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SandraR

Price of honey

It's been a very good year for the bees, resulting in plenty of honey - so what price are people charging this year for a 12oz jar sold at the gate?

I completely forgot to look at the local show at the weekend.no smilies
Chez

The chap on the seafront at Blue Anchor is charging 4.50 for a 1lb jar at the gate. He's *right* next to the cafe and the steam railway station, though, so might be priced accordingly.no smilies
crofter

2014 honey on ebay for 12.99 / kg

I would charge 5 per jar. If nobody buys it, lower the price a little.no smilies
Tavascarow

5.00 a lb is the going rate in these parts last time I checked.no smilies
Lorrainelovesplants

Ive just checked my bees - not happy.

2 secret swarms and Im now got 2 colonies queenless. grrrr.

Tav - you dont have a spare mated queen do you?no smilies
Lloyd

I saw a house in the Cotswolds yesterday with a sign at the gate selling at 3.50 for a 1lb jar.

Last year an apiarist removed a swarm from our garden and gave us a jar in return, if that comparison can be used as a guide?no smilies
arvo

Reckon that's cheap Lloyd. It's been 4.50 /lb for the longest time round here.no smilies
Lloyd

Reckon that's cheap Lloyd. It's been 4.50 /lb for the longest time round here.


Cool, I'll buy a couple of jars next week! :Dno smilies
Tavascarow

Ive just checked my bees - not happy.

2 secret swarms and Im now got 2 colonies queenless. grrrr.

Tav - you dont have a spare mated queen do you?

Fraid I don't.no smilies
woodsprite

3.50 a LB jar round here.no smilies Mistress Rose

Things do vary in price depending on where you live. Sorry about your bees Lorraine. Are there no queen cells? Could you combine them with a colony with a queen? Not ideal, but at least you will get something out of the remaining bees.no smilies Lorrainelovesplants

I am combining, but Id rather not. Took my eye off the ball for a few days - my fault. Still, I have 1 colony with a queen - could be worse.no smilies Tavascarow

It's not to late to raise new queens.
Put a frame of eggs in from the other hive & they will be fine.
Neighbours of mine raised queens in September last year & they mated & overwintered OK.no smilies
Lorrainelovesplants

no eggs at all.no smilies Lorrainelovesplants

Actually, not true. I have a queen in one hive with eggs, but already tried this and failed.no smilies Cathryn

Priceless. (Cos I only have a few pounds and didn't expect any at all this year.)



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Jamanda

That looks wonderful :Dno smilies dan1

Going for 5.50 a lb in Bristol!

On a related note; where's a good place to source personalized honey jar labels?no smilies
tahir

Priceless. (Cos I only have a few pounds and didn't expect any at all this year.)





Nice labelsno smilies
Cathryn

Cut out with scissors and glued on with pritt stick. :) Must try and get some to you if I ever have anymore.no smilies tahir

No worries, bit too far to worry about getting us some (thanks though :) )no smilies Dogwalker

Now if you really want to get some to Tahir,
get it to me before Christmas and my daughter will take it back to Chelmsford and he can collect from her.

She took loads of mine back last year and sold it to friends at the gym for 6 a lb. :Dno smilies
tahir

Ooerr! We could trade for some jam...no smilies sean

Or bespoke furniture...no smilies tahir

Hah! Blinking well hope notno smilies Cathryn

Tahir, I do not want to trade with you, you are quite hopeless at it, you don't seem to have even grasped the basics.

If I think there is a chance of seeing dogwalker then I will drop a (very) few jars with her 'cos you are looking at my entire harvest in that photo and we've eaten some of it. :) We do have family in London though, just at the opposite end to you but I will keep it in mind next time we are there.

We don't eat much jam. (And now he probably won't speak to me ever again.)

By the way, why don't you have hives among the fruit trees? They don't have to be your own.no smilies
tahir

Tahir, I do not want to trade with you, you are quite hopeless at it, you don't seem to have even grasped the basics.

Is that why my business is almost failing? :lol:no smilies
tahir

By the way, why don't you have hives among the fruit trees? They don't have to be your own.

We do but Dave has hardly harvested anything since he's had the hives here, 6 jars maybe?

I'm hoping we'll get something this yearno smilies
Cathryn

Tahir, I do not want to trade with you, you are quite hopeless at it, you don't seem to have even grasped the basics.

Is that why my business is almost failing? :lol:

Did I say anything? :wink:no smilies
tahir

Picking up lots of tips from Mr Newby ;)no smilies Cathryn

Irresistible. :)no smilies tahir

It's great, really lovely. Ta v much :)no smilies Nick

Get a room, you two.no smilies woody guthrie

I have about 40 lbs of honey left after I've given presents to friends, a bit of bartering, gifts for the children's teachers, made a few gallons of mead and some to the man who lets me house a couple of hives in his orchard. Today we asked the lady on the market who sells organic veg if she would be willing to sell some and she said she'd take all we have at 6 Euro a pound jar. Really pleased to sell all our excess in one go at a fair price.no smilies
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