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Old 07-28-2011, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default More honey than I know what to do with

I posted a week ago about having some raw, unfiltered honey for sale from my backyard bee hive. Well, I'm harvesting again tonight and expect to have at least 30 lbs to get rid of. If anyone is interested give me a PM. I'm in the NW Suburbs of Chicago.

This is raw, unfiltered wildflower honey, straight from the hive. I'll part with it for $5 per pound for anything over 5 lbs.

I also have around 20 lbs of this year's Linden honey to sell. $6 per pound.

PM me if interested.

Thanks,

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Old 07-28-2011, 11:11 PM   #2
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This should probably be in the classifieds section.

You might think about becoming a vendor if you plan to keep selling honey here.

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that's kind of pricey for mead making honey also as most people would want 15 pounds of it. at least around st louis, good quality, raw local honey goes for around 30 bucks a gallon, which is 12 pounds. you might find its more rewarding just to keep all your honey and make it all into mead. you have plenty of time too, since honey never goes bad.

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Old 07-30-2011, 11:36 AM   #4
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Well that converts to about the average price here. The only downside is that I'm too damn far away to try some.......

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Old 07-30-2011, 01:41 PM   #5
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that's kind of pricey for mead making honey also as most people would want 15 pounds of it. at least around st louis, good quality, raw local honey goes for around 30 bucks a gallon, which is 12 pounds. you might find its more rewarding just to keep all your honey and make it all into mead. you have plenty of time too, since honey never goes bad.
I guess it's all local. $2 per pound for unprocessed honey! I've never seen that! At the farmer's market I was just at, they were asking $8 per pound. I was at one shop the other day where they were asking $10 per pound.

Anyway, I've never seen fresh, unprocessed honey for under $5 per pound. I do know that Costco has it for about $2 per pound. All you have to do is google chinese honey imports and you will never want to eat that stuff again.

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Old 07-30-2011, 04:35 PM   #6
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Honey at Trader Joe's is $10 for 3 lb, so...

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Old 07-30-2011, 06:18 PM   #7
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i may have phrased things wrong. i (and most mead makers) buy honey by the gallon, not the pound. so there is probably a bulk discount. i have certainly seen honey for the prices you are talking about, but those are little jars for people to keep in their pantry. the price tends to drop significantly when purchased locally by the gallon. at least, that is how things are around here. if you can get that price for your honey, by all means, enjoy it! maybe buy a little something nice for your bees with it also.

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Old 07-30-2011, 06:23 PM   #8
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You're in NW Chicago suburbs? Indian Summer is an hour or two north of you and it's $12.99 for a 5 lb jug. You'd probably have better luck trying to sell it at a farmers market locally.

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I buy it from a local apiary at a farmer's market, and while they do ask $7 for a 1 lb jar, the gallon jug breaks out to half that price.

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Here's some info on honey prices:

http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...ht=honey+price

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