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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?

    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?

    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 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?

    Nabber86, you still need to add the flip caps which adds $22.50. Still a good price at .039 each.

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeonardS View Post
    Still a good price.

    Wow that is the best price I have ever seen. I dont care if I have to buy 225 jars, it's still much less than what I have paid in the past for a 100 jars.
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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    You are correct. Sailor Plastic does sell the bulk pack. 225 is qty. Remember to add $58.00 for shipping because of the size box. In my first post I figured out that my 12 oz bears were around $.53 or so each. That was lower than the big companies that I saw however I didn't look at a few of the places mentioned here. If you are near them and could pick up your order then I'd take it as gold!!

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    SpeeDee delivery ships to Iowa, so the freight will be 1/2 of UPS.

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nichols747 View Post
    I don't see the Muth jar on Gamber's website - maybe I'm not looking in the right place?
    They are new to Gambers and possibly not on the website. I bought them there, they were $1.00 each plus corks and hot sealers....

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    Default Re: best place to buy honey jars?

    Here is my freight quote on a box of 225!!

    For shipping 1 box OV-1J-38 with caps via SpeeDee would be $7.57.

    Thanks

    John Faber

    Sailor Plastics

    800-380-7429

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