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Old 10-28-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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Does anyone local know where to find a fresh honey producer in the area. I was thinking maybe the farmers market that shows up every week here in North Tonawanda.

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Old 10-28-2012, 05:35 PM   #2
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I got some honey from flying bee ranch. They operate up in Oregon and will ship honey for a pretty good price. Plus, they are extremely pleasant people to deal with. Not to mention their honey is delicious.



 
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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I'd call some of these folks

http://www.bees-on-the-net.com/new-y...ekeepers.html#
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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Well I did some more research and found a couple of people in the southtowns on Craislist buffalo but most of it is raw honey 4.00 a pound and 200.00 5 gallons. Not sure if I can use raw honey.I also found Niagara Tradition Home Brew on sheridan in Tonawanda sells honey $20.00 for 5 pounds if anyone ever has the same question I did.

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Old 10-29-2012, 12:01 AM   #5
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Raw honey is what is best for making mead. One thing to consider is if you want to use special varaties of honey. The difference between say meadow foam and say clover are incredible.

 
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:40 AM   #6
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Do some looking on beesouce.com for local honey. A sight for beekeepers
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:38 AM   #7
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You might try the honey locator:
http://www.honeylocator.com/locator/find/
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #8
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Older post I realize, but searching out some spring sources. Have gotten some from Kale Luce in Cattaraugus, seems very good, just screened (no paper filter), not heated excessively during extraction, very nice quality. Got some dark buckwheat I think it was some time back it was very good. His site is http://alleganymtnbeefarm.webs.com/

Was trying to reach out to Hens Honey Bee Farm in Pendleton, there has was a write up in the Buffalo News, but the phone number says it is disconnected. That looked like a promising source.

Here's a few sources but there isn't much information: http://www.wnyhpa.org/HoneySales.htm

I think it's a bit slim picking in the area for good raw honey right now being that the spring flows probably won't be harvestable for a while yet.

 
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:20 PM   #9
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I have been buying it at the Broadway Market in Buffalo. I have also heard about hens honey farm in Pendleton but have not contacted her yet. Thank for the update. I might give your guys a try next batch.

 
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #10
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Ah the Broadway Market I didn't think of that. Are there people selling 5 gallon buckets there?

If you find a contact for Hen's Honey please let me know. The web site seems to not exist and the phone # I found in an article says disconnected. This is the article.

This place looks interesting but I didn't see 5 gallon buckets listed: http://www.heritagemilknhoney.com/?page=honey.asp
Also they use IPM and talk about heavy mite loads so I am guessing they had to dose the hives with something pretty heavily for mites. Many places probably treat for mites and stuff whether they mention it or not, just hopefully the stuff isn't too nasty.

This one is near Rochester but lists only small bottles: http://www.brightonhoney.com/store/p...ategory/honey/



 
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