Beekeeping Equipment & Supplies

What are Honey Refractometers used for?

Best Honey Refractometers

The honey’s water content determines the capability of the honey to stay fresh. In essence, the lower honey water content, the better the honey is. Water causes the honey to ferment making it acidic and less desirable. The advisable water content in honey is less than 20% before extraction, but it is not advisable to have a honey water content that is too low. A very low water content will cause the honey to crystallize. It should be at the right level. Imagine that it’s like chemistry. The success of the formula depends on accurate levels of solutions. Even the slightest mistake can result to a catastrophe. This logic also applies in beekeeping. A slight error in measuring the honey water content and nutrient could ruin the quality of your honey products.

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