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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Thin Honey

    > Maybe he meant nobody else on the planet offers this unit except him.
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    Is anyone familiar with any of the models listed.

    I just picked one of the model numbers you listed and Googled it using "rhb-90atc". Close to the top on the results list was a thread from a Beesource member who was having problems. A bit below that was this Alibaba page listing about half a dozen Chinese wholesale vendors offering this exact model number refractometer:
    http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/rhb-...actometer.html

    I have no doubt that item is sold at retail in many different stores/sites, they just change the model number to make it more difficult to identify.

    When vendors cannot describe their products accurately, run away!

    Update: This vendor appears to offer the model numbers referenced above:
    http://nisupply.ecrater.com/p/148932...eekeeping-bees

    That page does nothing to inspire confidence that there is a reliable vendor there, in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Thin Honey

    Just an FYI 2 weeks ago I tested some CAPPED honey that was 27% it ran out when we uncapped
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    Default Re: Thin Honey

    I thought it wasn't capped until the moisture content was 18 % , can the moisture content change once its capped.

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    Default Re: Thin Honey

    Its probably going to ferment one way or the other, so time to let the nordic blood of your (possible) ancestors sing out; brew some mead!
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    Default Re: Thin Honey

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    I'd be careful doing business w/ someone who doesn't know enough to say what they mean.

    Aren't there any refractometers offered in the Bee Supply Catalogs? Go w/ one of them. If you belong to a local bee club, there's probably someone you can borrow one from.
    Agree on all points. Beware of the super cheap models, as many have plastic optics, which may be fine, but I much prefer glass optics.
    Horseshoe Point Honey -- http://localvahoney.com/

  6. #26
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    Default Re: Thin Honey

    Did someone mention Honey Jelly???


    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...56-honey-jelly

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...w-to-Can-Honey


    While honey doesn't need to be canned to preserve it, there may be some reason to do so to prevent fermentation when the honey is too thin. Dehydrating the honey is another option.

    If someone is going to the trouble of making honey jelly, they might as well add other ingredients too as shown in the first link.

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    Default Re: Thin Honey

    Quote Originally Posted by honeyman46408 View Post
    Just an FYI 2 weeks ago I tested some CAPPED honey that was 27% it ran out when we uncapped
    I routinely find our summer honey capped with moisture readings well over 19%. Sometimes I'll find intact capping filled with gas from fermentation. Capping is not the "gold standard" as often stated. Perhaps it is in some regions, but certainly not in the southeast. A quality calibrated refractometer is the best way to know for certain.
    Horseshoe Point Honey -- http://localvahoney.com/

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