Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:23 AM
Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:00 AM
Get it from a local producer if possible and be ready to pay a lot if you want to be 100% sure you're getting actual honey.
Posted 19 May 2011 - 11:39 PM
expensive as hell right now
I don't want to go into details, as I'm hoping to expand into a legit commercial operation and don't want to give away my 'secrets' (hint, its called math:eusa_shhh). However I can safely say that making 5 gallon batches of the best mead I've ever tasted among 6 or 7 meaderies and homebrewers, from ingredients bought at retail cost, small scale, from a co-op/grocery store:
My base cost is maybe a dollar or two more per 6 pack of 12oz bottles than it would be if I bought the best local microbrewery beer at same amount, however my mead has at least 3x the alcohol and an infinity x the quality/aroma/flavor.
:dance: :drk: :dance:
Edited by Beast, 20 May 2011 - 12:44 AM.
Posted 20 May 2011 - 12:00 AM
Mead sounds awesome, I have had some from friends but haven't made any myself yet :eusa_thin
Posted 20 May 2011 - 11:42 PM
Ive found this interesting too!
I think I paid 2.60 A pound for Northwest Clover Honey, But that was from the brewstore, I will have to check at the farmers markets/coops and see how much local stuff is.
What sorta prices do you guys pay?
Edited by datsun, 20 May 2011 - 11:55 PM.
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:25 AM
....totally kidding lol
- koldj and justweed like this
Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:13 PM
I so want to do that.
the one i have now was caught from the wild
Posted 22 May 2011 - 03:28 PM
Also just checked at my local co-op and Local Blackberry honey 3.49 $ a Pound.
I also bought some Blackstrap Molasses for .99$ a Pound.
Hows that compare for honey that you guys get?
Posted 06 June 2011 - 10:42 AM
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 12:01 AM
got my 3 peice meal with the biscut and asked for a pack of honey to make me a honey chicken biscuit
only to read the ingredients and realise that it was corn syrup :(
what a bunch of crap
Posted 12 June 2011 - 07:30 PM
How did you get started if you don't mind me asking?
i keep my own hive :thumbup:
I've been starting a small personal orchard and I could use some honey bees.
Do you just build the boxes and hope for the best or can you buy a small colony?
Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:30 AM
but before you go, look online and see if your local library has a searchable online database of all their books, dvd's, cd's etc. there's a friekin' gold mine of good stuff at every library and thanks to the internet it's all a couple mouse clicks away.