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Author Topic: Talk About Refractometers and Moisture???  (Read 411 times)
sc-bee
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« on: August 17, 2013, 10:06:41 PM »

All this talk about moisture and refractometers. I pulled my capped honey, processed it immediately and never blinked an eye. I don't have a refractometer. Am I missing something? I thought if the bees had capped it and you pulled it and you process it right away, there is no worry about the moisture content.

I am talking about 100% capped honey that is not left sitting somewhere to gather moisture before you extract it. If not all capped I give it the shake test but I never add to many that are not capped. All this talk on here lately about the wet humid year, have I missed something  huh Naw we don't usually have this much rain here but I will show you humid any day of the week in any summer.
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 11:26:08 AM »

there are a few threads about this right now.  i've never tested the moisture content of my honey but i've never seen such thin honey before this year.  has this mostly been a problem for us in the south east?   
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 05:28:21 PM »

See my post on this thread:  http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,42391.0.html
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 07:44:23 PM »

Yes it is a repeat thread. The others had gotten so long with other info and my question is only about capped honey.

I am dense -- I understand what you are saying about diluted nectar. But are you saying, they will cap the honey even though it is not what we consider the proper moisture content?
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 10:22:25 PM »

Yes it is a repeat thread. The others had gotten so long with other info and my question is only about capped honey.

I am dense -- I understand what you are saying about diluted nectar. But are you saying, they will cap the honey even though it is not what we consider the proper moisture content?

Yes.
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 12:50:49 AM »

Yes it is a repeat thread. The others had gotten so long with other info and my question is only about capped honey.

I am dense -- I understand what you are saying about diluted nectar. But are you saying, they will cap the honey even though it is not what we consider the proper moisture content?

Yes.

As they say you keep learning everyday --- thanks.
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