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    Lima Bean Honey??/

    Well I think you just might have hit the jack pot! All beans are legumes. Clover's are legumes, all legumes produce a light and delicious honey. To be called a lima bean honey the bees must have been placed in a large field of lima beans blossoms. Just like clover honey, the bees are placed...
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    A question about honey prices

    I sure wish that good quality local honey was available to all you guys. If you can't find a resonable source for local honey contact your land grant university. The school of entomology can locate you a keeper or a coop of producers. Gosh, your mead is you art...don't paint your art on a muddy...
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    A question about honey prices

    Well keeping bees is a commitment and you won't get rich but there is something satifying about harvesting your own honey. You can get a nice established hive in the spring for about $300 and you could expect to collect 60 lbs of surplus honey on average. Hmm you say, $300 divided by 60 = $5...
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    A question about honey prices

    have you guys thought about getting a bee hive, sounds like you have a market in your area? :)
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    A question about honey prices

    Sorry you haven't had any luck. Might try this link http://www.montgomerycountybeekeepers.com/LocalHoney.asp let me know if you have any luck here
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    A question about honey prices

    Hey I can send honey to DC but the cost of shipping would be very prohibited. A five gallon pail is approx. 60 lbs and would be around $40 UPS ground to ship a year ago; I'm sure more now. If you live in DC I know a short weekend drive to a small village in Virgina you should find a farmers...
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    A question about honey prices

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and I am just learning to make meade. Couldn't help myself to chime in on this topic as I am a beekeeper. Beecareful of any store bought honey. It is pasturized; heated above 160 degrees F and flashed chilled. Honey heated above 140 will have had it's delicate...
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