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Offline Wandering Buddhist

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what is in the honey?
« on: August 02, 2005, 03:19:16 AM »
I am looking for a way to analyze honey short of me having to become a scientist.

As I understand it, refractometers usually only measure water content.  Have I got that wrong?

I would like to find a way, buying whatever equipment is available, to test the honey for grade, sugar content, water of course, and anything else that one might want to know in a honey analysis.

I need to find something and order it today or tomorrow, if possible.  Can some of you give me some leads/advice?

Thanks.

Offline Miss Chick-a-BEE

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what is in the honey?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005, 05:01:03 AM »
Found these:
http://www.beebitz.com/processing_equipment.htm
Listing things such as - honey grading glasses, refractometer, and more.

This one costs $542 (US dollars), but seems to be a rather complete kit:
http://www.glorybeefoods.com/gbf/Shop_ProductDetail.cfm?PC=3&PSC=92&P=16936&Product_Name=honey%20analyzer%20kit&Token=68.220.101.246:{ts_2005-08-02_00:47:08}-127388
Includes honey color analyzer, refractometer, 82 matched square cuvets, 30 ml of glycerol, (2) 5 ml syringes, (2) 9V batteries, 12 VDC tranformer and instruction manual. Provides immediate results with a digital readout. No more judging by eye.

This site has a couple things on pages 67 and 68. http://www.mannlakeltd.com/

Hope this information help some.

Beth

Offline Wandering Buddhist

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THANK YOU
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005, 07:30:59 AM »
Beth

You are a lifesaver.  Just in time.  Thank you so much.

Andrew (and about four hundred Kurdish beekeepers)

Offline Miss Chick-a-BEE

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what is in the honey?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2005, 08:33:17 PM »
No problem. :) That's what this forum is all about.... helping, sharing.

Take care,
Beth