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  1. #1
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    Default NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    I didn't post this in the For Sale section, because not all details are yet finalized.

    However, it looks like we will have a 2 ounce PET Plastic Honey Bear this summer. It is still in final development, case pack/price, etc.

    It will be a 2 oz. PET CLEAR bear with a front panel. It will take a 24mm cap. Looks like we will have them in packs of 100. These are all the details I have at this time.



    PM or email if you want to be added to the wait list for updates or notice of availability.
    Last edited by JohnK and Sheri; 09-05-2010 at 03:37 PM. Reason: no aqdvertising please
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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    A single serving honey bear.
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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    Sounds like a great idea for samples
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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    Great way to sell the high quality honey and it's affordable.
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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    do you have pics of the bears?

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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    See my profile and send me email & I will reply with a photo of 2 oz. bears.

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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    No thanks to 2 oz bear. Twelve ounce bears are hard enuf to get honey out of. Once the novelty of the 2 oz bear wears off the consumer will have bad feelings about buying honey. That we don't need. We need more consumer friendly attractive honey containers.

    Just my 2 oz, I mean cents.
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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    I have to agree with sqkcrk. When I see teeny tiny plastic containers of food ('kid sized' yogurt and fruit juices, teensy snack cracker plastic packs, etc) I think to myself what a wasteful of plastic and how it contributes so much waste into the landfills, just to package a couple tablespoons of some food that takes a moment to eat.

    I'm thinking since many honey consumers are the type of person that tends to be after a more 'natural' sweetener and health food and are concerned about the environment, they would be the ones most likely to be turned on by eco-friendly containers. If presented with a choice between a 2oz plastic squeezebear and a very small glass jar that can more easily be recycled or used for other purposes when it's empty, I myself would definitely choose the jar. Just my 2 cents as well.
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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    I disagree with you both totally. A lot of people look at the bigger jars and say "that is just too much" or they say "I will never use that much". Think of the single parent or the spouse of a widdow. Your not playing to what YOU like.... YOU are selling what the market wants. Here is Seattle.... we have had great reviews with the smaller bear. The reason is that it is gifty, practical, likeable, and useful. We sell out at each market that we take them to. Plus the profit margin is higher.

    Just my thoughts for someone who does 24 markets a week plus 100+ crafts shows a year.
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    same thing could be said about the honey sticks everyone like to sell and eat. Same thing could be said with everything we use. That is WHY THEY ARE RECYCLABLE!!!!

    think about it... the gas we put into the car.... the oil we use and drill for. Come on.... seriously.
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    Did you see how long those 2 oz bees stayed on the shelf? The ones that were promoting that GOD awful "Bee" Movie? An 8 oz jar is too much honey? Shucks, a 2 oz container is almost enuf to put on a peanut butter sandwich and then you throw it away.

    And it certainly isn't a "Squeeze Bear", not at 2 oz. It'll be so ridgid you won't be able to squeeze it. If not, it will be made of a plastic so soft that it won't hold its' shape.

    Enuf from me, I'll never buy them. I don't even like the 8 oz bears.

    Chef Issac,
    are you writing about the 2 oz bear when you write about selling the smaller bear?
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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    yes. We take 30 to a market and have sold out this week and last week. The week before that we only sold about 45% of them.

    Here is the thing: I hate them to but that is what the customer acts for. We sell a pound glass jar, 8 ounce bear (in a trio), 4 ounce bear (only at a few markets) and a 2 ounce bear at the rest of the markets. People love them. Kids buy them, singles buy them and older peole buy them. I personally hate them and I hate filling the bears but to be frank, they sell. Great profit margin too.
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    OK - I may have caused a bit of confusion here. All I have to share are photos of two 2-oz. bears that I got at a meeting. I never said I was selling two oz bears. Jamie from Blue Sky assured me the bears I am referring to are not the same type that will be available from him at Blue Sky some day. I could still send a photo if someone would like to see approximate size compared to a magic marker or maybe put one on my photobucket account.

    The bears I have were handed out at a Ks. Honey Producers meeting as an introductory promotion. They come from Golden Hertiage Foods, a Ks. honey packer who owns proprietary rights to their little 2-oz. bear. This is the same company who brought Barry Bee from The Bee Movie to stores a couple of years back. You know how it is... if you want the latest and greatest, you have to come to Kansas to experience it

    Sorry for jumping the gun and for those of you who PM'd me. You have to buy them from GHF in Hillsboro, Ks. with some GHF honey inside. Golden Heritage Foods had intended to have motels, restaurants, etc. have them for their customers as a tiny promo item of honey. Personally, I'm not too sure I could go for retailing a 2-oz bear except the lure of potential profitability. If you do not have an automated filling line of equipment, there is no way the labor would be worth it. Golden Heritage Foods will probably be happy to sell you a case lot of 36 of their little bears for $36 (last time I looked - don't hold them or me to that price). I will admit, they are as cute as can be.

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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Isaac View Post
    I personally hate them and I hate filling the bears but to be frank, they sell. Great profit margin too.
    I may have to change my mind and eat my words.

    How much do you charge for them and how do you label them. I haven't seen one yet. Gotta picture?
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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    I will have pictures sometime soon I hope. We are changing all of our pictures on the web site and it has been time consuming.

    I charge $5 for them. The 4 ounce bear I charge $6 for them. For me, it is tailoring around what the customer wants. A lot of people (seem like in the Us) hate crystalized honey and want a smaller jar so that is whast we give them. Of course, you have the smarter folks who do the math and want a bigger jar cause it is more cost effectivr per ounce.

    Its funny when I see honey booths selling in bigger jars and they wonder why their sales are not the best. You have to give the customers OPTIONS. Not a lot of options but some options.

    Labeling can get expensive so I usually put WF with a sharpie on the lid that stands for Wild Flower. I do plan on changing over to a typed simple label but that is sometime in the future.

    Swo: filling them is not the easiest in the word, especially when the honey is cold cold but if it is slightly on the warm side (90 degrees works great), then it pours easy. And it is easy to sell.
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    looks like golden heritage has discontinued the baby bear:

    http://www.ghfllc.com/estore/babybear.html
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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    they totally marketed them wrong. Cant associate something with something like a movie. Deosnt work. It has to be marketed as a small gift or great for people who like to use honey but not do not use a lot of honey.
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    I really figured GHF had something with their 2oz bear. Everyone oohed and aahed when it was debuted at our Ks Honey Producers meeting. The Barry Bee container was another thing. I never saw one in a local store, so I really don't know where they targeted them.

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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Swobee View Post
    The Barry Bee container was another thing. I never saw one in a local store, so I really don't know where they targeted them.
    Around here they had free standing displays in rocery stores. Then later on the grocerystores put the left overs on the shelf. Which was probably good for my sales. I think the one store that I recall seeing them in must have shipped them back, because they didn't stay on the shelf very long.
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    Default Re: NEW! 2 oz. Honey Bear!!!

    My mom is from Hillsboro. When we were up there at in December, I called the company next to GHF that makes them. You have to buy by the 360(+/-) case. Oh yeah she grew up and went to church with the folks that own it (GHF and the plastics company).

    Kingfisher

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