THE INFLUENCE OF STORAGE CONDITIONS ON BEE POLLEN CONTAMINATION BY MICROSCOPIC FUNGI
Keywords:bee pollen, contamination, microscopic fungi
The purpose of the study is to determine how the contamination of bee pollen with microscopic fungi changed during its storage for different periods. 2021 in mid-July, 20 bee pollen samples (200 g each) were taken from one apiary at the same time. After collecting fresh bee pollen on the same day the samples were cleaned and dried to 8%. humidity. Store from 1 month. up to 3 months periods.
A dilution method (cfu g-1) was used to isolate the fungi. Indentified fungi during storage belonged to the genera Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium. Before storage, bee pollen contamination with microscopic fungi was 1.1 × 103 kvs g-1 , and at the end of storage it was 2.3 times higher.
As a result of the study, it was noticed that in the pollen that was stored for the longest time, due to inappropriate conditions, fungi of the genus Aspergillum no longer multiplied, but Penicillium increased significantly.