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Old 05-30-2009, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Cheapest you get honey?

Whats the rate you get your honey equivalent to clover honey? While meeting with a bunch of beekeepers I'm able to get great raw honey on the cheap. I'm in fact thinking of reselling selling honey online.

Let me know what you are paying so I can figure out if it would be worth the business venture.

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Old 05-30-2009, 01:21 AM   #2
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I paid $1.79/lb for "wildflower" honey in bulk, but I'm not happy with it. Just like anything else, you get what you pay for. So now I'll either pay about $3.00/lb or pay through the nose for shipping. Regards, GF.

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Old 05-30-2009, 02:00 AM   #3
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I've heard a lot of people exclaim that wildflower honey is unfavorable. Why is this?

And what classifies something as "wildflower"?

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Old 05-30-2009, 02:29 AM   #4
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Wildflower= pollen from anything and everything the bee finds. It usually doesn't have the subtle flavor differences single flower honey has.

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I get mine from a distributor of honey. $105-120 for a 60# bucket...

...which is usually MORE than 60# - I think claphamsa weighed one of his in at 72#.

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I just paid $130 for 60# of raspberry blossom honey. My usual source charges $90 for 48# of alfalfa honey.

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Anyone have a good source in the SF Bay area?

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armorshell, http://www.google.com/search?q=+wholesale+honey+in+SF&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

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I've already chased down all those leads, the only thing that comes close is Marshall's, and there's no way I'm paying $88/gallon for wildflower honey.
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I just paid $130 for 60# of raspberry blossom honey. My usual source charges $90 for 48# of alfalfa honey.
Never tried it, hows is it?
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