Variables Hive type
Traditiona (n = 8)
Mean ±  SD
Movable frame (n = 8)
Mean ±  SD
Moisture content (g/100g) 13.67 ± 1.20 13.62 ± 1.40
Reducing sugars content(g/100g) 60.84 ± 0.62 60.07 ± 0.78
Apparent sucrose (g/100g) 3.22 ± 0.86 3.33 ± 1.39
Ash content (g/100g) 0.22 ± 0.10 0.52 ± 0.75
Free acid (meqkg-1) 14.46 ± 3.40b* 16.52 ± 3.76a*
pH 3.40±0.25 3.69 ± 0.19
SD=Standard deviation; meq=milli equivalent; n=Number of samples; Means followed by different superscript letters in a row are; *significantly different (p<0.05).
Table 2: Comparison of physicochemical properties of honey samples collected from different hive types.