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Mason Jar Bee Super

Discussion in 'Habitat - The Beehive' started by SrStinkaLot, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Jul 8, 2015
    Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Loving the herd life

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    Hmmm.... :\

    How do you sell -
    word of mouth?
    roadside stand?
    farmer's market?
    is your clientele crunchy?:hide
     
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    Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Loving the herd life

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    my apologies to the OP - I did not mean to hijack the thread.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2015
    norseofcourse

    norseofcourse Herd Master

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    Interesting, I've seen comb honey and it seems to sell well (I'll have to ask the next honey seller I see). Maybe it's a regional thing. Or maybe there's some tricks to marketing it - educating the buyers on the benefits of comb honey, or figuring out how to target likely buyers (upscale farmers markets? natural food stores?) Of course that also depends on how much time and energy you want to spend on a niche market item.

    @SrStinkaLot - is comb honey something people want where you live? Or are you thinking to try and make it popular?
     
  4. Jul 8, 2015
    SrStinkaLot

    SrStinkaLot Chillin' with the herd

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    Thanks I will take all your wonderful tips in mind, I was thinking in selling Honey jars like the first picture.Nectar flow is seasonal where I have my bees because it is a cold climate and we have dry season and wet season only, on other parts of Colombia the climate is a bit warmer and the nectar flow is a bit better.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2015
    babsbag

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    I was selling word of mouth at the school where I worked and a local health food store. Now selling honey that wasn't strained was pretty easy (go figure) but they just didn't understand the joys of chewing on honey comb; creamed honey was easier.

    Bees are now really just a hobby so not actively selling honey, building a dairy is pretty time consuming.
     
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    SrStinkaLot

    SrStinkaLot Chillin' with the herd

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    I haven't seen any comb honey where I live and I was thinking in the comb in a jar method so it could be a somewhat introduction of the topic in the market. I was thinking in farmers markets and places like that to introduce it.
    All of this new idea because I was thinking in a Tequila that has a grub in it and maybe it would be interesting to sell honey with comb in it.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2015
    Maggiesdad

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    :D =D Sell brood with the honey - get your protein and your carbs! :eek:
     
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    SrStinkaLot

    SrStinkaLot Chillin' with the herd

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    @Maggiesdad I've eaten brood and it has caused an allergic reaction on me because I'm allergic to bee stings so I don't think it can be a good idea, I can eat honey normally but react to brood and bee stings. Thanks to that experience is why I reckon selling honey jars with honey comb it it would be best.

    For the sake of the conversation I hope I understood what you meant by brood, the bees in the egg and larvae stage if I'm wrong I'll be glad you could explain me.
     
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    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    Yes, you have it right... Brood is the egg and larval stages. Sorry you're allergic... Must be a challenge working your hives...
     
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    SrStinkaLot

    SrStinkaLot Chillin' with the herd

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    @Latestarter It is a challenge specially when my veil had a hole in it, got stung by 20 bees the worst part was they were an experimental breed that had African genes, but I'm ok and enjoying beekeeping as much as possible.

    If I'm allergic to brood maybe other people will be and what I want is to expand my market and not reduce it or make it for some people only. I really liked the idea of cutting comb and putting it in the honey jars.