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ChshreCat

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I'm wondering if I want to go with the blackberry at the co-op for over 3 bucks a pound, or get the clover honey at CostCo for 1.50 a pound.
 
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I'm wondering if I want to go with the blackberry at the co-op for over 3 bucks a pound, or get the clover honey at CostCo for 1.50 a pound.
not to say you won't make great mead with the costco honey...but you get what you pay for.

IF you're adding a bunch of fruit or spices and stuff...go with the costco.
 

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That makes sense. If I do a melomel of something I'll go with the cheap stuff and get the good honey for a straight mead.
 

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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 canvas!
Please!!!
just call me crazy!
 
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HEY! EXCITING NEWS.

You'll have to excuse my stupidity for not thinking of this years ago...but EBAY HAS HONEY!
I've found some orange blossom (Great for Show Meads) for very reasonable.
 

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I just looked... and found 4 pails of 5 Gallons... and they all cost under 80$ for the pail... with 75$ shipping... so it s not worth it :(
 

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HEY! EXCITING NEWS.

You'll have to excuse my stupidity for not thinking of this years ago...but EBAY HAS HONEY!
I've found some orange blossom (Great for Show Meads) for very reasonable.
Here is a file that I created a month or so ago for a fellow mead maker. The auctions I link are over, but the same seller should have the same mead available for the same price.

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Honey Type	Weight	Price	Shipping $/lb shipped	URL

Blackberry	60	$165.80	$26.72	$3.21	http://cgi.ebay.com/Pure-Raw-Blackberry-Honey-60lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ150213141747QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150213141747
Blackberry	30	$87.30	$19.84	$3.57	http://cgi.ebay.com/Pure-Raw-Blackberry-Honey-30lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160217765891QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160217765891
Raspberry	60	$180.00	$26.72	$3.45	http://cgi.ebay.com/Pure-Raw-Raspberry-Honey-60lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ150213143483QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150213143483
Raspberry	30	$95.00	$19.84	$3.83	http://cgi.ebay.com/Pure-Raw-Raspberry-Honey-30lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ150213143470QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150213143470
Basswood	60	$120.00	$26.72	$2.45	http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Pure-Raw-Basswood-Honey-60-lb-Pail-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160217765886QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160217765886
Basswood	30	$65.00	$20.30	$2.84	http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Pure-Raw-Basswood-Honey-30-lb-Pail-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160237576084QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160237576084
Clover	        60	$120.00 $26.72	$2.45	http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Pure-Raw-Clover-Honey-60lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160215068398QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160215068398
Clover	        30	$65.00	$19.84	$2.83	http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Pure-Raw-Clover-Honey-30-lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160178519650QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160178519650
Orange Blossom	60	$140.00	$26.72	$2.78	http://cgi.ebay.com/Raw-Orange-Blossom-Honey-60lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ150245651702QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150245651702
Orange Blossom	30	$80.00	$19.84	$3.33	http://cgi.ebay.com/Raw-Orange-Blossom-Honey-30lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160239151756QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160239151756
Buckwheat	60	$120.00	$27.09	$2.45	http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Pure-Raw-Buckwheat-Honey-60-lb-Pail-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160214885942QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160214885942
Buckwheat	30	$69.00	$20.30	$2.98	http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Pure-Raw-Buckwheat-Honey-30-lb-Pail-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160214827371QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160214827371
 

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Holy ****! Some of his prices have dropped, and some of them have went up.

For example his clover and orange blossom have went up. But his blackberry and raspberry (at least in the 60lb pails) have dropped at least $30/pail.

Now off to check the 30lb prices.

Here is a file that I created a month or so ago for a fellow mead maker. The auctions I link are over, but the same seller should have the same mead available for the same price.

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Honey Type	Weight	Price	Shipping $/lb shipped	URL

Blackberry	60	$165.80	$26.72	$3.21	http://cgi.ebay.com/Pure-Raw-Blackberry-Honey-60lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ150213141747QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150213141747
Blackberry	30	$87.30	$19.84	$3.57	http://cgi.ebay.com/Pure-Raw-Blackberry-Honey-30lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160217765891QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160217765891
Raspberry	60	$180.00	$26.72	$3.45	http://cgi.ebay.com/Pure-Raw-Raspberry-Honey-60lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ150213143483QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150213143483
Raspberry	30	$95.00	$19.84	$3.83	http://cgi.ebay.com/Pure-Raw-Raspberry-Honey-30lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ150213143470QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150213143470
Basswood	60	$120.00	$26.72	$2.45	http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Pure-Raw-Basswood-Honey-60-lb-Pail-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160217765886QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160217765886
Basswood	30	$65.00	$20.30	$2.84	http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Pure-Raw-Basswood-Honey-30-lb-Pail-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160237576084QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160237576084
Clover	        60	$120.00 $26.72	$2.45	http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Pure-Raw-Clover-Honey-60lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160215068398QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160215068398
Clover	        30	$65.00	$19.84	$2.83	http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Pure-Raw-Clover-Honey-30-lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160178519650QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160178519650
Orange Blossom	60	$140.00	$26.72	$2.78	http://cgi.ebay.com/Raw-Orange-Blossom-Honey-60lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ150245651702QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item150245651702
Orange Blossom	30	$80.00	$19.84	$3.33	http://cgi.ebay.com/Raw-Orange-Blossom-Honey-30lb-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160239151756QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160239151756
Buckwheat	60	$120.00	$27.09	$2.45	http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Pure-Raw-Buckwheat-Honey-60-lb-Pail-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160214885942QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160214885942
Buckwheat	30	$69.00	$20.30	$2.98	http://cgi.ebay.com/100-Pure-Raw-Buckwheat-Honey-30-lb-Pail-Bulk-Price_W0QQitemZ160214827371QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item160214827371
 

