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That is interesting....and begs the question, what if honey is 'adulterated' with another natural product...eg H2O....commercially the water content of honey can go up to 20%. So, any honey (let's say with a water content of 17%), can have additional water added to it and still be commercially viable...multiply that by tons (imported or otherwise), and some serious money is made !

Or reduce the water content as far as possible, ship it more cheaply and add water to take it back up to 20% when it gets where it is going?

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From what I understand the standard practice in China is for the beekeepers to extract it as nectar then (presumably to save on kit as they are almost nomadic) It then passes through intermediaries and at some stage gets "dried" to get the water content down. So they presumably could ,with that kit, reduce it further, but then they would be selling less tonnage to the international brokers. Long murky supply chain!
 

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