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Offline SouthAussieBeekeeper

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How much does beeswax sell for?
« on: July 20, 2018, 10:41:15 pm »
I've had a number of people ask to buy beeswax off me. I'm not sure how much it's worth, I see it being sold for as low as $20 a kilo and as high as $65 a kilo.

What sort of price range should I be selling it at if I'm selling small quantities directly to a consumer?

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Re: How much does beeswax sell for?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 08:14:47 am »
I looked up prices and found 6-12 bucks a pound American.
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Re: How much does beeswax sell for?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2018, 08:36:31 am »
I notice that the price quoted in the " Beekeepers News" ( By Capilano )is $ 9 for Dirty wax and $ 15.80 for Light wax.

I sell clean wax from my cappings for $ 40/kg. We use no chemicals in our hives or during processing. People use it for cosmetics and wraps.Slightly dirty wax goes for less.

It takes about 8 kg of honey to make 1 kg of wax ( so we are told) - value it!

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Re: How much does beeswax sell for?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2018, 08:46:05 am »
How does one measure the difference between light and dirty?
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Re: How much does beeswax sell for?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2018, 11:05:57 am »
How does one measure the difference between light and dirty?

Looks.
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Re: How much does beeswax sell for?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2018, 06:24:16 am »
I've had a number of people ask to buy beeswax off me. I'm not sure how much it's worth, I see it being sold for as low as $20 a kilo and as high as $65 a kilo.

What sort of price range should I be selling it at if I'm selling small quantities directly to a consumer?

Evenin'...an' Welcome.
The hot goss is there is an acute shortage given the demand so...
"what the market will bear" is likely the measure.

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