Physical characterization and antibiotic potential of honey collected from A. florea combs in district Khairpur
Rajper Naheed¬ and Shakeel R Farooqi
This work was directed to study the inhibitory effects of honey collected from different geographical regions of District Khairpur against certain pathogenic bacteria. It has been observed that the valuable use of honey in the management of bacterial infection is when it can be applied directly to the bacteria without dilution. There are few published reports on the physicochemical and antibacterial characteristics of honey from A. florea, the dwarf honeybee native to Pakistan. Current study explores the variation in physicochemical properties and the level of antimicrobial potential of honey samples collected from wild bee combs of A. florea shows potential genetic diversity from District Khairpur. The acacia honey found effective to stop the growth of isolates except Proteus and Shigella. The antibacterial action of honey was attained in high concentrations of honey both in well diffusion as well as disc diffusion methods.