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Old 09-24-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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...where do you purchase get yours?

Just curious...been looking around and am surprised at the prices I'm seeing.

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Old 09-24-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
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honey is pretty much one of the most expensive ingredients out there. i like to try local farmer's markets and such for decent honey for lower prices.

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Old 09-24-2009, 03:50 PM   #3
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http://www.luscioushoney.com/WHC-home.htm
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:05 PM   #4
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I tried the farmer's market and won't go back there for any honey purchases. They are way overpriced around here and there's sort of a local monopoly on that one place selling honey at farmer's markets.

I have since found out that around here at least, there are (somewhat) local honey producers that will direct sell.

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The Honey locator will give you good resources locally.
http://www.honeylocator.com/
You'll find the larger the quantity, the better the pricing.
I just picked up 5-12lb jugs for $2.50/lb. Beats the $4-$6/lb at the store for smaller bottles.

Farmer's markets are a trap that a lot of people fall into. There are some geniune deals there, but there's as many people selling stuff off the same truck as the grocery stores.

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Old 09-24-2009, 05:14 PM   #6
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Farmer's markets are no longer good priced honey sources. In Colorado the honey is just as expensive as in the store. Local beekeepers if you can find them have good prices. Me I get mine from Madhava's. Current price in bulk is $1.90 a pound in a 42 pound bucket wholesale. I got their wholesale prices by letting them know that I make mead and dont resell it. I gave them a small bottle to prove it. They are out of Lyons, CO. between Longmont and Boulder. This is the least expensive honey I found. Now They only have Wildflower, Alfalpha, and clove honeys. But good prices and high quality, not your grocery store over filtered and over cooked honey. I like the robust alfalpha honey best. Incedently it is more not getting it wholesale. More like $2.50 a pound last I checked. honey is always going up.

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its $3/lb at whole foods now.

Prices went up since the bee crisis. Someone introduced agressive bees into the wild and it killed off honey bees. Saw it on some educational channel a few years back.

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