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Mesquite honey is good stuff i made a mead a few years back 50/50% Mesquite - Sage
and it is Damn good.

one source honeys are more exsencive but are really fun to play with.

SWMBO picked me up 15# Of broccoli honey on a trip to the left coast
the honey tasted great cant wate for the mead to be done


honey list here are some other one sorce honey types

Acacia - Pale yellow, Light and delicate, with a flavor that reminds of dried pineapple

Ailanthus - Dark and has been reported as having an initial foul taste that disappears with aging, resulting in an exceptionally good tasting honey

Alfalfa - Very light honey with a pleasing, mild flavor and aroma.

Alsike Clover - Often used for surplus honey in northern states; mild, light-colored, often mixed with honey from white clover.

Anise Hyssop - Mint like flavor, heavy body, light colored.

Avocado - Dark and rich and full-bodied, and there is definitely a "resemblance" to the avocado fruit

Basswood/Linden - Extra-white, Light honey with a strong flavor.

Black Locust - Extra-white, high quality honey.

Black Mangrove - light with a thin body, slightly brackish taste.

Black Sage or Ball Sage - distinctive flavor.

Blackberry - Medium light and exceptionally sweet! Popular with kids. It has a fruity character

Blueberry - Midrange in color, blueberry is surprisingly rich-tasting.

Bluecurls - Mild, very white, granulating smoothly and quickly.

Buckwheat - Very dark and full-bodied honey.

Catsclaw - Popular in the southwest U.S.; white in color.

Christmas Berry - The taste is strong and exotic.

Clary Sage - Medium in strength and color.

Clover, Sweet - white in color and mild in flavor.

Clover, White - Most used east of the Mississippi; color is white to extra-light amber with a mild, delicious flavor.

Coralberry - light-amber color with good flavor.

Cotton - very dark and very rich

Cranberry - medium sweet and the taste is tangy

Dandelion - Honey is yellow with a strong flavor.

Desert Sage - Light, with just a bit of edge to its character, and a pleasant dustiness

Echinacea - Medium-dark, it makes me think of a chewy granola bar (with coconut?)

Eucalyptus - it does have a hint of that cool eucalyptus quality, in a pleasant mellow honey

Fireweed - buttery taste.

Foxglove - Medium-dark, edgy, flavorful

Gallberry - light amber with a pleasant aromatic flavor; does not crystallize making it a good candidate for chunk honey.

Goldenrod - yellow with a rich distinctive flavor.

Heather - Though a lighter-than-medium gold color, it is one of the very strongest flavors

Holly - Medium sweet with some nutty overtones.

Horehound - greenish or any shade of amber. Very strong tasting, tends to granulate.

Horsemint - White to light-amber with a minty flavor; may have a strong odor.

Lavender - colors range from white, yellow, gold to various shades of amber.

Lehua - From Hawaii, it's middlin' gold and middlin' sweet and just plain weird in flavor.

Macadamia - very rich-tasting, and amber in color

Maple - Light amber to slightly darker; good flavor.

Meadowfoam - Tastes like the inside of a warm marshmallow.

Mesquite - Light, delicate, and it does taste like "mesquite"

Orange Blossom - Light honey with a fresh scent and sweet taste.

Oregano - mint like flavor.

Palmetto - In a class with avocado and blueberry: somewhat strong, rich and mellow, and dark amber in color.

Persimmon - water-white.

Raspberry - White with a slightly fruity taste.

Rosemary - rich flavor with aroma like the plant. Clear, white or water white, granulates quickly.

Sage - mild flavor with sage like aroma. Clear white to pale yellow or amber.

Savory - yellow or greenish.

Saw Palmetto - rich yellow in color.

Snowberry - Light, sweet, with a bit of tang

Sourwood - Light, specialty honey from the Carolinas. Not sour, but less sweet than some.

Spanish Needles - Golden yellow with a pronounced flavor; can be mixed with white clover honey to obtain a mild, golden-tinted honey.

Sumac - Light amber with an excellent flavor.

Sweet Pepper Bush - Light yellow with a mild flavor and aroma of the bloom; marketed under the scientific name of Clethra.

Thistle - Light in color and "lively" in flavor.

Tulip Poplar - Dark in color but has a mild flavor.

Tupelo - Clear yellow in color with a distinctive taste.

Thyme - amber or golden, distinctive mint-like flavor.

Vetch - Water-white, mild; wide selection of flavors, colors, and textures

Wildflower - Dark honey blended for a mild flavor.

Woundwort - white, very light amber or light yellow. Mild flavor but aroma can be heavy.
 
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