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McJeff
08-08-2013, 08:51 PM
Another 18lb bought!

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm251/yeoson/8E4F3AC1-63F2-46B2-A403-6C91BF477EFF-45582-000009802362C424_zpsc3e29d4b.jpg

Jim H
08-08-2013, 09:05 PM
Nice color. What kind is it?

McJeff
08-08-2013, 09:11 PM
What ever the bees felt like :p got a friend that has a farm and the bees just do what ever. I don't mind cuz he gives me a deal.

kchaystack
08-09-2013, 10:23 AM
My LHBS carries raw wildflower honey from western MI. The supplier is a friend of the owners, and it is the best price I have found at about $3.50 US. I will have to post some pics of it this weekend when I get my batch going.

I might be new to the site, but I am not a big believer in the claims of pure varietals. I mean, sure if you set your hive up in a field of goldenrod, that is where most of the nectar comes from - but unless you put a glass dome around it you can't guarantee what it is.

So I think my plan is to look for various sources of honey, taste them, and go from there with what I think will be a nice complement to that taste.

But maybe I am weird.

McJeff
08-09-2013, 11:17 AM
Nah just run with it!

McJeff
08-09-2013, 11:18 AM
3.50 for a lbs? Cuz that's a nice friend.

kchaystack
08-09-2013, 11:46 AM
Haha, all the other local apiaries want closer to $4/lb. And that is with my own containers.

Northen Brewer is cheaper for wildflower if you buy 12lbs at a time, but that is before shipping. After the 11 dollars to ship to my home it is over 4.

So I think 3.50 a lb is a pretty good price. ;D

ox45
08-09-2013, 11:55 AM
Man and I was upset when my supply went up to 2.50/lb. Guess I must be spoiled out here! Course I buy mine by the 60lb bucket.

kchaystack
08-09-2013, 12:09 PM
Wow.

Yeah, but I also do not have any plans to make that many batches. I would not have room in my basement for all the equipment. I am hoping to have couple going at any one time by the end of the fall. I am sure prices will go way up once winter sets in.

Chevette Girl
08-10-2013, 02:54 PM
I think I'm paying just over $90 for a 30 lb bucket... the best deal I get is when I trade a bottle of mead or wine for a kg of honey...

Jim H
08-10-2013, 04:22 PM
What ever the bees felt like :p got a friend that has a farm and the bees just do what ever. I don't mind cuz he gives me a deal.

So, far, I am liking my local wildflower honeys best, myself. And, getting a deal is a good thing.