A polarimetric characterization, consisting of the Mueller matrix determination and the
measurement of the refractive index, is employed to study bee honey and corn syrup differences.
Two samples of commercial marks of bee honey and one sample of commercial mark corn syrup
are studied. Results show the corn syrup and one of the bee honey samples have a similar
polarimetric behavior, which differs from the second bee honey sample. This behavior can be
employed as a simple, qualitative test, to discriminate true bee honey from corn syrup or from
adulterated bee honey.s-powe