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Redleg
10-14-2003, 03:35 AM
Hey, everybody!

Now that US imports of Chinese honey have ceased, where is everybody getting honey below $2 per pound?

The best I could find, after exhaustively searching the US honey suppliers is about $1.87 per pound, not including shipping.

I am trying to get my hands on a dependable bulk apiary/shipper for varieties such as buckwheat.

Any ideas or info would be great!

Brian ;D

Vicky Rowe
10-14-2003, 12:43 PM
Brian, check out the honey sources in GotMead - http://www.gotmead.com/making-mead/honey-sources.shtml
...you might find a good source.

Vicky

chuckwm
10-20-2003, 01:35 AM
Find the roadside market, farmer's market, fruit stand, health food store, or any other LOCAL location that sells LOCAL honey.

The beekeeper's name and/or telephone number has to be on his product, by law. Call the beekeeper and ask about bulk honey. I have a meadmaking friend that refuses to pay over $1 a pound and still finds beekeepers willing to sell pails to him.

The alternative is call your county extension service and ask for their beekeepers list. They have to keep that to notify beekeepers of any spraying that might affect the hives (like aerial spraying for mosquitos that took place in Virginia last week).

Good honey hunting,

Chuck
beekeeper
meadmaker
and now, mead vinegar too!

yabb_unknown_usr
10-20-2003, 03:39 AM
You might also try the list provided by the Honey Board:
http://www.honeylocator.com/ . They have lots of honey
providers all over the country. Chances are there is one local to you......

Vicky

batonrouge
11-05-2003, 12:59 AM
I'm new to this forum, just joined today. I've made a few meads over the last 2 years with a local wildflower. I'm mainly an all grain beer brewer but I for the last 3 weeks I've really put my time and resources into varietal mead making. I recently made a Tupelo, Orange Blossom and Raspberry mead with imported honey. These are not melomels but floral sources. I'm very impressed with these honeys. My next projects are a braggot in secondary that I'm planning to rack onto 9 Lbs of persimmons and I just recently ordered a rose honey from a beekeeper in Virginia. The beekeeper said it had the aroma of roses. Has anyone ever heard of such honey? I can find no information on the web on a varietal rose honey.

Chris

ThistyViking
01-15-2004, 02:38 PM
Hey, everybody!

Now that US imports of Chinese honey have ceased, where is everybody getting honey below $2 per pound?

The best I could find, after exhaustively searching the US honey suppliers is about $1.87 per pound, not including shipping.



I buy at $2 a pound from an apiary in Fort myers Florida for orange blossom. I get Buckwheat from www.Dutchgoldhoney.com in 5 gallon pails for about $2.31 a pound delivered to TN from PA. Unless UPS rates have gone up since last shipment. Oddly enough they are 1.87 a pound before shipping.

ThistyViking
01-15-2004, 02:40 PM
You know your a mead maniac when you start buying multiple honeys in 5 gallon lots.

Hidalgo
02-06-2004, 09:06 AM
I bought 12lbs (1 gallon?) of raw alfalfa for $20 at one of the local apiaries here in southern Idaho.

If you buy more you get a better price...

I think that comes to about $1.67 per lb.

JamesP
02-09-2004, 04:07 AM
Half your luck.

US$20 -> AU$25.90
12 lbs -> 5.44 Kg -> AU$4.76/Kg

I just found some cheap honey (cheap because it is raw, extra bits in it for the price :D) at AU$7.99/Kg

Off-the-shelf at the supermarket is about AU$13/Kg

I'm sure I could get cheaper from an Apiarist (? spelling).