where do buy honey? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > where do buy honey?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-16-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
tom_gamer
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Houston, Texas
Posts: 621
Liked 34 Times on 28 Posts



I live in Houston and have some trouble with my honey, mostly it is too expensive. Does anyone know where to buy mead quality honey that's inexpensive?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
DrVertebrae
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Dallas, Texas
Posts: 225
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts


See if you have a rep from the Texas Honey Bee Guild. I also bought some from a place in California called Pacifica Honey (poss misspelled).

Usually Whole Foods has raw honey as well. And Mid west supplies has a Minnesota honey they brag about as well.

Its all expensive.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
bk0
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 227
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts


What's expensive? I've ordered a gallon (12lbs) of honey from Sleeping Bear farms for $44 (about $55 with shipping) and $60 for a gallon of Tupelo fom eBeeHoney (over $70 with shipping).

I guess you could try a local farmers market? At least then you don't have to pay shipping.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
tom_gamer
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Houston, Texas
Posts: 621
Liked 34 Times on 28 Posts


I get those prices around here too. I was kind of going for like under $2/lbs

You just need so much for mead lol

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 05:31 PM   #5
brewingmeister
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
middle of nowhere
Posts: 1,910
Liked 183 Times on 136 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by tom_gamer View Post
I was kind of going for like under $2/lbs
um yeah, if you find some for under 2....please let me know where it is.

last time I found honey for under 2/lb it was around ten years ago.
__________________
............Alright Brain, you don't like me, and I don't like you. But lets just do this, and I can get back to killing you with beer......~Homer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 06:07 PM   #6
roadymi
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Middle of the Mitten, Michigan
Posts: 807
Liked 33 Times on 31 Posts


I just bought frpm a small local keeper. 24# for $51.50 or $2.15 a lb. I talked to the guy at a small local winery & he buys 5 gal pails (60 lbs) for $1.80 but he wouldn't reveal his source as he buys her out every year.

Moral of the story....find locally produced and buy in largest container you can handle. I also buy unheated/unprocessed honey. Crystallized honey ferments just fine.
__________________
Reality is an illusion that occurs due to the lack of alcohol.
Give a man a beer, he'll drink for the day.Teach a man to brew, he'll be drunk the rest of his life.
I have 8 carboys, 8 cornies, 5-1 gal jugs, 200 wine bottles, 10 cases of beer bottles and a nice assortment of flip tops....My goal is to keep them at least 50% occupied

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 07:54 PM   #7
TheBrewingMedic
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
Stanfordville, NY
Posts: 650
Liked 27 Times on 27 Posts


Check out the Dutch Gold website dutchgoldhoney.com, I buy 60# buckets and they work out to be around $2.30 a pound including shipping, they have smaller and larger quantities, their orange blossom is amazing
__________________
Watch and Listen to your Mead....It will tell you when the next step is.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #8
Matrix4b
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Posts: 641
Liked 42 Times on 36 Posts


Your best bet is to buy directly from apiaries. A quick search in your area might work. Another thing to search is for Bee keeping clubs in your area, that might bring to light who has fresh honey. I'll admit, I rarely get less than $2.50/lb.

Matrix

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 10:14 PM   #9
tom_gamer
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Houston, Texas
Posts: 621
Liked 34 Times on 28 Posts


I guess my under $2 was unrealistic, I'll admit that. If I can get awesome honey for under $3 then I'll be happy. I pay over $3 right now for cheap quality honey.

Thanks for the advice.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 11:05 PM   #10
odinsgift
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Posts: 491
Liked 111 Times on 89 Posts


If you have a Rare Fruit Growers chapter in your area there may be a hobbyist beekeeper who uses personal bees for their trees, who might be willing to deal better than a commercial beekeeper.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump