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Honey refractometers measure moisture content

Honey refractometers are used by beekeepers and honey packers to measure the moisture content of honey. Technically, refractometers measure the refractive index of a substance. Explanation: Light travels at different speeds through different materials. The refractive index is just a comparison between two numbers: the speed of light through a vacuum and the speed of […] Read more

Thixotrophic honey gels in the comb

Thixotropy is a property of certain fluids—including honey—that results in changes in consistency. These fluids are gelatinous when undisturbed but become liquid when they are shaken or stirred. If left to rest, they will revert to the gelatinous state. Several types of honey are well known for being thixotrophic. Among them are manuka honey (Leptospermum […] Read more