No. At a recent comp I got 17/25 points for density (25/25 for aroma and flavour), when 3 refractometers here tested 15.9, 15.8, 15.8. That’s a good score I thought.
So that’s not how they determine density.
Rod mentioned once at the Sydney Royal Show they invert the jar and do the ‘bubble rising test’ and he thinks coastal honey never stands a chance in the liquid honey category.
Wonder how that is fair?
So the liquid honey category is just for inland beekeepers or those that manipulate the honey to achieve that elusive density?
Guess raw honey also doesn’t stand a chance. Bet Capilano is just perfect.
At the Australian Bee Congress, my 15.9% honey got 23/25 points and I know they used a refractometer.
So how are they going to judge at apimondia, since it all seems a bit random?
Are there no international rules?