Extracted Honey Grades and Standards

Grades of Extracted Honey

  1. U.S. Grade A is the quality of extracted honey that meets the applicable requirements of Table IV or V, and has a minimum total score of 90 points.

  2. U.S. Grade B is the quality of extracted honey that meets the applicable requirements of Table IV or V, and has a minimum total score of 80 points.

  3. U.S. Grade C is the quality of extracted honey that meets the applicable requirements of Table IV or V, and has a minimum total score of 70 points.

  4. Substandard is the quality of extracted honey that fails to meet the requirements of U.S. Grade C.

Color Standards

The honey color comparator with color standards and empty sample bottles are distributed to area offices from the National office and are commercially available from:
 
Part No. 423405
Price: $156.00
 
X-Rite Incorporated, Munsell Color Services
4300 44th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Telephone: (877) 888-1720, 
Fax: (616) 803-2076, (800)-248-9748

To access care and use guidance for the honey color comparator, see page 32 of the Equipment Catalog for Fresh and Processed Products Inspections (pdf) section on Honey.

Detailed standards, Inspection Instructions & Other Resources: