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Offline CraiginPC

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bulk honey sales
« on: July 06, 2010, 03:21:11 pm »
How does one find a buyer for honey in larger quantities? I have done well at farmers markets and such but I will soon outgrow that market. Who buys in 55 gallon drum quantities and how do you find them? I have also heard that crossing state lines can be an issue. Any imput? I am at the stage where I have to make some hard choices about how big to grow this thing. Im in North Florida if that makes any difference. Any and all advice apreciated. Thanks

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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010, 03:58:29 pm »
someone posted about a month ago looking for 55 gallon drum quantities. I'll check in the archives and post the thread here if I find it.

well the time lapse wont show, but here's the thread you want.  http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,28515.0.html
« Last Edit: July 06, 2010, 04:14:57 pm by Bee Happy »
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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2010, 05:23:06 pm »
Doug McGinnis from Tropical Blossom Honey in Edgewater, FL buys many, many barrels of honey as well as cut comb. Most of his beekeepers are in North FL and GA so I'm sure there'd be a way to piggy back the sale. Sorry I don't have his # for you, but a google search should work.

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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2010, 08:55:39 pm »
Thanks to you both! I must admit I dont know where Edgewater is but I can read a map even though I graduated high school in middle Georgia. I will check it out. Thanks again and best of luck. Anyone else have any ideas?

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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2010, 09:33:14 pm »
Also check with Groeb Farms in Belleview, which is in the Ocala area right off I-75.

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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 07:51:52 am »
There is Zeigler Honey in Stockton, Ga on 84 that I sold this years honey to they gave $1.50 a pound PO Box 94 Stockton, GA 31649-0094 - (229) 242-1726.  And also Griffis Honey in Fargo, Ga on 441 that offered me $1.45 370 Suwannee Drive Fargo, GA 31631-3308 - (912) 637-5324.  These are the numbers for them they buy bulk barrels.  I personally prefer Zeigler but that's me because they are close to me.
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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 03:59:12 pm »
Craig just found the forum, and your post, but for future reference, you might also contact Thomas Honey in Lake City. If you google Thomas Honey you'll find contact info along with directions to the honey house. Not sure where you're at in north Florida, but we're located 11 miles north of I-10 on highway 441.   

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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2012, 04:18:52 pm »
cant help you in finding a buyer down there but want to add that I was payed 2.00 a lb for my barreled honey this year picked up at my farm

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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 10:51:37 am »
There is a guy in our club that I think has a contract with the Government.  He usually contracts 130 to 150 drums and sells the rest to who ever.




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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2012, 11:09:01 pm »
There is also Dutch Gold in Lancaster,Pa and a guy in nothern Va just off I81.

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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2014, 08:14:27 pm »
 Looking to buy raw honey in bulk $1.45-$2.00 per lbs. please text 7065810473 with info.

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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2014, 11:39:04 am »
Hi CraiginPC-  Private message me.  I'd be interested in talking with you.

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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2017, 02:43:27 am »
Wow! That just seems so cheap.....im not trying to be a jerk, but $1.45 to $2.00 a pound.
I just paid $9.00 for a pound of honey.
I guess it's like lumber. My logs are cheap at my house, but you can't afford a board at the lumber store.

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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2017, 05:21:24 pm »
What is the wholesale price for honey in the US?

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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2017, 10:00:32 am »
I would like to hear from others on this whether they agree or disagree, but I think raising bees to produce honey for bulk sales is not a good business plan.  I'm not saying it is impossible to make a profit, for instance if you got really big and had minions of cheap labor.  The profit after all your expenses is going to be pretty slim, methinks.  There are a lot easier ways to make money and you are probably not doing a lot for bees being spread thin. 

What you might consider is selling honey by the 5-gallon bucket to people who want to resell at farmer's markets.  Here also, I think there are better ideas, but it might suit your desires.
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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2017, 07:15:04 am »
Bulk honey, in the US, is going for about $5.35.
https://honey.com/honey-industry/statistics/wholesale-honey-price
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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2017, 01:38:19 pm »
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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2017, 03:44:42 pm »
The "wholesale" price said it is "per case".  I wonder what that means.  It for sure is not a per pound price.  E.g. $5.27 last month.  Honey on the shelves does not retail for that high per pound.  Local honey in a local store does but not commodity-type honey in a typical grocery store.
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2017, 04:15:33 pm »
Let's see if I can upload a chart here that breaks down the case price for wholesale in 2016
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Re: bulk honey sales
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2017, 10:42:09 pm »
Bee Culture magazine .Used to always have the prices of wholesale honey ..


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