Labiatae Pollen Index during the past 10 years in Spain.
1- Dpto. Biología Vegetal, Pharmacy Faculty, UCM, Madrid, Spain
2- Dpto Botánica, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, UAH, Madrid, Spain
3- Centro Agrario de Marchamalo-IRIAF, JCCM, Guadalajara, Spain
Given the variation in certain climatic factors, over the last decade, it has raised the approach the analysis of the representativeness of the main types of Labiadas in Spanish honeys over time. In particular, this representation is studied in the region of La Alcarria area of greater presence of the species in this large family. This study is of particular interest for the production of Spanish honeys, being one of the most recognized productions Monofloral in this country and prestige of the DOP Alcarria honey (DOP Miel de La Alcarria). The main flower honeys of the DOP Miel de La Alcarria belong to rosemary, lavender and multifloral honeys high lipped nectar composition, such as thyme, savory, among others.
With the completion of this work is to provide important data relating to changes in nutrition of bees, at the level of possible changes in Nectar which is available in recent times, in a given area.
We reviewed data from honeys produced between 2005 and 2015 and anayzed in the Honey and other Bee products Laboratory, belonging to the Agricultural Center Marchamalo-IRIAF. For this study, the results obtained from over 6000 honey samples are analyzed. A minimum of 100 honey samples from the major productions were analyzed.
Likewise, in this study, the data pollen essentially are crossed with the data of temperature and humidity for each year.