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Misco Palm Abbe Digital Honey Refractometer

Misco Palm Abbe Digital Honey Refractometer
Misco Palm Abbe Digital Honey Refractometer
Misco Palm Abbe Digital Honey Refractometer
Misco Palm Abbe Digital Honey Refractometer
Misco Palm Abbe Hard Case
Misco Rugged Hard Case
Misco Rubber Armor Jackets


  • M-PA201X-BKPR-1: $328.00
  • M-PA202X-BKPR-2: $415.00
  • M-PA203X-BKPR-3: $488.00
  • M-RRAJ-BLK: $29.95
  • M-RRAJ-GRY: $29.95
  • M-RRAJ-ORN: $29.95
  • M-RRAJ-YEL: $29.95
  • M-PA-CASE: $29.95
  • M-CAL1N-PA2XX: $62.50

Misco Palm Abbe Digital Honey Refractometer

From Hive to Table; MISCO Digital Honey Refractometer Provides a Sweet Solution for Measuring Honey Moisture Content...

Although designed specifically for state and federal inspectors responsible for the measurement and grading of honey, the MISCO Digital Honey Refractometer is equally beneficial to professional beekeepers, honey producers, honey mixers, honey brokers, or anyone requiring the absolute most accurate, repeatable readings of honey moisture content, % soluble solids, specific gravity & density.

The Palm Abbe Honey Refractometer currently defines the highest level of development in the field of honey measurement. It far exceeds the requirements for honey refractometers used in the grading and inspection of honey by the USFDA, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 

Simply place a drop or two of honey in the stainless steel measuring well, close the cover to prevent the absorption of moisture, and then press the button to receive an instant, accurate reading of honey moisture content.

The magic behind the precision of the MISCO Digital Honey Refractometer is a result of the Palm Abbe OPTICAL-ENGINE®. This Optical-Engine combines high-precision optics with a linear detector array containing 1,024 elements, more than seven times the elements of the leading competitor. This detector array allows the MISCO Honey Refractometer repeatably measure to better than +/-0.1% honey moisture content.

Since honey is comprised of a mixture of mostly fructose, glucose, and water, readings on the MISCO Digital Honey Refractometer are automatically temperature compensated using a special compensation specific to honey. This differs from other refractometers which use “sucrose” temperature compensation, instead of honey compensation. Refractometers using sucrose compensation will have a slight error at 25°C (77°F) and even more error as the temperature increases. Instruments without temperature compensation can be off by more than 3% (see our free guide for details).

The MISCO Honey Refractometer features a precision-machined stainless steel sample well with a cover that helps prevent further absorption of water. At the bottom of the sample well, a sapphire prism, the next hardest substance to diamond, provides a virtually uncratchable measurement surface.

The user-interface of the Digital Honey Refractometer consists of two buttons and is both intuitive and easy to learn. A large two-line backlit 24-character LCD display provides the user with an indication of the unit of measure (percent honey moisture) and the actual measurement value. Full text prompts, various menu options, and error messages are also displayed. 

If this were not enough, up to five scales of your choice may be programmed into the PA203 for a truly custom honey refractometer. Scales are available that read in Baume, moisture %, dissolved solids, honey specific gravity, and honey density.  You can even mix and match other scales for other applications, like Wine, Brix, or Maple Syrup.

Although the Palm Abbe will calibrate to water alone, an optional calibration solution has been specifically prepared for the MISCO Honey Refractometer with a value of 18.6% Moisture, to help insure the most accurate calibration in this critical area of the scale.


NOTE:  Case and jacket pictured not included.  Add separately to order above.

Misco BKPR-1 Refractometer -  Honey Scale - 13 to 30% Moisture Content 

Measure honey content from 13 to 30%.   Model PA201X-325

  • M-PA201X-BKPR-1  Single scale honey refractometer  $328.00


Misco BKPR-2 Refractometer -  Honey Scales - Honey Moisture Content & Percent Solids Content

Measure honey moisture content plus honey solids content.  Model PA202X-324-325

  • M-PA202X-BKPR-2  Dual scale honey refractometer  $415.00


Misco BKPR-3 Refractometer -  Honey Scales - Honey Moisture Content, Percent Solids Content, Specific Gravity, Density

Measure honey moisture content, honey solids content, honey specific gravity, and honey density. Model PA203X-324-325-326-327

  • M-PA203X-BKPR-3  Four scale honey refractometer  $488.00



Adding a Rubber Armor Jacket to a Palm Abbe refractometer increases its durability and provides a better grip.  Made of high-grade silicone rubber, the Rubber Armor Jacket is custom fit and will help protect your Palm Abbe from minor bumps and scratches.

Custom contoured bumpers provide a soft, firm grip while also adding additional shock protection.  The Rubber Armor Jacket is soft to the touch and fits the Palm Abbe like a glove.  It is easily slid over the refractometer and does not have to be removed before use.

The durable jacket is tear and chemical resistant and weighs only 1.8 oz. (51 grams).  There is even a hole on top for a carabiner (included) so that you can hang the Palm Abbe refractometer from your belt loop.  The form-fitting Rubber Armor Jacket fits the Palm Abbe PA201, PA202, and PA203 series instruments and comes in three colors (black, gray, and safety orange).

Although the Rubber Armor Jacket is not guaranteed to completely protect your instrument from damage due to shocks and impacts, it does provide an additional layer of protection and provides a better grip to help you avoid dropping it in the first place.

Order one today and get a better grip on your refractometer!

  • RRAJ-BLK  Palm Abbe Rubber Armor Jacket in black  $29.95
  • RRAJ-ORN  Palm Abbe Rubber Armor Jacket in safety orange  $29.95
  • RRAJ-GRY  Palm Abbe Rubber Armor Jacket in gray  $29.95
  • RRAJ-YEL  Palm Abbe Rubber Armor Jacket in yellow  $29.95



Need proof? Our rugged Proof Case is water-proof, crush-proof, dirt-proof, dust-proof, drop-proof, rain-proof, snow-proof, sink-proof, even goof-proof. It is perfect for providing an additional level of protection when you use your Palm Abbe in demanding environments or when you just want to know that your instrument is safely stored.

The virtually indestructible case has a fitted foam insert that cushions the Palm Abbe in the event of rough handling. Two heavy-duty latches secure the lid against an integral O-ring providing a waterproof seal to 100 feet (30.5 meters) under water.

  • PA-CASE   Misco Rugged Palm Abbe Case  $29.95



NIST Traceable Certified Refractometer Calibrations - The MISCO Refractometer Certified Calibration program provides all the requirements for the confirmation of calibration accuracies for refractometers and for the preparation and control of measurement standards traceable to the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). The intention of this program is to minimize uncertainty of measurements and minimize the risk of refractometers producing results having unacceptable errors. This program is compliant with International Standard ISO 17025.

  • M-CAL1N-PA2XX  Two-point NIST Traceable Certified Calibration, with Level I documentation  $62.50


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