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HONEY TESTING

Analytica’s honey testing service provides fast and cost effective options for the high volume tests needed by beekeepers, manufacturers, and marketers.  This now includes testing required by MPI for Manuka honey.

Analytica is approved by MPI to offer both the MPI Mānuka Chemical Marker and the DNA marker test under its Recognised Laboratory Programme. Analytica also holds full ISO 17025 accreditation under IANZ for both the MPI Mānuka Chemical Marker and DNA marker tests. We are the first laboratory to achieve full ISO 17025 and full RLP Approval for the MPI Mānuka honey tests. This means that results can be used to meet MPI's General Requirements for Export (GREX) of honey.

As the market leader in NZ honey testing, with excellent support available during and after testing, you are wise to work with Analytica for all your honey testing needs.

For those working with mānuka honey, we offer both the chemical marker and DNA based pollen tests proposed by MPI for mānuka honey. Analytica also offers other important tests used for grading such as ‘3-in-1’ (DHA, MG, and HMF), Leptosperin, and Colour & Conductivity.  And our mānuka forecasting service can help you work out how your mānuka honey will change as it is stored.

General honey tests like Tutin and C4 sugars apply to all honey, and help meet regulatory requirements in NZ and overseas. Similarly, tests such as Amitraz and Diastase are required by some international markets under the Codex Standard for Honey. Our American Foulbrood (AFB) test allows screening of honey to monitor hive health or to ascertain whether a honey product will meet export requirements such as in markets like China. 

Microbiology testing is arranged for you by Analytica through its partnership with CAIQTEST (Pacific) and Gribbles Dunedin (LABNET).

Analytica is actively involved in research, and development of new honey tests, so stay in touch to learn about these as they are launched.

Pricing and Turnaround Time

All of Analytica's routine honey tests have a TAT of less than a week, with many results available next day. Test packs and special pricing are available for large groups of samples or where multiple tests are required on a sample. 

Please contact Analytica for current pricing and TATs on 07 974 4740 or at sales@analytica.co.nz. We are always happy to help you get the most out of your testing.  

How to take and submit a sample

How to take and submit a sample


To have your honey tested, send approximately 50g of honey in a plastic pottle with a screw lid.  A representative sample* is required. 

Download and complete our Analysis Request Form either in PDF format or as a Word document, and send it along with your samples to:

Analytica Laboratories Ltd
Ruakura Research Centre
10 Bisley Road,
Hamilton 3214 
New Zealand

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Don't forget to label each sample container with a unique name or code, matching the Sample Identification that you write on the Analysis Request Form. We will invoice you when we report your results.

Please email the Sample Reception team at sample.receipt@analytica.co.nz if you are sending more than 40 samples to make the most of our testing prices and turnaround times.

To send samples from overseas, please see our instructions and import permits.

*For some ideas on collecting a representative honey sample, have a look at this article published in 'The New Zealand BeeKeeper'.


Analytica Laboratories

P: +64 7 974 4740
E: sales@analytica.co.nz

Ruakura Research Centre,
10 Bisley Road, Private Bag 3123,
Hamilton 3214
New Zealand


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