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    Default best place to buy honey jars?

    I was wondering where is a good place to buy the cheapest plastic honey jars ? I think I bought some last year from brushy mountain supply,but they are a middle man of course so there has to be somewhere cheaper. thanks for any and all input.....Dan

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    I buy mine at www.sailorplastics.com. You buy in bulk but save in long run. been very happy with them so far. Sometimes I have other beekeepers go in together to help with shipping.

    David

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    I heard from Michael Bush who recomended Sailor Plastics. I ordered from there this year. In comps that I did I couldn't touch their prices at any of the "major" suppliers. (Kelly's, Betterbee, Brushy Mountain, Etc.) It ended up being around $0.56 a piece. The only down side is you have to buy so many. I bought 12 oz bears and you need to buy 250. The price including shipping is where I got the .56 from. It's still cheaper than the others for each bear, however you'll spend more up front.

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    Might try Gamber Container. ............they are the supplier to the major bee supply outlets..........

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    I get mine from Southpak Containers.They have a warehouse in Kennesaw and one in Greenville, SC. I pick mine up in Greenville. I believe that their minimum order is $700.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    has anyone ever tried u.s plastic corp.?

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyidp View Post
    has anyone ever tried u.s plastic corp.?
    I have purchased 5 gallon buckets & lids from them and been pleased. Honey up this way crystallizes somewhat quickly and after my mother-in-law tried to microwave a plastic container with honey that I'd given her, I've gone to using only glass.

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    Bluesky has Muth jars here. http://blueskybeesupply.com/12_ct_of..._muth_jar.html


    http://www.sailorplastics.com/honey-...ners-c-22.html
    I get my plastic bottles from Sailorsplastic. Here

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Dewey View Post
    I have purchased 5 gallon buckets & lids from them and been pleased. Honey up this way crystallizes somewhat quickly and after my mother-in-law tried to microwave a plastic container with honey that I'd given her, I've gone to using only glass.
    What’s the cheapest online place for buying gallon glass jars in bulk? I wonder if the shipping weight is really going to make the price crazy. I should probably look around for a place where I can buy locally. Anybody know of a store in the Everett, Seattle WA vicinity that sells them?
    Thanks
    -Serge

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyidp View Post
    has anyone ever tried u.s plastic corp.?
    I buy a lot of plastic lab ware from US Plastics. Their honey jars are good too and there is no minimum order (you do get a discount if you order several hundred). You will have to sift through several styles and sizes of jars to get the ones you want. They have 1-pound ovals for $0.58 + $0.20 for a cap.

    When buying honey jars from any supplier, make sure you know if the caps come separately, and if so, make sure you order the right sized cap.
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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    OK, these look like a good deal:

    http://www.sailorplastics.com/ov-1j-38-pet-p-50.html


    Only I cant tell what the price is. Towards the bottom of the page they say "225 per case". Does that mean you get a case (225) for $69.43? Seems to good too be true.
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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    Any suggestions on best place to buy 'Muth' or other fancy jars?

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    Quote Originally Posted by abejorro View Post
    Any suggestions on best place to buy 'Muth' or other fancy jars?
    I repeat myself..........Gamber Container

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    In VA, if you are near Richmond try www.wmrhill.com. You can do pick-upand their prices are good.

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    I don't see the Muth jar on Gamber's website - maybe I'm not looking in the right place? I was looking around last night for Muth jars for a fundraiser (people want that fancy style packaging), and the best place I saw them listed was $12.92 for 12 one-pound'ers with corks, and $9.84 for 8oz'ers, plus shipping.

    Anyone had a bad experience with the shipping on glass containers, or are they pretty well packaged? I can't find a place locally that carries the Muth jars.

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    The cheapest that I have found for new jars is Big Lots right now. $7.25 for a case of 12 pint jars with lids.

    Fuzzy

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    If you don't have a Big Lot our Dollar General is 7.50 for pints or 1/2 pints with lids, can't come close online once you include shipping.
    As far as Sailors goes I bought 1lb and 2lb jars one week and 2 weeks later bought the same thing when they arrived they had doubled the shipping without telling me first. Won't use them again.

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