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Old 06-13-2010, 03:25 AM   #1
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Default Where to get cheap honey?

I live in Denver and want to get into making mead but was wondering where you guys get your honey for a reasonable price. I'm sure this question has been posted previously but couldn't find anything so forgive me if this is a rrepeat post.

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Old 06-13-2010, 03:26 AM   #2
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Miller's Honey out of California isn't that bad for prices (shipping is pricey, but their bulk honey prices are good).

I've used them several times.

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Try Costco. Their sweat clover honey runs about $12 for 6 lbs. Probably not the best stuff for some meads but I think it's fine for melomels.

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You can check your lcl farmers' markets, or your lcl yellow pages & of course google; or you could use this handy site: http://www.honeylocator.com/ it's a decent place to start anyway. There are a few online honey suppliers who have some great prices compared to what you'll find in the stores, but like AZIPA said, shipping is pricey. Check for lcl apiaries & bee keeping clubs, you might find a good source that way too. Regards, GF.

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I found a local bee keeper and bought four quarts for $14.00 each. Made my first mead on 6-10-10 and it's bubbling away.
Ask friends and neighbors if they know anybody that has bees. There are also people who sit on the side of the road and sell it.

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Thank you eeryone for you're input. I like the costco idea for the shorterm until I can find a good local honey.

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I live in Denver too and when I'm in a pinch I buy Ambrosia honey from King Soopers (they have the best price $8 for 3 pounds). Really soon here Brew at Home off of Quincy and Broadway will have honey by the boat load. They are working on getting a local light, choke cherry, wildflower, and alfalfa.

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