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Old 11-11-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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Who has everyone dealt with?
I was looking to purchase from here as it was the best price I could find. Anyone with any experience with them?

My local guy only sells some sort of wildflower blend he wont specify and I can only buy 1 gallon at a time for 2.5$ a lb. He also said he wont be selling even in the gallon bulk til the spring when he has a new harvest so I will be s.o.l.

 
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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I have no experience with mead, or buying honey, but I have been watching prices. I am quite confident you'll be hard pressed to beat those prices. The best I have seen is like 35 bucks for 12 gallons.

Best of luck to you!

 
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:40 PM   #3
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IIRC, Dutch Gold is processed clover honey, pretty much what's used in millions of commercial honey bear types. One LHBS here sells it.

Try to find an apiary using honeylocator, you might find one a little closer to you. Last I bought honey (summer time) it was about $2/lb when buying in 5g buckets. I'm sure based on the honey crop report that prices will go up until it's back in season again next year.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:41 PM   #4
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I have no experience with mead, or buying honey, but I have been watching prices. I am quite confident you'll be hard pressed to beat those prices. The best I have seen is like 35 bucks for 12 gallons.

Best of luck to you!
I think you mean $35 for 12 pounds...12 gallons would be something like 144 pounds, which for $35 would be a STEAL.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:54 PM   #5
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IIRC, Dutch Gold is processed clover honey, pretty much what's used in millions of commercial honey bear types. One LHBS here sells it.

Try to find an apiary using honeylocator, you might find one a little closer to you. Last I bought honey (summer time) it was about $2/lb when buying in 5g buckets. I'm sure based on the honey crop report that prices will go up until it's back in season again next year.
Most are 3-4 hours away and only finding 2.5-3$ a pound.

 
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:56 PM   #6
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Best I have is Madhava's In Lyons, CO. Wholesale prices for a 42 pound bucket for $81.50+$4 for bucket deposit. You need to convince them that you wont be reselling it to get the prices or have a resale liscence. Simple thing to do Just a small bottle of your mead will do. They are very freindly. That is if you are in the Denver/Boulder area in Colorado. You may find local bee keepers too.

 
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:10 PM   #7
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I think you mean $35 for 12 pounds...12 gallons would be something like 144 pounds, which for $35 would be a STEAL.
Ha, woops. You're right. Wrong word.

 
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Old 11-12-2009, 02:58 AM   #8
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Honey at Sam's is $9.99 for 5#...$2/lb by my calculations...
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:09 AM   #9
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Something to consider....
harvest your own honey -- beekeeping for beginners

$350 dollar initial investment + 30 hours a year = 100 - 200 pounds of honey per year.

This is banked in my mind as a serious potential future investment.

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Old 11-12-2009, 06:10 AM   #10
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Something to consider....
harvest your own honey -- beekeeping for beginners

$350 dollar initial investment + 30 hours a year = 100 - 200 pounds of honey per year.

This is banked in my mind as a serious potential future investment.
I would love to but as a college student I can't really do that

 
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