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    Well considering how difficult it is to make a...

    Well considering how difficult it is to make a living producing honey, if you found more then a handfull of folks just earning a living from honey I'd be surprised. Everyone needs a fall back...
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    Ah....right on Jean-Marc. Trouble with honey...

    Ah....right on Jean-Marc.

    Trouble with honey is that when the shelf price goes past a certain point, a lot of folks just buy sugar.

    And your right. About .50 to .65 per pound is in line profit...
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    Better?

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    Sorry buddy, you are wrong. There is no way, NO WAY! that it tastes better than my honey!!!

    Rick

    Perhaps I'm a little biased.....

    Well, my friend, perhaps we should send each...
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    Correction.

    Ah, old data.

    There was 632 commercial beekeepers in Manitoba in 2007 running a total of 77386 hives.
    There was more in the past I've been told but lousy prices in the 90's caused a number of...
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    Yes, the FGMO does trigger a grooming effect...

    Yes, the FGMO does trigger a grooming effect which helps with a drop.

    This rabid anti FGMO element is distressing. I truly believe that geography and climate should determine your path of ONGOING...
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    One fellow up here had an auger device that would...

    One fellow up here had an auger device that would bring the honey out of the barrel to flow down a wide plastic trough and then flow back into said barrel. This was done in a hot room with a decent...
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    Hold on there, partner.

    Well Konrad, thats a pretty harsh comment. No, my website statement is not a lie. We purchase honey from 2 other commercial beekeepers for our flavored blend line. These are long time friends of mine...
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    Errr.....yes, that was in Canadian Dollars. ...

    Errr.....yes, that was in Canadian Dollars.

    What do I do with it? Well I do my best to produce what I need myself, but I'm always comming up shorter and shorter every year. This year we trippled...
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    The price I paid for honey.

    Just to get a feel of other market prices out there, this is what I ended up signing on
    this year.


    locked in 20 bbl at $1.20
    20 bbl at $1.40
    70 bbl at $1.55

    (...
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    You can pick up decent cinnamon at any bulk food...

    You can pick up decent cinnamon at any bulk food store. The fruit powders leave the honey gritty so I dont recommend them. Try food processing raw fruit into puree, and drying down in a food...
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    Raw. Huh. Whenever a friend or family member...

    Raw. Huh.

    Whenever a friend or family member travels I get them to pick up a small jar of local honey.
    The honey I've been given from Armenia, Columbia, Cuba, Afghanistan, Jakarta, Africa, and...
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    Russians, Ukranians, Slavs, Hungarians all use...

    Russians, Ukranians, Slavs, Hungarians all use buckwheat honey for ethnic dishes. If you produce it , they will come. They may come slowly, but hey, it's not like it spoils right?
    Post up...
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    I'm launching a fortified honey that contains...

    I'm launching a fortified honey that contains pollen and royal jelly. If you can get it into the health stores you could start something with some serious potential....

    John Russell
    honeyb.ca
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    What we do it track the bloom, and by putting...

    What we do it track the bloom, and by putting fresh supers on at 5% bloom until the petal drop we ensure that most of the nectar is what we intend. There will always be adulteration due to nectar...
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    China is dedicating more and more of its cane...

    China is dedicating more and more of its cane sugar output to ethanol production, and pushing its population to using domestic honey, of wich it produces in abundance. That and the ugly rise of CCD...
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    Why get upset? Just check the trap every day, and...

    Why get upset? Just check the trap every day, and reclaim any swarm of yours you find. Afterwards, be sure to leave a thank you note for the loan of the trap with a jar of honey inside.
    If I were...
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    Liability in this day and age is a factor in...

    Liability in this day and age is a factor in everything we do, from administering stings to serving a too hot cup of coffee. ( Remember Mc Donalds? ) Heck, Starbucks was sued when some schlep pinched...
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    Sunflowers make delicious honey. We put all our...

    Sunflowers make delicious honey.
    We put all our colonys on as a late summer flow. The honey is light, but kind of a bright golden color with a touch of a nutty taste to it. We package it as a...
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    Anytime my feed goes sour I just throw a bushel...

    Anytime my feed goes sour I just throw a bushel of apples into the syrup, wait 45 days and distill for some awsome applejack...

    But dont feed it to the bees. What they do take will give them...
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    Excellent article.
    Thanks for posting it.

    John Russell
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    I'd beg to differ. I've seen comb honey that...

    I'd beg to differ.

    I've seen comb honey that was polka dotted with clover/alfalfa and buckwheat. Looked somewhat like indian corn.

    John Russell
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    Having issues with GMO buckwheat strains that...

    Having issues with GMO buckwheat strains that don't secrete nectar. ( self polinating apparently....)
    Buckwheat honey in this province is becoming a bit of a challenge to find. Unfortunately, there...
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    Simply blend ground cinnamon into creamed honey,...

    Simply blend ground cinnamon into creamed honey, ajust to taste. If you use liquid, the cinnamon will end up rafting. Start with 1 cup per 45 pounds and add to taste. You can also imbue liquid honey...
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    Most states, and all provinces.....yup. A 12 0z...

    Most states, and all provinces.....yup.
    A 12 0z jar holds 1 pound of honey.
    A 375ml jar holds 500g of honey.
    A 750ml jar holds 1 Kg of honey.

    J.R
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    I have Basswood, and Borage as well. Trade for...

    I have Basswood, and Borage as well.
    Trade for it? ;)

    John Russell
    honeyb.ca

    [ April 06, 2006, 12:22 AM: Message edited by: John Russell ]
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