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Old 07-20-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone. It's good to see so many people into Mead making. Please forgive me if this is covered somewhere- search didn't give me love so I had to ask.

I have been a long time believer of keeping local money local so wanted to find local Source of honey. I've tried looking under Bee Keepers and Local Honey and all I keep getting is Bee Removal and "local" Honey from other States.

I'm in the Tampa Bay Area...anyone in the Area have a connection? Closest place I find is about 2 hours drive north.

Might anyone have advice to share on where to look?

Cheers,
Woffie

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Old 07-20-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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Farmers Market? Even if nobody is selling honey I would guess some vendor might know a bee keeper or two.

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Old 07-20-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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Health Food store.
I found some at a local family pharmacy. Thought that was weird.

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Try honeylocator.com that should give you some idea.....

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Yea, I found a local resource by using honeylocator.com also.

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Follow the bees.

Kidding. Farmer's markets usually have a honey guy. Also, your LHBS might know of someone.

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Being in florida you may have better luck than me. I did find cheap good raw honey, but I have a 2hr drive each way to get it. A honey farmer is called a "Apiary" try searching that.

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Natural foods markets, weekend farmer's markets. Search for an Apiary near Tampa Bay on Google.

Or just contact these guys: http://tampabaybeekeepers.com/

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Oh yeah...sorry for not following up. Found a nice Home run place. Roughly a little over $3/lbs (2 filled one gallon jugs for $90)

https://www.facebook.com/BeeBranchCreek

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Hi Everyone. It's good to see so many people into Mead making. Please forgive me if this is covered somewhere- search didn't give me love so I had to ask.

I have been a long time believer of keeping local money local so wanted to find local Source of honey. I've tried looking under Bee Keepers and Local Honey and all I keep getting is Bee Removal and "local" Honey from other States.

I'm in the Tampa Bay Area...anyone in the Area have a connection? Closest place I find is about 2 hours drive north.

Might anyone have advice to share on where to look?

Cheers,
Woffie
You might start here:
http://www.honeylocator.com/locator/find/
Regards, GF.
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