Jars prices on the rise

Beekeeping & Apiculture Forum

Help Support Beekeeping & Apiculture Forum:

rolande 

Field Bee
Joined
Oct 26, 2009
Messages
888
Reaction score
703
Hive Type
other
I'm not sure all I got told was which I've said before was reapply when you have 60 production colonys.
Where are you on numbers at present? 40 used to be the usually quoted number which made sense because that was where the BBKA public liability insurance stopped. Sounds like there's now a bit of an insurance grey zone unless you can secure your own independently.
 

plain_hunt 

New Bee
Joined
Apr 12, 2011
Messages
83
Reaction score
43
Location
Somerset
Hive Type
14x12
I've just placed an order with Freeman and Harding and asked about price rises and the answer was yes going up on Jan 1st but she didn't give me a number.

PH
Thanks for the heads up, I’ll get my order in, I’ve been dithering about ordering before or after Christmas.
 

Curly green finger's 

Apiculturist to the bones
***
BeeKeeping Supporter
Joined
Jul 30, 2019
Messages
4,679
Reaction score
2,478
Location
Titterstone clee South Shropshire
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
75
Are you going to be able to make a living from that?
The 1 ton is spring and summer and a minimum that doesn't include Heather honey.
I've only just started selling the 1400 8 oz jars I have for sale and I also have all the Heather I told you about plus honey from home. I will be taking hopefully 40 colonys to the Heather might be more.
My living isn't just honey I will have a certain amount of nucs and queen's next season to sell.
So the answer to your question is yes with a combination of all
 

Swn58 

Field Bee
Joined
Oct 30, 2014
Messages
576
Reaction score
397
Location
Birmingham
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Less than 1.....more than 20!
Luckily, I ordered 360 10oz jars in the spring. I still have some 1lb and 8oz jars too. This years crop was not as good as last year, so I hope to be okay for a while.
 

Erichalfbee 

Super Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
BeeKeeping Supporter
Joined
Jul 23, 2009
Messages
25,489
Reaction score
6,972
Location
Ceredigion
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
13
The 1 ton is spring and summer and a minimum that doesn't include Heather honey.
I've only just started selling the 1400 8 oz jars I have for sale and I also have all the Heather I told you about plus honey from home. I will be taking hopefully 40 colonys to the Heather might be more.
My living isn't just honey I will have a certain amount of nucs and queen's next season to sell.
So the answer to your question is yes with a combination of all
👍
If all that is profit then you’re on a winner.
1400 jars would be a pretty picture. You should post it to cheer us all up. Especially those of us who didn’t have a particularly good year. It’s been pants for some 🥲
 
Last edited:

Stiffy 

Queen Bee
***
BeeKeeping Supporter
Joined
Jul 11, 2009
Messages
2,308
Reaction score
48
Location
Kernow
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
50+
Are you going to be able to make a living from that?
We usually take around a ton each year and after paying for everything and if we are very lucky, make a very, very modest profit, Thankfully we don't rely on bees to keep us or we would starve.
 

maddydog 

Drone Bee
Joined
Mar 24, 2013
Messages
1,188
Reaction score
46
Location
north staffordshire
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
150+ nucs and hives
We usually take around a ton each year and after paying for everything and if we are very lucky, make a very, very modest profit, Thankfully we don't rely on bees to keep us or we would starve.
This is why those of us who try to make our living from bees 🙄 at the 'greedy commercial beefarmer' comments on here. Pretty sure I made a better hourly rate delivering newspapers and milk as a kid 🤣
 

Etton 

Field Bee
BeeKeeping Supporter
Joined
Sep 7, 2015
Messages
716
Reaction score
31
Location
East Yorkshire
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
16
I paid 41p per jar today from Abelo.
 

Curly green finger's 

Apiculturist to the bones
***
BeeKeeping Supporter
Joined
Jul 30, 2019
Messages
4,679
Reaction score
2,478
Location
Titterstone clee South Shropshire
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
75
👍
If all that is profit then you’re on a winner.
1400 jars would be a pretty picture. You should post it to cheer us all up. Especially those of us who didn’t have a particularly good year. It’s been pants for some 🥲
It would, they are in boxes and crates.
I will post some photos when I label up.
 

Curly green finger's 

Apiculturist to the bones
***
BeeKeeping Supporter
Joined
Jul 30, 2019
Messages
4,679
Reaction score
2,478
Location
Titterstone clee South Shropshire
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
75
Where are you on numbers at present? 40 used to be the usually quoted number which made sense because that was where the BBKA public liability insurance stopped. Sounds like there's now a bit of an insurance grey zone unless you can secure your own independently.
63 colonys.
We have 24 wintering nucs and 39 colonys in a mixture of single brood / double/ BH this winter.
Edit : forgot the three colonys out on the common
 

Goran 

Drone Bee
Joined
Oct 23, 2012
Messages
1,801
Reaction score
283
Location
Croatia
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
65
The jar prices at your place are really high.. I pay 0,2 GBP per 720mL ( around 950-965 grams) jar all together with metal lid which is painted with honey theme on it.. Smaller jar You use are some cheaper. At my place is standard honey sale in these 720mL jars..
 

rolande 

Field Bee
Joined
Oct 26, 2009
Messages
888
Reaction score
703
Hive Type
other
The jar prices at your place are really high.. I pay 0,2 GBP per 720mL ( around 950-965 grams) jar all together with metal lid which is painted with honey theme on it.. Smaller jar You use are some cheaper. At my place is standard honey sale in these 720mL jars..
But its more productive to get on with the job and work with what we have than to beat ourselves up over what someone else has.

Edit: I'm 100% with you on the decorative lids, surprised theyve not become more popular in the UK because they are available to some extent. As the chefs say, people eat with their eyes.
 

Erichalfbee 

Super Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
BeeKeeping Supporter
Joined
Jul 23, 2009
Messages
25,489
Reaction score
6,972
Location
Ceredigion
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
13
This is why those of us who try to make our living from bees 🙄 at the 'greedy commercial beefarmer' comments on here. Pretty sure I made a better hourly rate delivering newspapers and milk as a kid 🤣
It annoys the heck out of me too especially considering some take precious time out of a busy year to come here to advise us hobby keepers.
 

Moobee 

House Bee
***
BeeKeeping Supporter
Joined
Jan 8, 2020
Messages
411
Reaction score
368
Location
Bracklesham Bay, West Sussex
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
3..... at the moment....
I've just placed an order with Freeman and Harding and asked about price rises and the answer was yes going up on Jan 1st but she didn't give me a number.

PH
Just placed an order and a note on the page said jar prices rising by at least 10% and lids by 50%…..
 

Swn58 

Field Bee
Joined
Oct 30, 2014
Messages
576
Reaction score
397
Location
Birmingham
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Less than 1.....more than 20!
I buy from The Bottle Company South, based in Bristol. I've just looked at their prices at the moment. A 1lb honey jar is around 37p, but shipping is what brings the cost up. My last order of 360 jars cost £45 to ship.
 

Latest posts

Top