bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Show me the colour of your honey

Technology has begun to take the decisions away from sports referees and now it's happening in the world of honey! No longer need the colour of honey be judged by eye. There is a new colour analyser from Australia:
The C221 portable microprocessor analyser measures the percentage light transmittance of honey colour compared to analytical reagent grade glycerol. The transmittance value allows identification of the honey Pfund grade.
The device from Hanna Instruments gives an immediate read-out and seems to be targeted at commercial operations rather than honey judges.

UPDATE 17/3/05: Hanna Instruments has just told me that the Hanna honey meter is now available from the UK branch of Hanna Instruments based in Bedfordshire.


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