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tom_gamer 04-16-2012 04:34 PM

where do buy honey?
 
I live in Houston and have some trouble with my honey, mostly it is too expensive. Does anyone know where to buy mead quality honey that's inexpensive?

DrVertebrae 04-16-2012 04:57 PM

See if you have a rep from the Texas Honey Bee Guild. I also bought some from a place in California called Pacifica Honey (poss misspelled).

Usually Whole Foods has raw honey as well. And Mid west supplies has a Minnesota honey they brag about as well.

Its all expensive.

bk0 04-16-2012 04:59 PM

What's expensive? I've ordered a gallon (12lbs) of honey from Sleeping Bear farms for $44 (about $55 with shipping) and $60 for a gallon of Tupelo fom eBeeHoney (over $70 with shipping).

I guess you could try a local farmers market? At least then you don't have to pay shipping.

tom_gamer 04-16-2012 05:11 PM

I get those prices around here too. I was kind of going for like under $2/lbs

You just need so much for mead lol

brewingmeister 04-16-2012 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tom_gamer (Post 3998831)
I was kind of going for like under $2/lbs

um yeah, if you find some for under 2....please let me know where it is.

last time I found honey for under 2/lb it was around ten years ago.

roadymi 04-16-2012 06:07 PM

I just bought frpm a small local keeper. 24# for $51.50 or $2.15 a lb. I talked to the guy at a small local winery & he buys 5 gal pails (60 lbs) for $1.80 but he wouldn't reveal his source as he buys her out every year.

Moral of the story....find locally produced and buy in largest container you can handle. I also buy unheated/unprocessed honey. Crystallized honey ferments just fine.

TheBrewingMedic 04-16-2012 07:54 PM

Check out the Dutch Gold website dutchgoldhoney.com, I buy 60# buckets and they work out to be around $2.30 a pound including shipping, they have smaller and larger quantities, their orange blossom is amazing

Matrix4b 04-16-2012 10:11 PM

Your best bet is to buy directly from apiaries. A quick search in your area might work. Another thing to search is for Bee keeping clubs in your area, that might bring to light who has fresh honey. I'll admit, I rarely get less than $2.50/lb.

Matrix

tom_gamer 04-16-2012 10:14 PM

I guess my under $2 was unrealistic, I'll admit that. If I can get awesome honey for under $3 then I'll be happy. I pay over $3 right now for cheap quality honey.

Thanks for the advice.

odinsgift 04-16-2012 11:05 PM

If you have a Rare Fruit Growers chapter in your area there may be a hobbyist beekeeper who uses personal bees for their trees, who might be willing to deal better than a commercial beekeeper.


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