Physical Properties Suite
This is a suite of 4 accredited tests which measure Colour, Conductivity, Moisture and Brix (sugar content) in honey. Among other things, these tests are useful for characterising honeys from different origins honeydew, and other floral sources.
The 4 components of the Physical Properties suite can be run individually. Below are examples of how Colour and Moisture are used:
- Colour Only: is often used for characterising honeys from different floral sources.
- Moisture Only: honey with a moisture content that is above 18% is at an increased risk of fermentation. You may wish to have a yeast test performed on high moisture honey to investigate this risk further. High moisture levels are often found in uncapped honey.
Colour, Conductivity, Moisture and Brix are all IANZ accredited tests.
HOW DOES ANALYTICA CONDUCT THE TEST
Samples are heated to dissolve sugar crystals and then thoroughly mixed before analysis. The sample is clarified, and colour is measured using a spectrophotometer. Moisture and Brix are measured using a refractometer. Conductivity is tested using a conductivity meter.
PRICING AND TURNAROUND TIME
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Standard turnaround time is 5 - 10 working days
WHY USE ANALYTICA?
Analytica have a fast turnaround time and competitive price. We are able to carry out a number of tests on your honey, which means you can send in one sample and let us take care of the rest.