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Old 07-07-2007, 12:19 AM   #1
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My brewing club picked up 430 pounds of wildflower honey from a local apiary last night and got a great tour and Q&A session with the beekeeper. The plan is to do two large batches of mead in 55 gallon drums and then age them in barrels for a year. Is $1.25 a pound a good price?
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:25 AM   #2
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What is that? About 40 gallons?


As for price, I dunno........ I know I paid like 5 times that amount at the grocery store....
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:34 AM   #3
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Is $1.25 a pound a good price?
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One gallon of honey = 12lbs so we got about 35 gallons.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:39 AM   #5
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Well, I've never bought more than 10 pounds or so at a time so I actually don't know if it's a good price at that bulk volume or not. By the pound, it's been around $3/lb at the grocery. We picked up using our own buckets so he didn't spend anything on packaging materials/labor.


This place was just swarming with bees. It was a little nerve wracking to say the least.
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Old 07-07-2007, 12:44 AM   #6
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A buck a pound is a very good price. Especially considering that generic clover is like 5 bucks a# retail

I have never purchased as much as that of course
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:11 AM   #7
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Last year I paid $20 each for 5 gals.

With the bee thing I expect to pay more this year.
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:53 AM   #8
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horrible price actually. Don't worry though, there are still gentlement out there in this world, I propose that I come pick this honey up from you and drive it (alone of course) straight back to the bee keepers to give them a piece of my mind.

 
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:39 AM   #9
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I stopped in the Austin HBS on the way back to Missouri Saturday. They had a few 5 gallons buckets just came in. I bought a gallon at $3.47 per pound. So I will start the next batch as soon as I find out if I'm heading to San Antonio or not!
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:05 PM   #10
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Looks like our local supply has some really good prices. a 60lb bucket of wild flower is $1.25/lb and Orange blossom is $1.50. Still a good find.

 
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