of the honey, but also the hygenic conditions of the source in which the honey was produced. We also check the work envirnoment and practices of the bee-keepers we work with, since they can have a great impact on the quality of honey. We also focus on constant improvement of our qualifications, as well as of the level of knowledge regarding honey and its production, which we then share with our co-operating bee-keeprs. Our quality control system permits the identification of the raw honey on the basis of production batch number located on each packaging.
We take full responsibility for the quality of the products that we offer.
The laboratory of CD SA also conducts a number of experiments aimed at the developement of a technology used to create various products which would be based on bee-honey. Some of these efforts were awarded during various Food Fairs. We are able to create both the taste, and the parameters of our honeys in accordance to the individual demands of each client, withouth changing the original composition and qualitiy of the honey, but rather through a proper choice of various honey types from different regions of the world.
CD SA cooperates with top national research and science institutes, improving its current testing techniques and knowledge. We actively participate in seminars and works aimed at changing the current regulations and production practices. Our company also initiated cooperation with “Institut für Honig-Analytik” and "Intertek" located in Bremen, in order to exchange information regarding honey quality.
Bees do not gather honey with the purpose of benefitting the humans. They do so in order to preserve their species. Honey is one of the elements of their "diet," and once picked by the bees, it is stored in honeycombs as food supply. Bees "produce" honey with the use of a special nectar secreted by glands located in various plants.
These plants can be divided into two categories: nectar producing plants and honeydew plants. While bees pick the nectar directly from the nectar plants once it has been produced, the case of honeydew plants differs, as the bees collect the dew, once it has been processed by aphids and woodworms ... read more