Honey Processing

This nature's golden treat consumed in every country in the world is produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers. Honey is a syrupy biological product containing glucose, fructose and water, in addition to small quantities of proteins, minerals, organic acids and vitamins.

Honey can be used for sweetener for drinks or in the preparation of foods, but also as a medicine and a health product.

The K-Patents Sanitary Process Refractometer PR-43-AC measures in real-time the concentration of the honey. It is important to keep the final moisture content of the honey within certain values. Too high moisture content (above 20 %) will start the sugar-tolerant yeast within honey to ferment and this gives the honey a foul taste. Too low moisture content might crystallize the honey. The refractometer is installed in-line to provide continuous and accurate measurements of the Brix concentration, thus ensuring the final moisture content in the honey is within the safe level.

Some distributors may blend the processed honey with unprocessed honey to adjust the moisture content to the required level. In these cases, another refractometer can be installed to control the ratio of the components to achieve the right concentration.

The K-Patents PR-43-AC has been designed to comply with all the strict regulations for safe food and beverage production. The refractometer is available with 3-A Sanitary and EHEDG certifications. 

Concentrations measurement in honey processing with the K-Patents refractometer guarantees a product of high-quality, which is safe for long-term storage.  

Read more about the application:
Application Note ref. 2.20.00 Honey Processing (PDF)