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Seems to be a lot of splitting and general crap weather feeding going on. Anybody found any sugar deals?
 

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"To trade at Booker Wholesale you must be a business or charity. Membership is free. Visit your local Booker branch and pass the completed card to the receptionist who will register you."

How do you get around this please?
 

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Go into your local branch and tell them you are a Beekeeper and they will issue you a card.
 

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Bookers will recognise beekeepers and sell to them take your bbka registration card and if they query your right to buy get them to contact head office.
 

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Booker registration

You dont need to take your card everytime. I requested they took a copy of mine and it's good for the year, just sorted it for this year as it happens.
Edit add - just to make that clear they give you a membership card. R
 
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Membership lasts forever at bookers. But I was informed that you should purchase 'something' from the store once a month. To keep your membership open.
I use them all the time now and NEVER buy sugar anywhere else.
Tesco sometimes its 95p a kilo, Iceland 75p a kilo.
Bob.
 

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It might be worth checking with your local association as well.
Last year ours was able to buy in a 'job lot' of sugar from the wholeselars at a reduced price... I ended up paying 60p per kilo for my share.
 

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Lots of Commercial hives.......
Well, this morning it was 69p/kilo at Home Bargains if that helps.........
 

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Thats not bad.
Definately pays to shop around.

I found Bookers was OK, but once I added on the cost of petrol driving there the saving was minimal
 

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Have you or a friend got a MAKRO card? I got all my sugar from them before christmas. It was about 56 p per kilo in a 15 single kilo pallet or they did sacks of 25 kilos which averaged out at 53p per kilo
 

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For an everyday low price, Lidls own brand "Cordelia" is 75p kilo, and it's pure cane.........
 

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HOme Bargains has been 69p kilo for ages.

It's handier than Bookers so we use it.
 

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Makro and Costco are both selling granulated sugar at 56p/kg in 25kg bags.

Sadly both require a card, Costco is £25+VAT/year, available on production of any business paperwork BUT also available to NHS workers, Police, Fire, HM Forces etc.

Makro - can't remember what was required for the card but it's free.

As an offer, I can "host" a guest at either establishment, I'm in Bristol, Makro is at Cribbs and Costco at Avonmouth, if anyone wants to get a load PM me and I'll get you in. I have spoken to Makro about getting a shedload at a time, they need about 4-5 working days notice to get enough in, I was asking about getting 2-3 tonnes at a time.
 

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For an everyday low price, Lidls own brand "Cordelia" is 75p kilo, and it's pure cane.........
yep for conveniance i use Lidls and as Bros says, it is not EU stewed mashed turnips and insectcide but cane sugar

get odds looks though with a shopping trolly with 50 kils of sugar in to though
 

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QD in my part of the world has 1 kg bags at 66p.
I tried Bookers but they never called back!
 

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I tried Bookers but they never called back!
You may need to go into your local store to get a card,I have learned never to wait for a return call from a business that is busy.
 

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