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  1. #1
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    Default Quantity of honey needed to test moisture

    A local member of our beekeeping org. offered to test my honey. How much is necessary to get a good test? A tablespoon, 1/4 cup? What?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Quantity of honey needed to test moisture

    three drops.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: Quantity of honey needed to test moisture

    I have an $400 tester (yeah I know...crazy)...you need one drop. I think it depends on the type.
    Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne

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    Default Re: Quantity of honey needed to test moisture

    Good. I was afraid I'd go and he'd laugh at me for only having about 3 Tablespoons worth. Thanks.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Quantity of honey needed to test moisture

    one drop is standard. But if you take 3 your covered.
    in truth, base the size of the sample you take on the size of the container.
    A small amount in a large container can lose mosture into the air and give a false reading since you are going to transport it your friend.
    Don't take it off the top of honey that has been standing as the surface also loses mosture more that that under the surface or the surface mosture can increase if the air is damp.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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