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Old 01-09-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Brewing my first batch, and I'm looking to use a simple recipe that calls for orange blossom honey (15lbs). I'm also in Texas, and haven't been able to find a local producer that has taken their bees near an orange blossom, so I'm looking to buy online.

Here are the sources I've found so far:

Crockett Honey /12lb Bucket / $31
1 GALLON ORANGE

Bee Folks / 12lb Bucket / $60
The Bee Folks - Orange Blossom Honey

Walker Honey Farm / 12lb Bucket / $42
Orange Blossom - Gallon - Orange Blossom - Pure Honey


Are there any other sites I should check? Currently, crockett honey looks like the best deal, although I've no way to judge the quality, other than it does appear to be raw.




 
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
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My husband and I had a 5 gallon bucket of orange blossom honey but I'm not sure where we got it from. I think it was a friend of a friend from Florida.

I have had some experience with The Bee Folk and like them a lot. They are friendly and have a nice variety of honeys. Once we ordered a large volume of heather honey at a festival to be shipped to us at home. When it didn't come we called and they we so apologetic that they sent it with out shipment. Apparently, the festival employee did not write it very legibly, but they were very quick to fix the problem. We had our honey within a few days.

I'm sorry I could not be more help.



 
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:21 AM   #3
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I actually ended up going with another site I found (eBeeHoney). Good information on the site about their honey. They offer both filtered and slightly heated, as well as raw honey. I went with the filtered/heated since this will be my first batch. I've read about having to deal with excessive wax, etc. and didn't want to have to mess with it this round.

Honey Varieties including clover honey, locust honey, wildflower honey, goldenrod honey, buckwheat honey, and orange blossom honey

 
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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Millers and Dutch Gold. Shipping is about the same to Texas.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Has anyone tried the Hawaiian Honey on Groeb Farms?

 
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #6
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Also, Smitty Bee is in Iowa, so shipping might make a difference. Do a search for "orange" on their site.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:37 PM   #7
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All right so which is absolute cheapest, shipping included?

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:49 AM   #8
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Quote:
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All right so which is absolute cheapest, shipping included?
For you, probably Millers.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:51 PM   #9
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Quote:
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All right so which is absolute cheapest, shipping included?
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For you, probably Millers.
Ooh! OOH! Get the hawaiian honey! Get the hawaiian honey!!



And then tell us what it's like.

 
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:48 PM   #10
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I think the cheapest is www.flyingbeeranch.net.

10.50 shipping for 12 lbs.
14ish shipping for 18 lbs.

$16 for several 6 lbs. varieties.



 
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