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Anyone know what sort of price it fetches this year?

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£3.50...£4.00 227g, did sell some, so i'm imformed by the boss, for £4.50.
 

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At the Dundee Flower Show last weekend ling cut comb was going at the rate of 25p per 10g, so 225g would have been £5.62. It flew off the shelves and was sold out in a couple of hours. It does have a certain scarcity value these days.

I'm thinking - 6+ trays per frame, £30 per frame, 10 frames a box .... two boxes in a good colony .... even more lucrative than selling nucs, if only we had a decent season.

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For the last 3 days the bee's have been going like the clappers on the ling,pity about most of august.
Yes those prices sound about the same as here,the prices i wrote are trade prices to the shops.Dont forget the bits of comb left in the frame after cutting out the 227g combs,if not pressed,this goes into jars,with liquid honey,very popular.
 
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Must be thinking Langstroth then Gavin as Nats give but 4 per frame.

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I've been travelling up and down to Aviemore this week for the dark bee conference, and the heather in places looks like it is still in full bloom. Stopping to have a look, there were still buds to come out in places. At last, yesterday and today, we have weather that will let them out to collect some.

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I was just guessing at the 6 per National frame. Still, 40 of them per super at a fiver each is a useful bit of pocket money (to pay the petrol for all those visits up the hills).

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OK then, 50 of them!
 

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No foundation required (maybe thin stuff or just starter strips), no extractor needing cleaned, cheap plastic boxes .... it does have a certain appeal!
 

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I've been cutting up this last week, and yes it has a certain appeal, no extractor no straining no jars to wash, and I have been getting on average four from a frame due to tapering of the combs at the ends.

In theory yes five I suppose if the combs are truly full.

Anyway price. Hmm.

I was charging £4-50 10 years ago and am getting that now for blossom CC so I would be looking me thinks at the 25 p per 10grams at least as some of my combs are a good 250 to 280gms.

It's a great way to do things, the offcuts supply the breakfast tables and the combs are so attractive to consumers. :)
 

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No,sorry,no theory involved at all,five per frame,fact,and exactly 0ne and a half inch strip left on the side,so you must be getting one hell of a taper.cut out thousands of them,never do any blossom cc,just ling.
 
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Think that price is a good retail price (ie selling direct to the customer),but we would not get that round here as a trade price,time the shops add there mark up,it would just sit on the shelves,no future in nothing.
 
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Right I was asking about a retail price as that is how most on here would operate and yes as a bulk wholesale price Hivemaker that is pretty good.

Goods on shelves are useless unless selling.

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Is that around £6 a slice ?

Whats the average retail for a full frame including the bars ?
 

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