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« on: August 01, 2007, 10:55:13 AM »

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130139459776&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1

i thought this was a different idea.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 11:16:36 AM »

In talking with an oldtime beekeeper around here,  he used to sell whole frames of capped honey to the jewish summer camps.  As many as we could produce, they would by.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007, 11:18:30 AM »

If that sells for .99 cents then that's not very clever.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007, 12:15:43 PM »

i think he/she at least breaks even on the shipping  smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007, 12:25:38 PM »

To me, all the work seems to come after the honey is capped in the frame. If he can sell all the frames for $1.00 + shipping, at least he'll make $0.50 per frame (or so), but lose money on labor.

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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 12:39:07 PM »

In talking with an oldtime beekeeper around here,  he used to sell whole frames of capped honey to the jewish summer camps.  As many as we could produce, they would by.

Honey is very important to the jewish community for the high holidays. Honey brings "sweetness in the new year".  I have already sold much of my honey at the local JCC for the high holidays. September 13th for those who dont know is new years/roshashana this year. Probably an untapped source for many of you out there.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007, 01:01:38 PM »

So, he says that freezing it does not affect the honey. I was under the impression that the coldness would make it crystalize quicker. As someone who had most of last years batch crystalize within 3 months, I would want to avoid this.

Does the lower temperatures not increase crystalization?
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007, 01:41:16 PM »

How much do you buy frames for?(on average) 
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007, 04:09:58 PM »

who cares if it crystalyzes in the comb, you chew it anyway, right?
i think the 1$ thing is...it's a bid so..it goes to the highes bidder. (i would imagine so)
anyway, i've seen it before.
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007, 07:32:43 PM »

Seems to me that between the cost of the frame, shipping and posting on ebay this person is not making a good sale. Hopefully that bid goes over .99
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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2007, 08:48:10 AM »

Does the lower temperatures not increase crystalization?

Honey crystallizes quickest at 57F. 
Freezing actually stops crystallization from occuring because it is a super-saturated solution of sugars and water.  The sugar lowers the freezing point, so honey doesn't actually freeze, it just gets really stiff.

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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2007, 10:26:24 AM »

US $5.26
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2007, 01:57:14 PM »

current bid US$6.51
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2007, 11:15:18 PM »

I saw full medium frames at the San Francisco Farmer's market for $24 dollars.

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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2007, 03:23:51 PM »

it ended at 7.76 + shipping
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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2007, 04:16:39 PM »

told ya...but still
that's what 4 pounds of honey
so it's 4$ a kilo +frame and all, still quite cheap, actually very cheap (if i assesed the ammount of honey correctly)
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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2007, 08:22:08 PM »

$7.76 per frame plus shipping.....one frame is about 1 quart. A quart here sells for $10.00+ so i think that is a real good deal. The quarts around here don't come with frames either so there was a little bonus too... Wink
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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2007, 08:36:02 PM »

Wasn't shipping $18? So $25 for $10 worth of honey doesn't seem very worth it to me.
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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2007, 08:57:49 PM »

Was that shipping per frame?
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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2007, 09:03:46 PM »

Shipping to NC was 18. If the winner was close to montana then he would have saved alot. I don't know what cut comb honey sells for where you are at but here in the hills of NC it is the most expensive around. A 4x4 piece is about 7 dollars+.
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