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SandraR



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 14 11:15 am    Post subject: Price of honey  Reply with quote    

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.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35904
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 14 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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.

crofter



Joined: 11 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 14 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

2014 honey on ebay for 12.99 / kg

I would charge 5 per jar. If nobody buys it, lower the price a little.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
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Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 14 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

5.00 a lb is the going rate in these parts last time I checked.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 14 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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?

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
Posts: 2699

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 14 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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?

arvo



Joined: 04 Dec 2006
Posts: 3321
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 14 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 14 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

arvo wrote:
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!

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
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Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 14 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
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.

woodsprite



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Posts: 2943
Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 14 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

3.50 a LB jar round here.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 14 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6495
Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 14 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
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Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 14 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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Location: Dordogne
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 14 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

no eggs at all.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 14 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Actually, not true. I have a queen in one hive with eggs, but already tried this and failed.

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