I have similar in my area, a beekeeper of 50 years experience, selling 1 lb jars at £3.60Tis what it tis & I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it - probably a new beekeeper who doesnt have the confidence to charge ‘the going rate’. He’ll sell out pretty quickly, realise that jarring up and processing honey in any quantity isn’t too much fun and then adjust price accordingly or give up (This is assuming it’s not some dell boy who’s bought a barrel on the cheap & flogging off as the real deal).
On the flip side, I despair when I see old crystallising runny honey sitting on a shelf priced at a premium which nobody buys………..At least with the cheapo guy he’s promoted the stuff and getting people to eat it, the manky premium stuff does nothing for nobody other than the initial one off sale.
If you buy someone else's "honey" to rebrand it, you're accepting it as your own. Is it worth the risk?The original image comes from a Facebook site that has this as their 'pitch'.
"All the UK major bee shops have a sale from time to time, but it's easy to miss out on a bargain. I'll be adding as many offers and price reductions as I see, but feel free to add the ones you spot!"
it's a closed group though so you'd have to join to see the rest of the advert (and others) but as it says caveat emptor. It could be as JBM says a buy and sell on opportunity or it could be sugar water and food colouring.
Well lots of honey sellers around the country that buy honey in 30 pound buckets from their local bee farmers and then bottle it up seem to be okay with doing so.If you buy someone else's "honey" to rebrand it, you're accepting it as your own. Is it worth the risk?
I don't think public liability insurance would negate any damage to your reputation if the product turned out not to be what you thought it was. It seems to me that this is a risk.Well lots of honey sellers around the country that buy honey in 30 pound buckets from their local bee farmers and then bottle it up seem to be okay with doing so.
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So long as you have PL insurance in place, and I'm sure you do what can possibly be the problem?
I'm with you on this, but more than that, it just seems wrong in principle to be reselling honey from other producers on the kudos you have from being known as a beekeeper.I don't think public liability insurance would negate any damage to your reputation if the product turned out not to be what you thought it was. It seems to me that this is a risk.
Honestly, I wouldn't touch the honey made by most beekeepers.I'm with you on this, but more than that, it just seems wrong in principle to be reselling honey from other producers on the kudos you have from being known as a beekeeper.
It rather depends on how you view your time ... is it a hobby with a little extra income or is it your prime income.As a complete beekeeping newbie and only wanting to stay at 2 to 3 hives I have from a business point of view been looking at companies house information on honey producers / beekeepers that have quite a few hives. From a lets sell the honey and make some profit at the end of the year I wonder how you do start to get to a price per jar. Obvious starting position is as a very minimum the price per jar has to cover all costs, so labour, hive parts purchased over the year, time putting them together, jars, equipment and servicing etc, like everything its a numbers game and if you’ve got 30k jars then selling low might work, but in a bad year what then? Do you increase prices and risk some stock not selling? I have sleepless nights over pricing in my industry but I think you commercial beekeepers have it hard, especially with the public happily paying bugger all for what is honey fragranced syrup sold in most supermarkets.
Go M!!My real production time will come a month after these start to flower It's looking like a good year for lime trees again!
Not sure about 'crusty,' but certainly old here. My kitchen, equipment and me for that matter, are always cleaned to within an inch of it's life!
I have a brand new 12 frame extractor, raring to go. I bought hundreds of 12 oz jars, months ago, to prevent experiencing a shortage like I did last year. Labels are about to be ordered.
12oz is my new standard size for this season, following comments from people far more knowledgeable than me, last season. I will do orders for 8oz and 1lb only if required. Most will sell through the farm shop at £6.70 per unit, that I will make £5.10 on.