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  1. #1
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    Default Cost of propolis

    What is the going price for propolis scrapings?

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    Default Re: Cost of propolis

    the only price I have ever seen for propolis is what John Pluta of Georgiabees.com sells his for, he gets $5.50 per ounce, retail.

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    Default Re: Cost of propolis

    Where's the link to separate burr comb from propolis?
    Trying techniques that I doubt will work because I like to be right!

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    Default Re: Cost of propolis

    Good clean propolis retails for $65-$70 a pound. A lot of labor goes into producing and cleaning propolis.

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    Default Re: Cost of propolis

    Quote Originally Posted by The Honey Householder View Post
    Good clean propolis retails for $65-$70 a pound. A lot of labor goes into producing and cleaning propolis.
    How does one clean propolis? Mine is hive scrapings with some wax and wood.

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    Default Re: Cost of propolis

    od, get a propolis trap, that's where u get your sellable propolis from. Don't think there is a way to clean scrapings that would be acceptable to sell.

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    Thumbs Up Re: Cost of propolis

    We clean and sell over 80 pounds every year and this is all scrapings.

    The clean part is a company secret. OK we use a bucket of water, and drying racks. Your wax and wood will float and your propolis will sink.

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    Default Re: Cost of propolis

    Thanks for the hint from a PRO. My propolis is pretty clean. Between the end of the flow and super removal the bees fill the gaps between the frame ends on top of the rabbited edge with propolis. Most of my supers have been in service for decades and it is getting hard to insert the frames, so we have on some boxes been warming it with a torch and using a screw driver to dig it out. So that the bees can do it again and again.

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