Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
price of honey
Page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> The Apiary
Author 
 Message
Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6473
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 08 10:42 am    Post subject: price of honey  Reply with quote    

was in Cornwall farmers at launceston the other day.
They are selling a pound of honey from a local producer for £5.
Dearest honey Ive seen locally.....must increase my prices!

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 08 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The price has gone up horrendously. I think the very cheapest I have seen local honey is £3.50, with £4 being more usual. £5 is just unbelievable though.
I really need to overcome my beephobia.

LynneA



Joined: 25 Oct 2006
Posts: 4893
Location: London N21
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 08 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, I swapped 10 jerusalem artichoke tubers for a jar of honey a couple of months back. As B&Q were selling 3 tubers for £2.98, that works out at about a tenner!

But a fiver seems steep to me.

Jamanda
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 34886
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 08 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's a supply and demand thing. Because last Summer was so dreadful, many honey makers got far less to sell than usual. So the price of British honey has increased a lot. Heather honey is even more expensive, up to £7 a jar.

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7086
Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 08 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Its due to the awful Summer we had last year - there was so little honey produced that the stocks that are left have rocketed in price

I sold my honey at £3.50 a jar at the garden gate and to friends - Although I didn't really have any spare to sell to anyone else and most of my friends got it for nothing anyway

gil
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 08 Jun 2005
Posts: 18369

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 08 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd better stock up - honey, including heather honey, is still £3.50 from the chap on our Farmers Market.

Jamanda
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 34886
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 08 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gil wrote:
I'd better stock up - honey, including heather honey, is still £3.50 from the chap on our Farmers Market.


I would.

dougal



Joined: 15 Jan 2005
Posts: 7184
Location: South Kent
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 08 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dunno how widely this was reported...
From yesterday's Times
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3708819.ece

Quote:
The creation of a Dadís Army-style force to protect honey bees from killer diseases was announced by the Government yesterday.

The plan was included in a new package of measures to save the hives of 200 to 300 commercial beekeepers and an estimated 44,000 hobby owners that are under threat from new pests and infections predicted to hit Britain in the next ten years.
...
The strategy, announced by Lord Rooker, Food and Farming Minister, coincides with evidence from the British Bee Keepersí Association that the country has lost 25 to 30 per cent of its bee colonies in the past year ...


twoscoops



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 1924
Location: Warwickshire
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 08 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

£4.49 here.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24550
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 08 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
The price has gone up horrendously. I think the very cheapest I have seen local honey is £3.50, with £4 being more usual. £5 is just unbelievable though.
I really need to overcome my beephobia.


judith: don't forget the bee co-op: I'm sure we (Chez & I) could come to an exchange arrangement with you. What would you like to swap for honey?

And you could come over to meet the bees one day if you like. All 4 hives doing well.

alison
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 12908
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 08 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

North Devon apairy have just advised its members the price should be £5 a lb

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6473
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 08 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My bees are away in the rape - so Ill have to harvest early, and Im going for £5 a jar. If they dont like it, they dont need to buy it.

Tradbritfowlco



Joined: 15 Feb 2007
Posts: 526

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 08 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

according to the bbc today, bees will be exctinct in 10 years!

i love honey, £5 a jar is worth it for me, especially borage honey

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8404
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 08 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
My bees are away in the rape - so Ill have to harvest early, and Im going for £5 a jar. If they dont like it, they dont need to buy it.

No offence but I wouldn't give a pound a jar for rape honey.
I thought most producers sold it on for processing.
I've been selling my mixed flower honey for £3.50 a jar & will probably keep the price the same this year.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35866
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 08 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We sold ours for £3.50 for a 12oz jar last year.

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> The Apiary All times are GMT
Page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright © 2004 marsjupiter.com

<-- -->