Ok guys, I am in the process of purchasing a honey straw machine. For the past month, I have been making them by hand which is interesting and takes a while.
The machine is somewhat costly and I am looking to expand to selling them to other beekeepers.
Here is the current problem... the only place to get them really is Glory Bee. The advantage of buying it from there is that it is not your honey and for me, that is important. That is why I am making my own honey sticks, Glory bee sells them for cheaper then I would be able to.
Here is my thoughts...
The honey stray costs 1 penny.
The flavoring costs 1 penny
and the coloring costs 1 penny.
Another beekeeper and I were talking last night and I orginally thought that selling them to other beekeepers for .17 cents. If you wanted color and flavoring, it would be a penny charge for each.
Taking into respectful consideration of another beekeepers opinion earlier, he mentioned it was sorta high in price. Maybe I am still reminded of how long this process takes by hand and maybe it will speed up with the machine.
So, I would have about .03 cents invested in each honey straw if I was using another beekeepers honey. So I would at least need to sell them to the beekeeper for .10 as labor is an issue.
What do you all think? Do you all think that .17 is too much? Do you think .10 is too much?
i would love for everyone to weight in on this as I am trying to find ways to recoup my investment into the machine.
Thank you all!