Irwin I think you are pretty much on track with this comment
"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."
With prices for Bees and equipment as well as operating costs ( gas ), winter losses etc going up every year yet the large packers holding the price of bulk honey down for obivious reasons. I would suggest that they (large packers) are
price fixing in order to enhance profits. It is to their advantage to offer lower prices when a small operation needs the cash flow to expand their operation. If they get a small beeks harvest they dont make as much but from a beek that produces 10-15 barrels there is a substantial amount of money to be made . You can do the math . I am a small beek but by no means am I a simple beek, having negotiated several labor agreements I have leaned to count the beans.
I did not intend to stray from the original topic. I think it would be a good idea to list honey buyers , and sellers not only for the purposes of the board but to offer our customers a better variety of honeys. I hope that this idea will not be picked apart by people ....Rick Alexander
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