I made the mistake of getting a refractometer without the proper research.
Thus I have a wrongly scaled refractometer and wondered why I could not get a reading. Most refractometers go from Zero Brix to 30 Brix (Fruit juices are around 15-24 Brix) where as honey is in the 70-85 Brix region.
Had I thought about it a little and not raced off and bought , I would not be writing this thread. Pretty obvious isn’t it… honey more dense, refracts light more than water or juice.
Anyway buy a refractometer scaled in the 50-85 Brix (or there abouts) and they will usually have a % water scale. Some are touted as Honey Refractometers