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Old 10-20-2011, 11:41 PM   #1
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I can buy clover honey for 8 bucks a pint. BUT the recipes call for the honey in POUNDS. how much approximately does a pint of honey weigh?
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:00 AM   #2
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I believe around 12 lbs / gallon. 8$ / pints seems high. I get 12 lb pails from local beekeeper for 25$
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:11 AM   #3
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A pint will usually weigh about 1.5 pounds. You are being charged in excess of $5 per pound. You can have some of the best honey in the world delivered to your doorstep for less than $4 per pound. I'd look for some better pricing.

 
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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thanks guys. I wanna give a batch of mead a go but the honey was just killin me on price
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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Have you tried locating local beekeepers? They seem to offer the best prices.

If all else fails I wpold try some Costco or Sams club honey to get a small batch going. Quality honey is always better, but some honey is better than no honey.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:52 PM   #6
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First let me say that I am new to mead but not to honey.
Local honey price is based on supply and market, some beekeepers are lucky to get $4.00 per pound and others can get up to $20.00 per pound.
If you are going to boil or heat your honey over 140 deg. you might as well buy super market honey as the high heat will kill off any flavor that fresh (raw) honey has.
If you buy market honey check the bottle or cap and make sure it is a product of U.S.A. or even better get a bottle from your area or state.
Goggle honey laundering and you will see what I mean. Jim

 
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Old 10-22-2011, 12:22 AM   #7
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I walked into a dutch market today and they had 12 pounds (1 gallon) of honey for $35 bucks. Cheapest I have seen it , and its local, not some fake chineese honey like they sell at costco.

 
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:04 PM   #8
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thanks guys. I wanna give a batch of mead a go but the honey was just killin me on price
Now's the time to check your local farm markets. Some of them carry honey as a sideline. It might not be locally produced (a family here sells orange blossom honey - as if there are orange trees in upper NY) but you may be able to find some different varieties.

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Old 10-22-2011, 02:17 PM   #9
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I walked into a dutch market today and they had 12 pounds (1 gallon) of honey for $35 bucks. Cheapest I have seen it , and its local, not some fake chineese honey like they sell at costco.
Good price. That'd be $2.90 per lb (about 1.80), the cheapest I've seen here would be about the $4 per lb equivalent.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:00 PM   #10
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$35 for 12 pounds is a steal.

I live in the Bay Area and the cheapest honey I can find easily comes from Safeway.
They carry 5 pound tins of raw wildflower honey from a large local beekeeper and sell them for $16-$18 a pop (depending on time of year, spring and summer I've seen them fall to $12 on sale)

It's a very tasty honey, and the mead I'm making with it now is turning out very nicely.

It's called Robert Cole Wild Mountain Honey.

 
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