Can we get a list here of buyers who buy bulk honey? I've had people ask me and I haven't a clue. Please give name and contact info. Thanks.
Large in quantity or amount. More than a couple 5 gallon buckets.Barry,
Can you define "bulk"?
Any operation.Are you asking for just the buyers on beesource and those who volunteer their own information? Or are you asking for information on "any" operation that we know who buys bulk honey?
Correct. At one time, I was one looking to sell off all my bucketed honey. Ended up with way too much honey and due to a move, needed to get rid of it quickly.From your request, I assume that these people who have contacted you have honey to sell, and have no market or outlet. So why are they not the ones being listed?
The objective is to make available to beekeepers, a list of buyers that will buy their "extra" honey. I understand it would be bought at wholesale pricing, but something is better than nothing at times.Can you elaborate the request and shed a little light as to what your looking for, what will happen with the information, and what the objective is?
It seems that we may have differing visions of the intent of a forum such as this. My thinking was to provide a listing service mainly for locals, those willing to drive across town and pick up a 1# jar or 5 gal bucket of honey.I think most beekeepers are willing to ship honey to just about anywhere that has a reasonable shipping expense. Should they miss business because of a more local beekeeper?
I'm surprised at the lack of input on this thread by members.Now that competion has existed naturally since beekeeping has been started. The difference has always been that beekeepers have always had to build and nurture their own markets, thus creating a market. To me, this is earned business, and the products earned from that are will deserved.
This idea of creating a centralized list, with the devote idea of pulling people in from search engines and the like, is focusing the market to one location, and creating one plate from which both the buyer buys from and one plate that local sellers have to collectively compete. Produce one bottle of honey or seven varieties, you'll have the same treatment a name on a list from which novice people are blindly buying honey.
To me, one that treasures the effort I put into my product and treasures explaining to the customer why my product is worth what it is (not in cost, but worth in its quality but verses foreign bulk blends and the such).
I think that many beekeepers have taken great efforts to design very nice and good functioning websites to sell their products. I think it wrong for them to loose business because beesource gets a higher search engine standing because of all the other traffic it generates. This will effectively siderail buyers from individual websites.
I know the arguement is going to be, well let the seller link to their website. Well that it becomes a battle of the websites. Who has a cheaper price, who has less shipping, who has extra varieties.
In doing so, you are making the little producers fight amongst themselves for the same piece of business, rather than promoting them and bringing them more sources business.
I don't see this as a benefit, at least not to us as the producers.
I think anyone that is seeking honey on the internet is eventually going to find it on a website from someone near them.
After reading the thread twice, I guess I don't see the real issue(s).I'm surprised at the lack of input on this thread by members.- Barry