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  1. #1
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    Default Q: Where do you get your sugar?

    I'm wanting to expand my bees, which means I need to start thinking more about my costs.

    So, I was curious where the commercial guys get their sugar/syrup and what price I can expect per pound and estimated delivery.

    Thanks,
    -Kevin

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    Default Re: Q: Where do you get your sugar?

    How much sugar/syrup are you prepared to buy at one time to get a good price?
    Graham
    -- The real problem is not precise language, it's clear language. - Richard Feynman

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    Default Re: Q: Where do you get your sugar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack View Post
    How much sugar/syrup are you prepared to buy at one time to get a good price?
    I guess that's part of the question. I can get 25lb bags for ~$14 a bag locally, but I feel that I should be able to get it cheaper.

    What would be the minimal order to make a purchase cost effective, when you consider shipping costs?

    I don't need a semi full at this time, but I should be able to buy, store, and use ~2000lbs without much heart ache.

    I expect that number to grow over time.

    ((I can get smaller bags cheaper at times, but it's not really something that I can budget around))

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    Default Re: Q: Where do you get your sugar?

    if you have a bakery, brewery, or other entity close by that uses a lot of sugar or HFC, you may talk with them and see if you can piggyback an order,,

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    Default Re: Q: Where do you get your sugar?

    Can you handle HFCS in totes?

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: Q: Where do you get your sugar?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Can you handle HFCS in totes?

    Crazy Roland
    I haven't thought too much about HFCS. I generally try to buy dry sugar and mix it as required. I repurposed a pump to do the mixing.

    I suppose that HFCS could be an option. I don't have a forklift at the moment, but could buy a pallet jack and pump into a tote on a trailer.

    How much does premix hfcs run per gallon?

    -Kevin

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    Default Re: Q: Where do you get your sugar?

    It is sold by the pound, 3000 per tote. Off the top of my head, 1200-1300 per tote? Price moves with Quantity.


    Crazy Roland

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