BLACK LOCUST (ROBINIA PSEUDOACACIA): THE MOST VALUABLE SOURCE FOR MONOFLORAL HONEY IN ROMANIA

Niculina Madas, L. Al. Margitas, D. Dezmirean

Abstract


Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) is a tree that blooms in early spring, its flowers being used both as medicinal plants and by the bees to gather the precious nectar to produce honey. Locations of black locust forests in Romania are presented as well as their blooming period. Monofloral locust honey is presented with their physical-chemical properties, on some important collaborative studies, made by International Honey Commission in collaboration with different specialists from all over Europe.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/arspa.v83i3-4.9089



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