Re: retail honey prices
Stick w/ the higher price whatever you do. It might not sell quickly, but it will sell and then you will have more profit. Dropping prices just because the honey doesn't seem to be moving as fast as it seemed to last year isn't wise.
Honey seems to go off the shelf in spirts, quickly all at once for no apparent reason.
I have more than ten years of monthly graphs showing how many pounds of honey I sold each month. There are hardly any two years with much similarity. Peaks seem to happen at random almost.
Keep your prices up. Set your own price. Don't respond to your competitors price changes, if you notice them, unless it is to be a bit higher. Because you make really good honey, just like me.
I had a stranger at the gas station tell me that my honey is the best she ever tasted. My delivery van has advertising all over it. You can't miss it. Made my day.
Convince your spouse to let you put something on your car or family van showing off your honey. People will call.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet