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Old 11-19-2009, 05:29 PM   #21
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they offered to fill my own barrel which could have a valve, would be tricky for sure though

 
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:41 PM   #22
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I just bought a 5gal bucket of wildflower honey from these guys: http://www.millershoney.com/category...gallon-buckets

Shipping was $50 dollars to Boston, so it ended up being $137 total for 60lbs. I haven't actually opened it up and tasted it yet, but it can't be any worse than the honey you can buy at the grocery store.

 
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:37 AM   #23
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I get really nice golden wildflower honey locally for around thirty bucks Canadian a gallon (12 pounds).

There are loads of beekeepers around. When I can aford to, I'm going to make varietals of their different honeys, and give them each a few bottles.

 
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:54 AM   #24
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I bought gallon size quantities from these guys:

Dutch Gold
Millers Honey
Smiley Apiaries

All three were great. I'll do the second two again when I want sage, orange blossom or tupelo.

 
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:02 AM   #25
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I find good deals for honey on Ebay..otherwise I buy all my honey from EBEE honey out of Ohio. THey have decent prices on bulk raw honey.

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Old 12-10-2009, 04:56 AM   #26
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I use Miller's Honey out of California. Their prices are about the same but......since I live in CA, I get stuck with the taxes. If they're not in CA, I may start using the supplier that you listed in this thread!!

 
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:23 AM   #27
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Awhile back I seriously looked into a bulk honey buy. You don't really hit much in the way of cost savings until you buy a 55 Gallon drum. At that level I was quoted $1.25/lb. But that's a serious amount of honey.
This won't help you much unless you don't mind paying shipping cost, but my local supplier gives me a break at 5 gallons to $1.75/lb. Great for me since I make batches big enough for that.

Shipping would bring the cost for you back up to $2.50-3.00/lb. I, too, have considered beekeeping for the honey, but my wife is allergic so not happening.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:21 PM   #28
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This is one of the reasons i love this site. I looked for a good while for places to buy honey. I found a few and was not impressed. I see this topic and all I can say is (you guys rock)
It is great that everyone contributes a little something to make this such a great site.
May everyone's endeavors be worth while and your glasses never empty.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:50 AM   #29
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there's been talk about the "dutch gold" branded honey over at gotmead.

It would seem that it's "very" processed, and while often cheap, that really makes it unsuitable for "traditional" meads. Though it also means that it should be fine for metheglins, melomels, cysers, pyments, etc etc in other words, mead types where the honey isn't the main flavouring element.

if you want good traditionals, then you're either looking for varietal honey than has only been filtered (rather than pasteurised or other heat treated) or even better, raw unprocessed honey that's only been de-combed and nothing else.....
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:05 PM   #30
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yep, that's why I buy my bulk honey from EBee Honey. All they do is take it off the comb. There are still chunks of wax, propolis, bee parts, and such that you can see in the honey. It is great stuff and I highly reccommend their honey's to anyone.
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