Yep, last time I looked.54 pence a kilo Dishmop ?
Ha ha , , , How many colonies are you hoping to take into the winter in 2011 at between 10kg to 15kg apiece as winter syrup. Scaling up has a magical effect on sugar volumes and cash required.Bookers is about 5 mile away and a 25kg bag would be too much for me even tho I have it in my tea....
Two.Ha ha , , , How many colonies are you hoping to take into the winter in 2011 at between 10kg to 15kg apiece as winter syrup. Scaling up has a magical effect on sugar volumes and cash required.
Cannot speak for others but for me, No, No & No.Assuming that you are at all serious about producing honey, then you will be taking stores from the brood box and will of course be replacing it with syrup and the bees need around 40lbs of stores for the winter. of course if you happen to be running 14x12, then there is more room available for the bees to pack it in.
If I wanted to make money from honey I'd just buy it from a wholesaler and advertise it on ebay..The price of honey versus the price of sugar syrup is the determinator. Mr Gale harvested the brood box when his empire was the household name for honey in the UK, so please don't tell me that you are in it "just for the bees", because I'll probably die laughing.
and why not? Not everybody is money motivated. You might die laughing but more than likely it will be from all the stress of worrying because you couldnt steal as much honey as you hoped to...."just for the bees"
Bought mine from bookers 53p per kg, much cheaper5kg in Bookers is 47.65 per pound.
Price is today, 18th Dec and 5kg is the biggest bag for sale.
They all do (arranged by some one from the other side; Not BBKA Enterprises ) however only the bigger branches carry the 25 kilo sacksWhen you do go to get your sugar from Bookers, take your BBKA card with you.
Our local Bookers give a discount to Beekeepers buying bulk sugar (25 kilo sacks)
Not true,it was more propaganda put out by the BBKA"Look what we have organised for our members".Bookers have an agreement wiht the BBKA whick allows members to access Booker Cash and Carry on production of a BBKA membership card.