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OPTi Digital Handheld Refractometer - Honey

OPTi Digital Handheld Refractometer - Honey

Regular price £265.00 Sale

This OPTi digital handheld refractometer for honey is ideal for beekeepers looking to measure moisture content of honey quickly and effectively at the hive. Its easy-clean prism dish and simple to use read button helps to easily control the quality of fresh honey. As beekeepers know, if you harvest the honey from the hive too soon any excess moisture will cause fermentation - not great for your product!

This refractometer will help you identify the right time to harvest, by allowing you to monitor a very small sample whilst looking for that 17.5% target.

This OPTi refractometer comes with 2 preset scales and 1 empty scale ready for user definition.

Scale A is set to °Brix ATC

Scale B is set to % Water-in-Honey

Scale C is empty: User Defined 

The OPTi Digital Handheld Refractometer - Water-in-Honey scales are preselected at despatch, but may be reassigned using the scale selection method detailed here.

Portable, powerful, and ready to go

The OPTi® Digital Handheld Refractometer from Bellingham + Stanley puts a powerful, fully portable instrument in the palm of your hand. Powered by just 2xAAA batteries, the OPTi refractometer can take 10,000 readings in 50 common refractometer scales.

To download a copy of the full scale list click here.

OPTi refractometers are made in the UK and feature a durable IP65 rated housing, a stainless steel prism dish which rapidly stabilises sample temperature, and a clear LCD display. All tri-scale OPTi refractometers have the ability to measure across the full 0-95 °Brix range.

To learn more about OPTi Digital Handheld Refractometers click here, or to read about Eclipse optical refractometers click here.

Refractometer Shop is proud to stock a series of OPTi Digital Handheld Refractometers with pre-selected scales to suit a wide range of applications. If you require a specific configuration and wish to buy in bulk please contact us today to see how we can help. 


Technical information

Product code: 38-01RS-A1-B20-C0

Scale A

Range: 0-95
Resolution: 0.1
Accuracy: ±0.2

Scale B

Range: % Water-in-Honey

Scale C

Range: empty
Resolution: empty
Accuracy: empty


Frequently bought with OPTi

AG 40 calibration fluid - £39.99

AG Fluids are aqueous solutions that cover the range 1.33-1.40 RI (0-40 °Brix equivalent) and have a shelf life of 12-months. Add to your order for free shipping within the UK.