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    Default $1.75 Honey

    I have a friend who asked me if I'd heard of anyone getting $1.75/lb for their honey. I have not. Has anyone else?

    I do have another friend who told me today that a western honey buyer offered to pay him $1.50 for his honey, to be picked up in northern NY. What w/ the price of fuel, that would make the investment in the honey more than $1.75. Wouldn't it? The honey producer and the honey buyer are about 1,000 miles apart.

    Is there a shortage of honey in the U.S.? Forgien suppliers?

    Any ideas?
    "Beekeeping. It's a journey, not a destination." Mark Berninghausen

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    Nope haven't heard of that high. $1.50 yes.
    Gulf Shores, AL

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    Default was that buckwheat honey or white

    honey, .........freight is cheap if your hungrey

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    Default price

    honey is 1.40$ for white wholesale and 2.75$ retail

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    Default Units mixed up?

    Hi

    Looks like somebody mixed up $/lb and EUR/kg. International market prices are about 1.70 EUR/kg in barrels.

    Kind regards

    Michael

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    Mark,
    try giving alan nirschl a call. he says he is getting $120./5gal. pail from a guy from vermont.
    hope he will share,LOL
    mark

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    Our honey cooperative is suggesting the market holding at 1.5$ Canadian funds, Not too far of US funds anyway,
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
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    Default the price is right

    white Honey 1.40$ per lb wholesale and 2.75$-3.00$ per lb retail or 6.00$ per kg . I am also a math Professor.
    thanks Steve

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    Default Thanks Ian

    canadian dollar .96 vs american (around my area its even 1-1)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwjohnson View Post
    Mark,
    try giving alan nirschl a call. he says he is getting $120./5gal. pail from a guy from vermont.
    hope he will share,LOL
    mark
    That's what I sell my 5 gallon containers for too. But usually to stores or individuals. I'll give Allan a call. See ya at ESHPA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    That's what I sell my 5 gallon containers for too.
    $24/gallon? $.67/pound? Yikes!

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    better double check those figures RDY-B

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcross View Post
    $24/gallon? $.67/pound? Yikes!
    Right and WRONG.

    Five gallons of honey/ 60 lbs of honey at $120.00 per comes out to $2.00 per lb. Not 67 cents. So $24.00/gallon is correct and 67cents per pound is incorrect. I don't know how you got the 67 cents/lb idea. Maybe you shouldn't use a calculator.
    "Beekeeping. It's a journey, not a destination." Mark Berninghausen

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    Sorry guys, sometimes I pull one out of... well someplace anyway:0

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    Default Re: $1.75 Honey

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardsonTX View Post
    Ian, that is exactly my point. The value in the Sioux Honey Association is in the history, experience, and network connections that organization has. And by experience and network connections, I mean the collective experience of it's members, the member's network connections, and the connections of any of it's non-member staff.

    I've read a little about BeeMaid but not much. Does that cooperative have facilities shared by members for packaging their honey? I would assume they'd have to or either have a 3rd party that does that for them.

    One of the things I am looking for is historical financial data for the honey packaging industry and industry reports that give me an insight into how that industry functions. All of the companies under that classification that I have found so far are privately held and I haven't found many reports giving me a concise description of the industry. If I could find a publicly held company with that being their core business then I'd have access to that information. Do you know of any publicly held companies in the business? or even where I could find the information I am looking for?
    BeeMaid owns its own packing facilities, in turn held by the membership.

    Like I said don't overstep all that fluff that usually accompanies coops... It's the caliber of managment which retains sales. Connections only get you as far as having the ability to execute on them, in this business those sales can be lost with a blink on an eye. I stay away from all that co-op fluff and press board on decent returns and continual member support. Hugs and kisses can come after my cheque is in the back

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    Default Re: $1.75 Honey

    Quote Originally Posted by irwin harlton View Post
    http://issuu.com/irwinharlton/docs/f..._spanish_honey

    Can't wait till we have TTP passed, than China won't have to ship its honey to Europe, Spain, Ukraine,etc
    Has China signed on??

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    Default Re: $1.75 Honey

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Has China signed on??
    not last I heard.
    mike syracuse ny
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    Default Re: $1.75 Honey

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    Has China signed on??
    No, but Vietnam has. Lower shipping costs and probably less red tape.
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