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  1. #1
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    Apr 2002
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    E. TN
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    What jars does everyone use for selling their honey and what are the prices? I was surprised at the price of canning jars at the stores recently.

  2. #2
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    Feb 2003
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    lewisberry, Pa, usa
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    I am lucky to live one county over from Dutch Gold Honey in Lancaster county. They are the largest packer of honey in the world. They also happen to own and run a sister company called Gamber container Co. I buy all bear sizes and various honey jars directly from them.

    What I'm suggesting is do a search on the nearest container company to you. They have unbelievable prices, and no shipping since I run over and fill up the truck.

    Beats the heck out of the mags.

  3. #3
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    Aug 2002
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    For extracted I do a lot of squeeze bottles. I also do some Muth bottles (antique looking). I sell more comb than anything else. Both as chunk (in the wide mouth jars) or in plastic clamshells.

    I think you have two direct markets for honey. The people who eat a lot of honey and want a good price per pound and the people who are looking for something interesting but only want a little bit. So I go for a really fancy small package and a cheap large package.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    brown county,indiana,usa
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    quart and pint mason jars,wide mouthed for comb honey.sometimes i use the old glass tops and charge extra,people love it.

  5. #5
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    Jun 2002
    Location
    Dousman,Wi.U.S.A.
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    I use the glass queenline jars in 2# size and last year started using the 1# plastic jars for selling at a local gas/convience store. Was worried a bit about breakage at the store. This is the only size I sell there and it has proven to be a popular seller. The manager keeps 6 on either side of the register , right up front. I realize people don't walk in intending to buy honey but when they see it they seem to grab it. I also have customers that like either half or full gallons. I buy these through a local dairy for close to a quarter each/ caps. Very economical packaging.

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