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Old 05-27-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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Lol Im at a local art/craft fair and there is a local honey stand and I decide to buy 1 lb of a dark wildflower and 1 lb of blueberry. I paid $30. I was excited to see a local honey I did not pay attention.


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Old 05-27-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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I hope they came in reallllllly nice jars.


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Old 05-27-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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U better make some really special mead........15 bucks a lb is pricey.
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wow, typically the local honey is much cheaper than the processed stuff at the supermarket. this is very unfortunate. i hope its delicious
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:56 AM   #5
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Just think of it as making a donation to your local bee keeper and getting a couple pounds of good honey as a gift for it, may make it sting a little less (pun not completely intended)
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Or making a donation to your local hippie that opened up a business by selling a beekeepers honey at 300% markup.
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I called a different place the other day about getting 5 gal, they said 4.50 a pond for wildflower. He told me it was organic pure raw honey and that's the reason for the price. I asked one of the people working the honey tent about 5 gal, they said I would have to email them to order but it would be $80. I figured they were mistaken and figured I would email since there were a lot of people around. I asked to buy the 2lbs and when she said 30 I can only imagine my face. I am thinking they may have thought I wanted 5 lbs when they gave me the price of $80.
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How can they possibly know (or claim) that the honey is organic? Or rather, any different than what any other small apiary will sell you?

I picked up a 5 gallon bucket late last year that came out to $2.75 per pound... This is local wildflower honey and a late season harvest (most flavor, deepest color)... I'm waiting until I move before I dig into it and start making mead from it. So far it's just sitting there taunting me...
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How can they possibly know (or claim) that the honey is organic? Or rather, any different than what any other small apiary will sell you?

I picked up a 5 gallon bucket late last year that came out to $2.75 per pound... This is local wildflower honey and a late season harvest (most flavor, deepest color)... I'm waiting until I move before I dig into it and start making mead from it. So far it's just sitting there taunting me...
Idk I was asking the same thing. GPS on every bee?
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How can they possibly know (or claim) that the honey is organic? Or rather, any different than what any other small apiary will sell you?
They're probably just making the claim because they are organic bee keepers, they don't use sulfa compounds or antibiotics on the bees to prevent disease, no carbolic acid to extract the honey from the hives, things like that, but then they really can only claim to be certified organic bee keepers.

Unless by some outrageous chance they keep the bees contained and only expose them to certified organinc pollen/nectar sources they can't 100% say the honey is unquestionably organic.

but they sure as hell can try.


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