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Floral source of honey

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Does anyone know if there is a way to tell what is the nectar source of honey?

Assuming it is unfiltered wildflower honey, is it possible to analyze a sample for the type of pollen in it and tell what % of the honey came from what floral source?

Not that this would be practical, but is it possible? Or maybe there is another way that I haven't thought about.
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Down here in FL, if we sell honey labeled as a certain "Pure" floral source it has to be tested by the state to determine if it is as labeled. I'm pretty sure the state just does a pollen count. BTW, we have to pay for this and it's not cheap, although I haven't personally had the lab tests done. We just use a general floral source label such as "Orange Blossum" or "Wildflower."
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