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Old 04-16-2012, 11:46 PM   #11
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I typically go to a local country market, like a bulk grains store. Typically a local keeper will be selling there. I think right under $3.00 is about right.

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:15 AM   #12
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The cheapest I have seen in Houston is defalcos at 2.99/lb. I have not been to many of the farmers markets yet though or looked for large quantities.

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:23 AM   #13
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The cheapest I have seen in Houston is defalcos at 2.99/lb. I have not been to many of the farmers markets yet though or looked for large quantities.
I'll go rays in the woodlands over defalcos, but thats just a personal thing. I did some Google searches and found something ob stuebner that I will check out in next few weeks. I'll report back if its legit.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:49 AM   #14
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Also check craigslist. May be some bee keepers trying to unload honey there.

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:55 AM   #15
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You guys are lucky. Finding honey for a decent price is damn impossible down here. I found some place down in Homestead willing to sell a 12lb (gallon jug) amount for $30 but they want $20 for shipping. Another place from Jupiter that wants $30 for 6lb jugs at the local farmers market.

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:39 PM   #16
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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
This. Dutch Gold has a handful of varieties (incl. orange, clover, wildflower, buckwheat) you can get in 5-gal buckets. They're about $145 after shipping.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:29 PM   #17
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Is the Dutch Gold honey raw? They say nothing is added, but I didn't see anywhere on their site where it mentions whether the honey is raw.

I've had good luck with the honey from hsffarms and Bee Folks, but yeah, expensive. Plus the local post office is kind of weird about not delivering things that weigh more than about 20 lbs, so it has to come by UPS.

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:43 PM   #18
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The honey that comes in the bucket is not raw.

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:04 PM   #19
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I hope this doesn't come across as too dumb of a question, but whats the difference between raw and not raw honey?

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:47 PM   #20
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Processed honey is filtered and pasteurized, and I believe they add stabilizers to prevent it from crystalizing in the jar.

'Raw' honey is straight from the honeycomb. They spin it out with a centrifuge and it goes right into the bucket for sale.

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