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ATAGO MASTER-HONEY/BX Professional Refractometer Honey Moisture Content & Brix


  • $ 62100

Item Description: Atago MASTER-HONEY/BX Portable Honey Refractometer - DUAL SCALE 12-30% & Honey Moisture Scale & 58-90.0% Brix Scale




MASTER-HONEY/BX Specs (Dual Scale):

Honey Moisture Scale:
* Scale Range: 12%-30% Water
* Divisions: 0.20% Water
* Accuracy: +/- 0.20% Water 

Brix Scale:
* 58-90.0% Brix
* Divisions: 0.2% Brix
* Accuracy: +/-0.2% Brix

Physical Specs:
* Size and Weight: 4 x 4 x 17cm, 260g 
* Automatic Temperature Compensation - 10-30'C/50-86'F
* International Protection Class: IP65 (except eyepiece)

Calibration Fluid: (SOLD SEPARATELY)
* Calibrate with 60% Brix Calibration Fluid - Look at the Scale Image to see the 60% Brix line near the bottom. 

Included are:  a mini screwdriver for scale calibration, and a Users Guide; in a foam-lined hard case. 


This unit is unlike anything else sold online! 

BRAND NEW ATAGO MASTER-HONEY/BX Hand held Refractometer in a cardboard/vinyl, foam-lined hard case. This unit is especially necessary when testing high sugar items like honey.  This unit uses ambient light, so no battery or power source is required.

Natural, raw honey varies from 14% to 18% moisture content.  But that's not the end of it...

Honey is hygroscopic; that is, it has excellent water absorbing properties. Thus honey will change in moisture content according to the surrounding atmosphere. This characteristic is important in storing honey because it will absorb water when exposed to high relative humidity (RH) and will give off water when exposed to low RH, until an equilibrium point is reached.

High moisture honey will ferment. This is caused by the presence of several yeast species which, as they multiply in the absence of air, produce alcohol. The alcohol may break down to acetic acid (vinegar) and water, giving the honey a distinctly sour or "off" taste and a runny texture with small bubbles, surface heaving or foaming.  So unless you are making Mead, this is a problem.

If you detect that your honey has a high water content, there are methods used to "dry" out your honey to preserve it.  Ask us how!

Models with the “ATC” suffix are equipped with “Automatic Temperature Compensation” for accurate measurements without recalibration after shifts in ambient working temperature (field use). The ATAGO MASTER-HONEY/BX DOES have ATC.



International Shipping:

International Shipping is $15.00 ($12.00 to Canada) for Air Mail (5-8 business days).  Since US Postal does not deliver door-to-door, there can be Customs delays and there are no tracking numbers (but they are very reliable!).

Canada: $12.00       Rest of the World: $15.00



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National Industrial Supply
30777 Rancho California #891420
Temecula, CA 92589, USA
Sales: 951.308.9269
Fax: 310.733.5480


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