You mislabelled this thread
Current market prices tell me their are no bulk honey buyers, there are bulk honey takers ,offering less than what north american honey is worth. These takers will take your honey for a meager sum , less than a 1.00/lb blend it with cheap foreign honey and sell it.
They are all in competition with one another, for market share, for the lowest price on the shelf, and to see who can make the most profit.
The industrial honey market, which accounts for nearly 50% or better of all honey sold in the USA is governed strictly by price alone.That big cereal maker don't care where his honey comes from or it's quality, he just wants to be able to say on the cereal box it's got honey in it, even if it's only 10 cents worth of honey .You see the word " honey" has a very good name with consumers and this helps sales.
in manitoba, canada, where there's 8 months of winter and 4 months of poor sledding
Yes we are in the same boat
Honey prices are going up AND
"A rising tide lifts all boats"
and you are right there are alot of other benefits in this buissness. Getting to work very close to nature and God's wonderfull gift to humanity the honey bee, being just one.
Sometimes the bottom line just doesn't seem that important in the grand scheme of life
...... getting alittle older, not necessiarly wiser, but loving what I do....... I keep bees.