Re: Selling at farmer's markets
We sell honey comb, run out pretty fast. This last year we had around 60 pieces. We put it into those plastic comb containers. Any pieces that are too small, go into jars with honey and is sold as chunk honey. We offer 10 oz chunk and 16 oz chunk.
We offer tastes of comb honey, cut into small pieces, with a toothpick. We get the samples from burr comb, poorly drawn comb comb honey. People love to taste.
We sell a lot of creamed honey, usually someone tastes it they buy. We offer 5oz, 10oz and 16 oz creamed, 8 oz, 12 oz, 16 oz liquid honey.
We have a lot of people buy the 5oz creamed, then they come back and buy the 16 oz one and get hooked. We do get requests for honey over the winter, keep some jarred up in the freezer for requests (liquid) and also have creamed jarred up and ready to go in the basement, nice and cool.
Here we have to pay for a tasting license, good for the season. Well worth the money.
I have some bees wax candles on the table, price 5 or 6 dollars, small bars of soup made with a bit of honey, sold for 50 or 75 cents.
I have pictures of our bees collecting nectar from flowers in our back yard. All attracts attention. I might save a good frame of capped honey to have as a display on the table this next summer. Some bee keeps take a frame of bees, but I don't want to disturb the bees every market to collect a frame to haul to the market.
I just made a banner via vista print, 2.5 x 6 feet, the banner just says local honey with pictures of our bees on different flowers collecting honey. Cost 32 dollars (on sale lol)
Last edited by missybee; 12-27-2017 at 06:24 AM.
Zone 6b: 27 hives in Maryland, Carniolan, Italian mix mutts: Still learning - started bees spring of 2014.