Re: Confusion on selling honey in jars, weight vs. volume, pricing, etc.
Explain to him that quart canning jars are calibrated in "fluid" ounces using the unit weight of water which is 8.33 lbs per gallon. One pound of water will fill the jar to 16 ounces. A full quart jar of water, 32 ounces, weighs about 2 pounds.
Honey is much heavier than water and has a different unit weight. Since it is heavier, one "pound" of honey will fill your quart jar only to 10.67 ounces. Filling it completely full will give you 32 fluid ounces, or 3 pounds. When measuring honey in fluid ounce containers I usually round up to 11 fl oz / lb. My labels are all marked in "Net Wt. - lbs."
By the way, I think your price is fair. Check at your local stores and see what the retail prices are, they will probably be in the $4 - $5.00 range per pound. Someone with a bit of sales skills will easily get $5.00 or more for good local honey.
Last edited by Mike Gillmore; 12-20-2011 at 07:54 PM.
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