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Project by Zipsss posted 08-17-2012 at 12:14 PM 1917 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This device is used to analyze the purity of honey. I am not a bee keeper, but I will be by next spring. This polariscope was made for the local chapter of Raritan Valley Beekeepers Association.

Made of plywood and pine and paint.

-- Zipsss





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clieb91

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#1 posted 08-17-2012 at 02:54 PM

Looks neat. how does it work?
Good luck on the beekeeping I know it is getting tough to keep bees these days. The beekeeper at my work said they are down quite a bit from last year.

CtL

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#2 posted 08-17-2012 at 03:14 PM

I have a couple o friends that got into bee keeping last year. I’ll have to see how they’re doin with it. Thnx for posting. I’m sure this will work fine for whatever it does. I’m wit clieb91, and don’t know what it does.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#3 posted 08-17-2012 at 03:57 PM

Looks Great – I’m hoping that the BeeKeepers know how to use it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#4 posted 08-17-2012 at 04:32 PM

Use of Device. The polarizing film is placed in the holder in the crossed position, showing minimum light transmission. The sample is placed be- tween the polarizing plates and examined for crystals (large or small ir- regular bright particles) or dust (threads, specks of light). Pollen shows as bright points of light, and should not be considered in this examination. It will be reflected in the score for clarity if sufficient is present to affect it.

-- Zipsss

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#5 posted 08-19-2012 at 07:02 AM

MAN!!! And all this time, I thought you tested it with a piece of toast!!! Just messing with ya. Seriously though….so what do you do with the understanding of how pure the honey is?

-- Tim Harrelson

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