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Old 02-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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A couple of recent threads got me thinking this might be worth a thread....

From your experience are there any online sales sites that you would recommend for the rest of us.....

Am thinking along the following lines but feel free to add other criteria that I may have missed....

Availability of varietals
Cost
Availability of bulk (5 gal)
Quality
etc....

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Old 02-15-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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A couple of recent threads got me thinking this might be worth a thread....

From your experience are there any online sales sites that you would recommend for the rest of us.....

Am thinking along the following lines but feel free to add other criteria that I may have missed....

Availability of varietals
Cost
Availability of bulk (5 gal)
Quality
etc....
Dunno, but if you Google "honey locator" I suspect you'll find the nearest to you. Or try "beefolks" who are in Maryland I believe.........
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Depends on your location, but Internet stuff may not be the way to go. Has the honey been heated or pasturized and issues like that could arise quickly. I would look for a beekeeper in the area and ask them for some help. Most beekeepers are really great folks and willing to help with just about any question you may have. Down here in Fla we get tons of Orange Blossom honey all the time from multiple suppliers. Good luck and hope you find a good supply for your brewing exploits.
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I would suggest finding something local that you like, and maybe call them up and explain your situation. One of my local honey providers gives me a considerable discount if I bring my own container. Also If your looking for something special, let your local know, he runs in the honey circle and maybe able get you better prices on that not so common honey. He/she may also keep an ear out for ya, Mine shot me an e-mail one day " I know your into the weird honey, I got a guy that has some africanized bee honey".. I passed

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Honey is heavy. To keep shipping costs down I googled “bee keepers NJ”- (‘cuz I live in the dirty Jerz). I’m sure that your state will have a Beekeeper’s association or an Apiary association. These are great places to start because they will list many of the beekeepers in your state. Or check here:

http://www.honeyo.com/org-US_State.shtml

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Dutch Gold is selling Orange blossom in 60 pound buckets for $115

http://dutchgold.thepipeline.us/stor...-Blossom-Honey

by the time you add the $8.50 mandatory ups charge and shipping (to NY anyway) of $23.42 it's up to $147.72

Which is still only $2.46 a pound so still a good buy I think

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Awesome! Thanks guys! Much appreciated!

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Dutch Gold is selling Orange blossom in 60 pound buckets for $115

Which is still only $2.46 a pound so still a good buy I think
yeah, this actually is pretty good...~2.50/lb to NC, so about 7.50/quart. I generally pay about 10 bucks per quart for local wildflower...
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