Common Myths and Misbelieves

There is no exact method to test whether honey is genuine or not. Here are some popular myths and theories that we sometimes hear from the public to test honey:

MYTH 1: Honey heating

Heating up honey on a tablespoon with a lighter. If the honey forms small bubbles it is natural honey, but if it produces large bubbles it’s not.
FACT: If the honey is thick it will naturally produce larger bubbles than honey that is more liquid. This is physics and doesn’t have to do with whether the honey is ‘genuine’ or not.

MYTH 2: Forming honeycomb patterns

Honey will form a honeycomb pattern as a mixture of foam and water on a plate is being swayed (honey-shake).
FACT: No honey will form a honeycomb pattern this way.

MYTH 3: Paper soaked with Honey

Honey poured onto paper and then left for 2-3 minutes. Honey is not supposed to evaporate or dry. If the paper is still wet it is natural honey, if it dries it is not.
FACT: It would take a long time to evaporate, possibly hours or days.

MYTH 4: Paper impermeable

Honey is placed on a sheet of paper. If it passes the paper and drips down it is not permeable genuine.
FACT: Only liquids like water or oil might be passing a sheet of paper. Honey, genuine or not, would not be able to pass through paper, unless it has a very high water content.

MYTH 5: Honey Drops into clear water

A drop of honey dripped into clear water. If it breaks up when mixing with water it is not pure honey. If honey is natural, the drip will continue to plummet to the bottom of the water container.
FACT: This depends on the density and surface tension of the honey which varies for different kinds of honey.

MYTH 6: Ants do not come

This killer theory suggests that ants may not come to honey that is not genuine.
FACT: Logically, all of God’s creatures love sweet things. However, there are suggestions that Tramp Ants usually do not come, neither to genuine honey nor to any other honey.

MYTH 7: Drops from under the nail

A drop of honey is placed under the fingernail then the finger reversed so that the honey can drip down. The honey is not supposed to be dripping down.
FACT: If the honey is thick it may not be dripping, but Tualang honey is usually more liquid. There will be Tualang Honey dripping when reversed, but this does not indicate it is not pure original honey.

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