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Postby rookie » Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:16 pm

Was in Costco today and saw that they lowered the price of 6 lbs. of clover honey to under $8.
I've never used this honey by itself, but I've made a couple of batches of pyment with it that turned out good.
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Postby Mr Peat » Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:44 pm

Nice price...I cant even get 3 lbs of honey at Walmart for that. WOW!!! And Walmart thinks they have the lowest prices. hahahaha!!!!! :twisted:
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Postby khu » Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:31 pm

I've seen the Costco honey -- extremely cheap, but it's probably not as good as local honey. Still, in Costco vs Walmart, Costco wins hands down for their prices and the great way they treat their employees, none of that minimum-wage-no-union stuff.
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Postby dbeerman69 » Sun Sep 25, 2005 8:43 am

I found a place in So. California that sells it cheap. A couple of buddies and I went in on a 60# bucket for $60. Millers Honey in Colton, they don't mess with it too much, just enough to get out the legs and other particles.

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Postby rookie » Sun Sep 25, 2005 1:54 pm

Went grocery shopping today and saw 6 pounds of clover honey for over $17. They had bulk honey for $2.81 per pound. Winco
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Re: good honey price

Postby Fred Jensen » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:35 pm

Smart and final has a 1/2 Gal bottle(6 lbs) they sell for just under 9.00 and they guarantee your satisfaction or money back.It is a bit dark normally and they sell it primarily for professional bakers, but is one of the best values I have found.They also have a fair deal on Orange Blossom honey and sell that for about 6.50-7.00 for a two pound bottle. :D
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Re: good honey price

Postby Fred Jensen » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:53 pm

Nine years ago I had ten bee colonies(hives) in my back yard, that was nearly 300,000 honeybees.From about 10 AM to 3:00pm, the airspace above them was an international air traffic controllers worst nightmare. That year I harvested about 475 pounds of honey. A great deal of that was given away to friends free of charge, and a even larger amount sold for about 1.25 a pound.I miss that enough that I am starting a new colony(1 hive only) this year. Bees to be picked up on April 12.This is absolutely the best way I know to drive down the cost and increase the quality for myself.We can't all be beekeepers, but for some of us, it's a natural extension of one hobby and love to another. :D
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Re: good honey price

Postby GrantLee63 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:27 pm

Try to find a local bee keeper supplier. I have a couple sources here in SE Michigan that charge $75 for 5 gallons (60 pounds) of raw, unprocessed 'wildflower' honey which equals $1.25 / pound. It is vastly superior over any highly processed honey from any source.

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Re: good honey price

Postby brewmiss96 » Wed May 14, 2008 12:51 pm

first mead I made was with Costco honey. It turned out pretty well for being made with a pasturized honey. Have to watch that, it has a specific taste and not all the honey ferments so it has a F.G. that is higher than with non-pasturized. This is what I was told, but I still drank it, and it was good, esp after 3 years (love loosing mead and then finding it later!)
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Re: good honey price

Postby SMITHENHALS » Wed May 14, 2008 2:39 pm

I haven't made mead yet, but I’m picking up my honey from a local bee keeper tonight, should be making it this weekend. I chose the Joes Ancient Orange recipe for its ease and fast finish. I'm getting local wildflower honey for 1.50 a pound, Is that a pretty decent price?
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Re: good honey price

Postby Roger456 » Wed May 14, 2008 2:53 pm

That is a great price if it is tasty, light(er) colored honey.
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Re: good honey price

Postby SMITHENHALS » Thu May 15, 2008 9:55 am

It is pretty light color honey, but it taste a little different that honey I’m used to. I guess that is because I’ve only had honey from the little bear? It tastes a little earthy, kind of tart. The bee keeper said it a blend of wildflower and Chinese talla tree honey.
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Re: good honey price

Postby Roger456 » Thu May 15, 2008 10:03 am

honey flavor varies widely depending on the floral source. be glad you didn't get tarweed honey. :)
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Re: good honey price

Postby im1dermike » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:46 am

Why would anyone ever buy honey from B3 at $5/pound?
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Re: good honey price

Postby akueck » Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:01 am

im1dermike wrote:Why would anyone ever buy honey from B3 at $5/pound?


It comes in the mail?

Seriously though I did get the carrot honey from B3, it was the only place I've seen it. Neat flavor, I'll be opening some mead made from it soon.
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