Determination of Neonicotinoid Residues in Honey Samples Collected from The East-Southeast Anatolia Region of Türkiye

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  • Hikmet Dinç
  • Nurullah Özdemir
  • Fuat Serkan Kapucuk


East-Southeast Anatolia, honey, LC-MS/MS, neonicotinoid, residue


In this study, 30 honey specimens were collected from some provinces of East-Southeast Anatolia to investigate the residue of neonicotinoid type insecticide. After the collected honey specimens were extracted with the liquid-liquid extraction method, the analyzes were carried out in a High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) device. According to the analysis results, Acetamiprid in honey samples was observed to be in the range of 0.93-4.98 μg/kg. These results were found to be below the Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) value of 5 μg/kg according to FAO/WHO and Turkish Food Codex (TGK). It was determined that the results obtained for other analytes were insignificant and were in accordance with the residue limits of neonicotinoids in honey.


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Dinç, H., Özdemir, N., & Kapucuk, F. S. (2023). Determination of Neonicotinoid Residues in Honey Samples Collected from The East-Southeast Anatolia Region of Türkiye. International Journal of Veterinary and Animal Research (IJVAR), 6(2), 52–56. Retrieved from



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