What Sales Best In Your Area,Comb Honey,Are Straight Honey?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping' started by Hee Haw, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Hee Haw

    Hee Haw Well-Known Member

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    Most people are asking for comb honey in my area this year,N.Ga. I thought it would be interesting to see which sells best in your area.
    I was thinking of asking $1.oo more for comb honey,whats your thoughts?
     
  2. rainesridgefarm

    rainesridgefarm Well-Known Member

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    I would charge $5 or $6 for a 12oz box of comb. Not many people are doing it these days but I sell 100 to 1 extracted over comb.
     

  3. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    We have a very few customers who want cut comb honey. Many want extracted but we do sell a bunch, I mean a whole bunch of combo honey. Combo honey is 1 inch by 4 inch strips put in a pint jar and extracted honey poured over it.
    We sell a pint (1 1/2 pounds for $5.00) We sell combo honey for $7.00 and nobody blinks an eye.
    Cut comb sells for $5.00 a block.

    :D Al
     
  4. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The best seller around here is Comb honey, until the Snow birds get here ,Then its 50/50. Thats about 4 cases A month ,Just in sales to indiviules. Theres one person who buys 6 gallons A year.
     
  5. Hee Haw

    Hee Haw Well-Known Member

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    After doing a little research,I should have listed this as chuck honey,or combo honey, as Al mentioned. It is honey poured over cut comb in a jar.This is what most customers are asking for here. Thanks
     
  6. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just $1 more for comb, think of your cost! Think of it in terms of honey lost by bees replacing wax, equipment costs, and time. It's worth a lot more than $1 imo.

    Here raw honey is the big seller by far. Rare to get someone who wants comb.
     
  7. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    We have did 4 medium frames of comb honey this year. 3 of those frames go into the combo honey $2.00 over the cost of extracted for the same pint. One frame is left just for those people who requested it in advance. That is about 3 little boxes.

    :D Al